Philadelphia 76ers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Predictions, NBA Picks 2/26/2020
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia -7
Collin Sexton and the Cleveland Cavaliers (16-41, 5th in the Central Division) host the Philadelphia 76ers (36-22, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Philadelphia opens this matchup as 7 point favorites. The total has been set at 220.
The 76ers are covering 44.4% of the time, having gone 24-30-4 ATS. Cleveland covers the spread 44.6% of the time, going 25-31-1 against the spread.
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
02/24/20 PF Norvel Pelle Illness is questionable Wednesday vs Cleveland
02/24/20 SG Ben Simmons Back is out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
02/24/20 PG Dante Exum Ankle left last game, is questionable Wednesday vs Philadelphia
02/24/20 SF Alfonzo McKinnie Plantar Fasciitis is questionable Wednesday vs Philadelphia
01/13/20 SG Dylan Windler Leg is out for season
Al Horford comes into this game averaging 11.6 points per contest while playing 30.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Joel Embiid averages 23.8 points per contest in 30.8 minutes per game. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 12.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Collin Sexton scores 19.7 points per contest while playing 32.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Kevin Love averages 17.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.7 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 108.9 points per contest, which is 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 10th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 45.9 boards per contest and 25.8 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 19th with 14.6 per game. The 76ers allow 106.5 points per contest, which is 3rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 10th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they allow 22.3 assists per game which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 25th in the NBA with 106.6 points per contest this season. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -8.54. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 21st in the league. They are 19th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.5 boards per contest and 25th in assists per game with 22.5. The Cavaliers are 1st in turnovers per contest with 16.6. The Cavaliers give up 115.1 points per game, which ranks them 24th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 30th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 26.2 dimes allowed per game and 5th with 43.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 5th in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest this year.
The 76ers are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.1, and their defensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 19th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league. Philadelphia is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the league.
Cleveland is 1st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 1st in the NBA. The Cavaliers are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 115.5, and their offensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 29th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 22nd. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland +7
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