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76ers home to Cavaliers in NBA betting action

Cleveland CavaliersPhiladelphia 76ers
20-33February 18, 2014, 07:00 | Wells Fargo Center15-39



Cleveland pays a visit to Philadelphia on Tuesday, hoping to send the 76ers to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Wells Fargo Center.

The Cavaliers will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 23-30 ATS versus the spread this season, while the 76ers are 21-33 ATS. Cleveland is 25-28 against the total, while Philadelphia is 27-26-1 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Cleveland Cavaliers vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the 76ers in this one, they were listed earlier as 4.5-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 210 for Tuesday at shops such as 5Dimes.

The 76ers sit at No. 30 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Cavaliers are at No. 21 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Cavaliers will win this game 90-85.

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Cleveland was a 93-89 winner in its last match on the road against the Pistons. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 182 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Detroit was victimized for 25 points and 15 rebounds by Tristan Thompson as the Cavaliers defeated the Pistons 93-89 in NBA action on Wednesday.

The 76ers were a 105-100 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Jazz. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (205) made winners of OVER bettors. Philadelphia suffered a 105-100 loss against Utah on Wednesday, getting 21 points from Evan Turner in a losing effort at EnergySolutions Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 16-ranked offense (100.28 PPG) against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 24 at 102.02 PPG. The 76ers have averaged 43.5% from the field per game, more than the Cavaliers have managed so far this season (42.46% on average).

A few Cavaliers at 76ers trends to consider:
Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Cleveland's last 23 games
Philadelphia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Philadelphia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Philadelphia's last 18 games
Philadelphia is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Cleveland home to Orlando, Wednesday, February 19th
Philadelphia home to Dallas, Friday, February 21st

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