Since arriving back in Cleveland, LeBron James has led the Cavaliers to six straight wins over the 76ers, who they will take on tonight looking to stay perfect for the season. Philly hasn’t won a game yet and it would take something of a miracle to get their first tonight but as the Lakers showed us last night – anything can happen.
- The Cavaliers are 1-8 against the spread in their last 9 games in Philadelphia.
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the Cavaliers last 7 games in Philadelphia.
- LeBron James averaged 9.5 assists against the 76ers last season.
A less than impressive Sixers team is extremely banged up heading into their matchup with the Cavs and there’s not a whole lot to say in their favor. If Cleveland shows up tonight and they don’t take their foot off the gas pedal too much, they will win and cover easily.
The problem with Cleveland is that they HAVE been letting their foot off the gas when they’ve gotten out to big leads. Their spread tonight is the widest they’ve had all season at 13.5 at the time of writing and Philly has been showing up every now and then as they’ve been blown out just once this year.
The UNDER is trending in this series and the Cavs only two covers this season came in their only two games that went UNDER their closing total.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The visiting Cleveland Cavaliers betting line opened this morning as -12-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds – Shark
(including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 204 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 120-95 win for the Cavaliers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Philadelphia 76ers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Philadelphia 76ers bring a 0-4 record (2-2 ATS) to the battle against the 5-0 Cleveland Cavaliers, who are 2-3 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen Philadelphia 76ers go 2-2 so far and the Cleveland Cavaliers go 2-2-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Cleveland injuries news.
The Philadelphia 76ers sit at No. 28 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds – Shark
, while the Cleveland Cavaliers are at No. 3 on that betting chart.
Offensively the game matches up Philadelphia’s No. 30-ranked offense (90.75 PPG) against a Cleveland Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 15 at 104 PPG. The Philadelphia 76ers have averaged 41.57% from the field per game, less than the Cleveland Cavaliers have managed so far this NBA season (46.15% on average).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
LeBron James scored 30 points and chipped in with 12 assists for Cleveland on Thursday, leading the Cavaliers to a 128-122 victory over Boston at Quicken Loans Arena.
Ersan Ilyasova scored 14 points in a failed effort to lead the 76ers to victory (they lost 109-93 to Charlotte at Spectrum Center on Wednesday).
- Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- Cleveland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games on the road
- Philadelphia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- Philadelphia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia’s last 8 games
- Philadelphia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Cleveland home to Atlanta, Tuesday, November 8th
Philadelphia home to Utah, Monday, November 7th