Cleveland Cavaliers vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 2/27/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+10.5)
The Philadelphia 76ers (22-11) play the Cleveland Cavaliers (12-21) at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday. The spread on this contest has Philadelphia as 10.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 227.
The Cleveland Cavaliers took the court against the Houston Rockets and took home the win by a score of 112-96 in their last contest. Cleveland finished the game having earned a 50.6% FG percentage (43 out of 85) and made 16 of their 36 three-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Cavaliers converted 10 of their 15 attempts for a rate of 66.7%. With respect to getting rebounds, they compiled 55 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 24 assists in this contest as well as forcing the opposition into 7 turnovers and having 4 steals. When discussing defense, Cleveland allowed the other team to go 40.0% from the floor on 36 of 90 shooting. Houston totaled 18 assists and had 8 steals in this contest. Furthurmore, Houston grabbed 33 rebounds (9 offensive, 24 defensive) and earned 8 blocked shots. Houston walked away from this one shooting 82.4% when shooting free throws by converting 14 of 17 shots. They also made 10 out of their 33 attempts from beyond the arc.
Jarrett Allen is a guy who was a factor for the contest. He ended up walking away with 26 points on 10 of 11 shooting. He played for 37:01 minutes played and also snagged 18 rebounds. Allen walked away from this one shooting 90.9% from the floor and totaled 2 dimes. One more player that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Cavaliers was Collin Sexton. He collected 2 rebounds in his 38:56 minutes on the basketball court. He finished shooting 47.4% from the field for the game by connecting on 9-of-19 (23 points). When the final whistle blew, Sexton earned 3 assists.
Cleveland will enter this game with a mark of 12-21 on the season. They are averaging 104.3 points per contest (30th in the league) while hitting 45.3% from the field. The Cavaliers are connecting on 34.5% on shots from beyond the arc (312 of 904) and 71.7% from the free throw line. As a unit, Cleveland is pulling in 43.4 boards per contest and is sitting with 772 assists so far this year, which is 18th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They turn the ball over 15.7 times per contest and as a unit are committing 19.2 fouls per game. When they are on defense, the Cavaliers have forced 15.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.2 fouls. The Cavaliers defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 48.2% (507 of 665) and they surrender 43.3 rebounds per game as a group. They are ranked 20th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 817 conceded on the season. They give up 40.3% on shots from distance while they are 21st in the league in points per game allowed (112.8).
For their last game, the Philadelphia 76ers got the win with a final of 111-97 against the Dallas Mavericks. The 76ers were able to pull down 31 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 39 for the matchup. They also turned the ball over 7 times, while recording 11 steals in this matchup. The Mavericks committed 21 personal fouls for this contest which took the 76ers to the free throw line for 25 attempts. They were able to make 21 of those for a rate of 84.0%. Concerning three-point shots, Philadelphia converted 12 of their 29 attempts (41.4%). When this game wrapped up, the 76ers finished the game shooting 39 for 90 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 43.3%. The 76ers permitted the Mavericks to knock down 32 of 78 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 41.0% for the contest. They went 38.2% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 13 out of 34 and finished the game at 20 out of 23 from the free throw line (87.0%). Regarding how they attacked the glass, Philadelphia permitted Dallas to get 50 in total (10 offensive).
Joel Embiid ended up being a major contributor for the 76ers for the contest. He converted 5 out of 20 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 25.0%, and added 9 rebounds. Embiid scored 23 points in his 27:41 minutes on the hardwood and had 4 assists in this game. One more player that ended up playing a role for Philadelphia was Ben Simmons. He came away with 7 dimes in 32:17 minutes played, and he converted 6 of 11 from the floor. Simmons wrapped this one up going 54.5% from the field and also contributing 15 points and 3 total rebounds.
Philadelphia has a win-loss mark of 22-11 this season. In terms of offensive execution, the 76ers are hitting on 47.4% from the floor, which has them ranked 10th in the NBA. Philadelphia has totaled 3,758 pts this season (113.9 per game) and they grab 45.8 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 23.3 times per contest (23rd in the NBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.5 times per game. The 76ers commit 20.0 fouls every game and they shoot 78.7% from the free throw line. The 76ers defensively are ranked 9th in the NBA in points given up per game with 110.7. The Philadelphia defense concedes 36.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter (423 of 1,158) and their opponents are converting on 78.4% of their foul shots. They allow 23.9 dimes and 42.3 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 11th and 6th in the NBA. They are forcing their opponents into 14.9 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.1% from the floor (5th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland (+10.5)
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