Philadelphia 76ers vs Cleveland Cavaliers betting tips and predictions for Friday’s NBA game. Philadelphia looks to win it’s 5th game in a row as they take on the Cleveland Cavaliers who have dropped 4 of their last 5 outings. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
- Start date: 04.03.2022 at 7:00 PM
- Location: Philadelphia Venue – Wells Fargo Center
The honeymoon phase is still going on in Philadelphia as the 76ers are on a roll since acquiring James Harden from the Brooklyn Nets. They’ve won all 3 games since getting the Beard and their last 4 overall.
They’ve scored at least 123 points in all 4 wins, so the offense is clicking and as long as that’s the case they won’t worry too much what’s going on defensively. Harden is averaging 27.3 points and 12.3 assists per game, he is getting everyone involved and Tyrese Maxey has stepped it up with 3 straight games of 20 or more points as a result.
This team looks very much like the team to beat in the Eastern Conference right now, they’ve gone up to 2nd place in the standings and are just 2.5 games behind the leading Miami Heat who they play this weekend. Against the Cavs they are 7-3 SU in the last 10 meetings,
Everyone’s favorite team against the spread this season is cooling off a bit as the Cleveland Cavaliers have now failed to cover in 6 games in a row. They’ve dropped 4 of their last 5 games and are off to a slow start after the all-star break.
Thanks to a solid first half of the season they remain in 6th place in the East despite all the losing lately, however, the Toronto Raptors are lurking behind with just 2 games back. Cleveland needs to get on a hot streak soon, they face a Sixers team that’s beaten them in 4 of the last 5 games at Wells Fargo Center.
The Cavs have struggled a bit vs Eastern Conference opponents lately winning just 1 of their last 5 games. On the road they are only 2-6 ATS in their last 8 trips, which is concerning considering they were 15-7-2 ATS before that.
I’ve seen great chemistry between Harden and Embiid so far, until they get beat by someone I’m riding the hype train. Give me the 76ers to win at home, they’ve covered the spread in 6 of 8 games vs Central Division opponents. Sixers to cover.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Predictions & Odds
Embiid is getting his 30 points per game, Harden is getting 27 and 12 assists and the 76ers are clicking on all cylinders. They lead the NBA in scoring over the last 3 games averaging 127 points per game, with the way these Cavaliers have played recently I don’t see them stopping them.
Cleveland has allowed 110.7 points per game over their last 3 and in their last game the Charlotte Hornets dropped 119 on them at their own gym. Philly has gone over the total in 5 straight and against the Cavaliers they are averaging 110.1 points per game in the last 10 meetings.
In those 10 games they’ve shot the ball at almost 49% from the field and with Harden on board, I can definitely see them improving on both those numbers tonight. Cleveland has struggled a bit scoring lately, but if the Knicks can score 109 and 108 points in consecutive games against these Sixers, then so can the Cavs. Let’s back the points in this one.