Philadelphia 76ers vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/17/2019
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia -7
Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers (7-5, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) are headed to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Sunday where they'll take on the Cleveland Cavaliers (4-7, 3rd in the Central Division). Philadelphia opens this contest as 7 point favorites. The total has been set at 219.
The 76ers are covering the spread 45.5% of the time, having gone 5-6-1 ATS. Cleveland is covering the spread 60.0% of the time, going 6-4-1 against the spread.
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/15/2019 Zhaire Smith SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Nov 17
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/15/2019 Jr PF Thumb Game Time Decision
11/14/2019 Ante Zizic C Foot Expected to be out until at least Nov 22
11/14/2019 John Henson PF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Nov 22
11/14/2019 Dylan Windler SG Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Nov 22
Joel Embiid comes into this contest averaging 24.0 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 12.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Tobias Harris averages 16.8 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Kevin Love averages 18.7 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 12.6 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Collin Sexton averages 18.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 109.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 47.1 rebounds per game and 25.6 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 17.8 per game. The 76ers allow 107.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.2 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 25th in the league with 105.3 points per game this year. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.8. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 45.5 boards per game, and 28th in assists per contest with 20.2. The Cavaliers are 25th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Cavaliers surrender 107.1 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 25.4 assists allowed per contest and 16th with 45.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game.
The 76ers are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.6, and their defensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 12th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league. Philadelphia is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league.
Cleveland is 22nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA. The Cavaliers are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 107.3, and their offensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 15th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 26th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland +7
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