Philadelphia 76ers at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 3/1/2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Philadelphia 76ers head to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday, March 1, 2018. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 3.5 point favorites.
The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 32-27. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.7 as they are averaging 107.4 points per game while giving up 105.7 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 36-24. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 110.1 points per contest and giving up 109.9, which is a point differential of 0.2.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 32-26-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 30-29-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 19-40-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 30-28-2 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
01/15/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
02/27/18 F Jeff Green Back is "?" Thursday vs Philadelphia
01/30/18 F Kevin Love Hand is out indefinitely
Ben Simmons comes into this game averaging 16.6 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is 57%. Joel Embiid averages 23.9 points per contest in 31.3 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 78%.
Jordan Clarkson has scored 14.5 points per contest while playing 23.5 minutes per game this season for the Cavaliers. He hauls in 3 rebounds per contest and has 3.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Lebron James averages 26.7 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 37.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.4 rebounds per game and 9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 107.4 points per contest this year, which is 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.78 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 11th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 46.7 boards per contest and 25.6 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 105.7 points per contest which is 15th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.9 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they allow 21.2 assists per game which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 5th in the NBA with 110.1 points per contest this season. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 0.28. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in the league. They are 23rd in the NBA in rebounding with 42 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 23.5. The Cavaliers are 16th in turnovers per contest with 14.2. The Cavaliers give up 109.9 points per game, which ranks them 26th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 26th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 25.9 dimes allowed per game and 21st with 44.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 5th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per contest this year.
The 76ers are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 105.9, and their offensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 26th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Philadelphia is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 29th in the NBA.
Cleveland is 16th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 4th in the NBA. The Cavaliers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 111.7, and their offensive rating of 112 is ranked 3rd. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 98 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 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia +3.5
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