Cleveland Cavaliers vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 3/4/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Friday, March 4, 2022
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
The Philadelphia 76ers (38-23) are welcoming the Cleveland Cavaliers (36-26) at Wells Fargo Center on Friday.
The Cavaliers played the Hornets and went home with a loss by a final score of 119-98 in their last game. With respect to personal fouls, the Cavaliers walked away with 18 while the Hornets had 10 personal fouls. They converted 17 of 38 tries from three-point range. Charlotte finished 72.7% at the charity stripe by knocking down 16 of 22 shots. In addition, Charlotte snagged 36 rebounds (9 offensive, 27 defensive) and got 1 block. Charlotte doled out 45 assists and had 32 steals for this contest. In the matter of the defense, Cleveland allowed the other team to shoot 50.6% from the floor on 43 out of 85 shooting. They also distributed 21 dimes in this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 5 turnovers and earning 6 steals. With respect to getting rebounds, they earned 37 with 4 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Cavaliers made 14 of 21 attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. Cleveland walked away from the contest with a 46.8% FG percentage (37 out of 79) and converted 10 of 31 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Jarrett Allen is one guy who was a contributor for the game. Allen finished shooting 77.8% from the field but had no assists at the end of the game. He was on the hardwood for 33 mins played and also snagged 11 rebounds. He racked up 18 points on 7 of 9 shooting.
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Cleveland comes into this matchup with a record of 36-26 for the campaign. They are averaging 106.5 pts per game (26th in basketball) while connecting on 46.6% from the field. The Cavaliers are hitting 35.3% on 3-point shots (725 of 2,056) and 75.5% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Cleveland is snagging 44.7 boards per game and is sitting with 1,557 dimes for the campaign, which is 11th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 14.9 times per game and as a team they are committing 16.9 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Cavaliers are able to force 13.9 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.7 fouls. They are 8th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,445 conceded so far this year. The Cavaliers defense is giving up a FG percentage of 44.4% (2,401 of 5,410) and they surrender 43.2 boards per game as a unit. They give up 34.5% from 3-point land and they are ranked 1st in the league in PPG allowed (103.0).
When they last stepped on the court, the 76ers took home the win by a final score of 123-108 when they played the Knicks. The 76ers were able to corral 38 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 43 in the game. They gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while recording 2 steals in the game. The Knicks had 7 personal fouls in this matchup which took the 76ers to the free throw line for 33 attempts. They were able to knock down 28 of those for a rate of 84.8%. Regarding shots from downtown, Philadelphia converted 17 of their 36 tries (47.2%). When the final whistle blew, the 76ers shot 39 out of 75 from the floor which had them at 52.0%. The 76ers allowed the Knicks to bury 39 of 91 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 42.9% in this matchup. They shot 28.6% from distance by going 8 of 28 and ended up going 22 out of 32 from the charity stripe (68.8%). Concerning rebounding, Philadelphia permitted New York to snag 30 in total (10 offensive).
James Harden was important for the 76ers in the matchup. He converted 8 out of 13 for the game for a field goal percentage of 61.5%, and had 9 rebounds. Harden tallied 26 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 9 assists in the matchup.
Philadelphia has a mark of 38-23 for the season. In terms of offensive execution, the 76ers are connecting on 46.4% from the field, which ranks 12th in the NBA. Philadelphia has tallied 6,617 pts so far this season (108.5 per contest) and they average 42.3 boards per game. They are earning an assist 23.2 times per contest (23rd in basketball) and they are turning it over 12.4 times per contest. The 76ers commit 19.4 fouls every game and they hit 81.7% from the charity stripe.
The Philadelphia defense concedes 33.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (683 of 2,029) and their opponents are converting on 77.3% of their free throw attempts. They give up 23.0 dimes and 45.0 rebounds per game, ranking them 4th and 20th in basketball. The 76ers on the defensive end are ranked 7th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 106.0. They are able to force 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.0% from the field (10th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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