Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Cavs vs 76ers Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Philadelphia 76ers taking on the Cleveland Cavaliers Monday November 2 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Philadelphia 76ers (0-2) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (2-1)
Date: Monday November 2nd
Time:7:00 PM EST
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NBA Moneyline Odds: NL
NBA Betting Odds: Cavaliers -12
NBA Betting Total: 196
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The Cleveland Cavaliers will be happy to see the Philadelphia 76ers on tap, and to see their schedule lighten up in the coming days, after what was a tough opening week for the defending Eastern Conference champions. The team has some injury concerns, but should be able to overcome them in Philadelphia, with home matchups against the New York Knicks and these same 76ers later in the week.
The Cavaliers opened the season by playing three games in four days, including a pair of physical matchups with the Chicago Bulls and Memphis Grizzlies, not to mention an emotional contest with the Miami Heat.
Point guard Kyrie Irving remains out for the Cavaliers following offseason knee surgery. The team still hasn’t released a timetable for his return. In addition to that, fellow stars LeBron James and Kevin Love are each playing through injuries of their own.
James has said he doesn’t intend to miss any games, but he’s been seen lying down on the ground rather than sitting on the bench during games, a sign that his ailing back is bothering him more than he’s letting on. After managing only 12 points against the Grizzlies, he bounced back with 29 points during Friday’s 102-92 victory over the Heat.
The 76ers have dropped five of six to the Cavaliers – a stretch which pre-dates James’s return to Cleveland. Philadelphia put up a dud of a performance Friday in a 99-71 loss to the Utah Jazz. Rookie Jahlil Okafor enjoyed a solid debut performance, scoring 26 points in Wednesday’s 112-95 loss to Boston.
Okafor followed that up with a 10-point game against the Jazz, which the 76ers lost 99-71, shooting 30.2 percent from the field as a team.
NBA Betting Trends:
The under is 13-3 in the Cavaliers’ last 16 road games against teams with a losing home record.
The under is 6-1-1 in the Cavaliers’ last eight games overall.
The under is 10-1 in the last 11 meetings between these teams.
The under is 5-0 in the last five meetings between these teams in Philadelphia.
Free NBA Prediction:
A consistent trait of teams LeBron James has played on in recent years is that they play solid defense, and that’s again true of this year’s Cavaliers squad. The 76ers have also tried to exemplify some of these traits over the last couple of years.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Under 196
All three games between these teams a year ago played comfortably under the total, with none of those games playing above 187 total points. After watching the Jazz stymie the 76ers offense, it’s reasonable to expect the Cavaliers to do the same.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Cavaliers 97, 76ers 89
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