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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds
The 76ers will try to cover the spread at Wells Fargo Center on Sunday when they get a visit from the Cavaliers in basketball action.
This season the 76ers are 5-4 overall and 5-4 ATS against the number, while the Cavaliers are 2-7 and 4-5 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Philadelphia is 4-5 on the OU, and Cleveland is 6-3.
For bettors going with the 76ers in this one, they were listed earlier as 5-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 189.5 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 9-rated 76ers and the No. 22-ranked Cavaliers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 94-89 result in favor of the 76ers.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cavaliers rank No. 24 in the league with 39.9 per game. That compares with Philadelphia’s No. 15 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Philadelphia is the NBA’s No. 12-ranked team at 7.2 per game, while the Cavaliers rate No. 5 with 8.1 per contest.
Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 28-rated defense on the road, giving up 106.5 points per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Cleveland was a 103-95 loser at home against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (198) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Cavaliers wasted a 26-point performance from Kyrie Irving as Dallas ran past them 103-95 on Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena.
In their last action, Philadelphia was a 99-93 winner at home against the Jazz. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (192) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The 76ers got a 26-point performance from Jrue Holiday as Philadelphia ran past Utah 99-93 on Friday at Wells Fargo Center.
Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Dallas are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8
Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Utah are 8-2
After a win are 3-7
A few Cavaliers at 76ers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road
Cleveland is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Philadelphia is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Cleveland home to Philadelphia, Wednesday, November 21
Philadelphia home to Toronto, Tuesday, November 20