Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 12/7/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia -6.5
Kevin Love and the Cleveland Cavaliers (5-15, 5th in the Central Division) head to Wells Fargo Center on Saturday where they'll meet the Philadelphia 76ers (15-7, 3rd in the Atlantic Division). The line on this contest has Philadelphia as 6.5 point favorites. The over/under opens at 216.
The Cavaliers are covering the spread 42.1% of the time, having gone 8-11-1 ATS. Philadelphia is covering 42.9% of the time, going 9-12-1 against the spread.
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/5/2019 Tristan Thompson C Illness Game Time Decision
12/3/2019 Tyler Cook PF Ankle Game Time Decision
12/3/2019 Dylan Windler SG Lower Leg Game Time Decision
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/4/2019 Josh Richardson SG Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Dec 7
Collin Sexton averages 18.1 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Kevin Love comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 10.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Tobias Harris averages 19.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Joel Embiid averages 22.6 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 12.7 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers allow 112.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they give up 26.0 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league. Cleveland averages 104.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 44.0 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 21st and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 15.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers surrender 104.4 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 20.4 assists allowed per contest, and 1st with 39.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game. Philadelphia is 17th in the league with 108.8 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 46.2 boards per game and 6th in assists per contest with 26.0. The 76ers are 3rd in turnovers per game with 16.7.
The Cavaliers are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.9, and their defensive rating of 113.7 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 26th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Cleveland is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the league.
Philadelphia is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA. The 76ers are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 103.7, and their offensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 5th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland +6.5
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