Free NBA Pick: 76ers vs. Cavaliers NBA Odds
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(13-11) Philadelphia 76ers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (18-8)
Date: Saturday December 9
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Cavaliers -5
NBA Betting Total: 218
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Saturday December 9, finds the Philadelphia 76ers facing host Cleveland Cavaliers. Philadelphia enters the contest having lost to the LA Lakers on a night when the 76ers showed their youthful inexperience. The Cavaliers arrive having finally lost a game which ended their 13-game win streak.
Philadelphia holds the all-time record 102-101 but the Cavaliers are on a 10 game win streak versus the Sixers sweeping them the past two seasons.
Despite Ben Simmons triple-double the Sixers looked every bit of their youthful selves in the loss to the Lakers. Although the Sixers are must watch TV they still need to learn how to finish close games and beat lower end squads. On paper the match pointed to the 76ers having a far more talented squad, but papers don’t play the game.
On Thursday the Sixers finally were able to move on from the Jahlil Okafor situation trading him to the Nets along with Nik Stauskas and the Knicks 2018 second round pick. In return the Sixers will receive a great glue guy in Trevor Booker who’ll offer great energy off the bench.
Despite the talent on the Sixers and entertaining matches they provide, the team they tip off against do know how to win even missing core components.
The hottest team in the Association prior to last night was the Cavaliers who were on a 13-game win streak. That ended Friday night when the Pacers beat them 106-102. The question which inevitably gets raised is during their win streak Cleveland played only three teams with winning records and one of them won (Pacers). The main issue for the Cavaliers remains how good the defense is; they currently rank 26th.
The one obvious deterrent to the match is the Cavaliers played Friday night versus the Pacers, so they’ll be the more tired squad with the Sixers arriving following a day off.
Iman Shumpert (knee) joins the growing list of walking wounded of Isaiah Thomas (hip), Derrick Rose (ankle) and Tristan Thompson (calf). All four should remain out for this match.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Sixers are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 road games.
- Over is 10-4 in Sixers last 14 road games.
- Cavaliers are 6-20-2 ATS in their last 28 home games.
- Under is 6-2-1 in Cleveland’s last 9 overall.
- The underdog is 9-2 ATS in the last 11 head to head meetings.
- Under is 14-5 in the last 19 head to head matchups.
Free Philadelphia 76ers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Prediction:
This is an interesting contest because the Sixers will be chomping at the bit to forget about letting the Lakers win their last game while also hoping to break through versus the Cavaliers. Plus I’m befuddled by who precisely will guard Embiid successfully if the big man gets in one of his grooves. Alternatively, the Cavaliers will be tired and no longer be fueled by keeping the win streak alive. That said, they still have the streak over the Sixers to maintain.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Cavaliers -5
LeBron James may have a ton of respect for Ben Simmons and likely is amused by the ever entertaining Joel Embiid. That in itself makes for an intriguing game with the King dialed in to prove the throne is still his.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Cavaliers 115 – Sixers 107
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