Cleveland Cavaliers at Philadelphia 76ers Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 1/4/2015
Monday, January 5, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia
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On Monday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers will try to add a win to their 8-7 road record when they visit the Philadelphia 76ers.
During the 2013-14 season, the Cavs were able to win three out of their four games against the 76ers. In their final meeting last year, the Cavs had the most lopsided win of the series by blowing out Philadelphia 114-85 on the road.
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Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving has averaged 14.1 points and 6.3 assists per game against the 76ers in his career, while power forward Kevin Love has averaged a double-double of 16.2 points and 11.3 rebounds per game against them. Star small forward LeBron James has played in 35 games against Philadelphia, averaging 27.3 points, 7.2 assists and 6.7 rebounds per game against them.
Philadelphia's struggles continued on Saturday night when they were blown out by the score of 127-91 by the Los Angeles Clippers on the road. The 76ers only made 40.5 percent of their shots in that loss and ended up turning the ball over 21 times.
Through 32 games, the 76ers are in the bottom five in the league in both scoring and assists per game. Shooting guard Tony Wroten has only made 29.1 percent of their three-pointers this season, but he is the team's top scorer 17.3 points per game. Power forward Nerlens Noel leads the team in rebounding with 7.2 per game.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
Cleveland Cavaliers are 13-20-0 Against the Spread
Cleveland Cavaliers are 12-20-0 against the Over/Under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
Philadelphia 76ers are 13-18-1 Against the Spread
Philadelphia 76ers are 14-18-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/24/14 C Anderson Varejao Achilles out for season
01/03/15 F Kevin Love Knee injured last game, probable Sunday vs. Dallas
01/03/15 F LeBron James Knee out indefinitely
10/27/14 G Jason Richardson Foot out for season
10/23/14 F Joel Embiid Foot out indefinitely
01/04/15 G Hollis Thompson Illness "?" Monday vs. Cleveland
01/04/15 G Michael Carter-Williams Shoulder missed last game, probable Monday vs. Cleveland
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland
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