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76ers visit Cavaliers in hoops battle

Philadelphia 76ersCleveland Cavaliers
12-22January 07, 2014, 07:00 | Quicken Loans Arena11-23

The Cavaliers will try to cover the spread at Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday when they get a visit from the 76ers in basketball action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Cavaliers currently sport a record of 11-23, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 15-19 ATS. The 76ers are 12-22 and 15-19 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cavaliers post a 17-17 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the 76ers have gone 20-13-1 against the number.

View Philadelphia 76ers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds and Stats.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 22-rated Cavaliers and the No. 27-ranked 76ers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 89-87 result in favor of the Cavaliers.

Cleveland was an 82-78 loser in its last match at home against the Pacers. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 160 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Cavaliers endured an 82-78 loss at the hands of the Pacers on Sunday, despite a 21-point effort from C.J. Miles at Quicken Loans Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 25-ranked offense (95 PPG) against a 76ers defense that ranks No. 30 at 111.09 PPG. The Cavaliers have averaged 41.98% from the field per game, less than the 76ers have managed so far this season (44.56% on average).

A few 76ers at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 4-0-1 SU in its last 5 games
Philadelphia is 7-17-1 SU in its last 25 games
Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Cleveland is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Cleveland is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
Cleveland is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Detroit, Friday, January 10th
Cleveland at Utah, Friday, January 10th