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Without Embiid, 76ers are in Tough vs Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ franchise record-tying winning streak has been snapped at 13 games, but the wine and gold’s recent surge has wiped away any fears that the team has fallen off in the Eastern Conference. A day after a 106-102 loss to the Indiana Pacers, the Cavs welcome the Philadelphia 76ers to town on Saturday.

MyBookie opened the Cave as 5-point home favorites with a total of 218.

Shark Bites
  • The 76ers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
  • The UNDER is 14-5 in the last 19 meetings between the Cavaliers and 76ers.
  • The OVER is 10-4 in the 76ers' last 14 road games.

Cleveland has rattled off 10 consecutive wins against the 76ers, including a 113-91 triumph on November 27. LeBron James contributed 30 points and 14 rebounds in that game. The Cavs have scored 100 or more points in a ridiculous 19 straight games heading into this one.

Philly is opening up a three-game road trip after dropping consecutive home games to the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers. Sixers bettors need to be aware of the status of star big man Joel Embiid, as the Cameroon native is going to sit out of tonight’s contest due to rest. Forward Dario Saric has a left eye laceration and could miss his second straight tilt as well.

Home sides have had no issues covering the spread in this series, as visiting teams are 1-5 ATS in the last six meetings between the clubs.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Cleveland Cavaliers as -6-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 220.5 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 112-100 victory for the Cavaliers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Philadelphia 76ers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cleveland Cavaliers currently sport a record of 18-8, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-16-1 ATS. The Philadelphia 76ers are 13-11 and 15-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cavaliers post a 13-12-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the 76ers have gone 12-12 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Philadelphia injuries news.

The betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 11-rated Philadelphia 76ers taking on the No. 13-rated Cleveland Cavaliers in this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cleveland's No. 3-ranked offense averaging 110.76 PPG, against a Philadelphia 76ers defense that ranks No. 23 at 108 PPG. The Cleveland Cavaliers field goal percentage has averaged 47.45% so far, more than the Philadelphia 76ers shooters have achieved on the year, 46.04% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Joel Embiid chucked in 33 points for Philadelphia on Thursday, but they still came up short in losing 107-104 at Wells Fargo Center.

The Cavaliers wasted a 29-point performance from LeBron James as Indiana ran past them 106-102 on Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 14-7 ATS in its last 21 games
  • Philadelphia is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games
  • Cleveland is 1-11-1 ATS in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia at New Orleans, Sunday, December 10th
Cleveland home to Atlanta, Tuesday, December 12th