Cleveland Cavaliers at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 4/6/2018
Friday, April 6, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The Cleveland Cavaliers head to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, April 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia as 3 point favorites.
The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 48-30. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.9 as they are averaging 110.5 points per game while giving up 109.6 per contest. The 76ers have an overall mark of 48-30. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 109.1 points per contest and giving up 105.1, which is a point differential of 4.0.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 28-47-3 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 37-39-2 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 46-31-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 38-39-1 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
04/03/18 G George Hill Ankle is "?" Thursday vs Washington
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
04/04/18 F Dario Saric Elbow is "?" Friday vs Cleveland
03/31/18 C Joel Embiid Head is out indefinitely
Kevin Love comes into this game averaging 17.5 points per contest while playing 27.8 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 9.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 88%. Lebron James averages 27.4 points per contest in 37.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 9.1 assists per game and 8.7 rebounds per contest for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 54% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Ben Simmons has scored 15.8 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per game this season for the 76ers. He hauls in 8.1 rebounds per contest and has 8.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 56%. J.J. Redick averages 16.8 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 30.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.5 rebounds per game and 3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 110.5 points per contest this year, which is 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.94 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 5th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 42.2 boards per contest and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 20th with 13.7 per game. The Cavaliers allow 109.6 points per contest which is 26th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 18th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they allow 25.6 assists per game which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 9th in the NBA with 109.1 points per contest this season. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in the league. They are 1st in the NBA in rebounding with 47.2 boards per contest and 2nd in assists per game with 26.8. The 76ers are 1st in turnovers per contest with 16.7. The 76ers give up 105.1 points per game, which ranks them 13th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 21.6 dimes allowed per game and 6th with 42.2 boards surrendered per contest. The 76ers are 16th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The Cavaliers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 111.7, and their offensive rating of 112.7 is ranked 2nd. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA. Cleveland is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 30th in the league. The 76ers are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109, and their defensive rating of 105 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland +3
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