Philadelphia 76ers at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/9/2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Philadelphia 76ers head to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 6 point favorites.
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The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 13-11. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.0 as they are averaging 108.0 points per game while giving up 108.0 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 18-7. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 111.1 points per contest and giving up 107.6, which is a point differential of 3.5.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 15-9-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 12-12-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 9-15-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 13-11-1 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/08/17 PF Trevor Booker Acquired is "?" Saturday vs Cleveland
12/08/17 F Dario Saric Eye is "?" Saturday vs Cleveland
10/25/17 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/30/17 G Iman Shumpert Knee is out indefinitely
11/17/17 PG Derrick Rose Ankle is out indefinitely
11/02/17 C Tristan Thompson Calf is out indefinitely
10/16/17 PG Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Ben Simmons comes into this game averaging 17.7 points per contest while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 9.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 56%. Joel Embiid averages 23.5 points per contest in 30.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 11.1 rebounds per contest for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Kevin Love has scored 19.2 points per contest while playing 29.4 minutes per game this season for the Cavaliers. He hauls in 10.5 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 90%. Lebron James averages 28.2 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 37.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 8 rebounds per game and 8.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 108 points per contest this year, which is 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.04 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 14th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 49.1 boards per contest and 25.7 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 1st with 17.4 per game. The 76ers allow 108 points per contest which is 24th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they allow 21.2 assists per game which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 4th in the NBA with 111.1 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 3.48. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in the league. They are 17th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.5 boards per contest and 12th in assists per game with 22.9. The Cavaliers are 17th in turnovers per contest with 14.7. The Cavaliers give up 107.6 points per game, which ranks them 21st in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 20th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 24.9 dimes allowed per game and 12th with 42.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 7th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The 76ers are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.4, and their defensive rating of 106.4 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league. Philadelphia is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 27th in the league.
Cleveland is 19th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league. The Cavaliers are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.4, and their defensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia +6
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