Philadelphia 76ers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 3/15/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
The Philadelphia 76ers are on their way to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Wednesday where they will go up against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The 76ers played the Wizards and took home the win by a score of 112-93 in their last contest. Philadelphia wrapped up the contest with a 51.3% field goal percentage (41 out of 80) and knocked down 11 of 29 shots from distance. When they shot from the charity stripe, the 76ers knocked down 19 of their 23 shots for a rate of 82.6%. In regard to rebounding, they collected 42 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 29 dimes for this game in addition to forcing 9 turnovers and earning 6 steals. When talking about the defense, Philadelphia allowed 40.5% from the floor on 34 out of 84 shooting. Washington totaled 19 assists and had 4 steals in this game. Moreover, Washington snagged 35 boards (6 offensive, 29 defensive) and earned 10 rejections. Washington finished the contest at 82.6% at the charity stripe by making 19 of 23 tries. They knocked down 6 of 26 tries from long range. In the matter of fouls, the 76ers ended up with 19 while the Wizards racked up 20 fouls.
Joel Embiid is a guy who was a major contributor for the contest. Embiid walked away from this one shooting 57.1% from the floor and also distributed 4 assists. He was on the hardwood for 31 mins played and totaled 8 boards. He was able to score 34 points on 12 of 21 shooting.
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Philadelphia enters this game with a mark of 45-22 on the year. They are averaging 115.0 pts per contest (13th in the league) while going 48.5% from the field. The 76ers are shooting 38.9% on shots beyond the perimeter (851 of 2,187) and 83.5% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Philadelphia is pulling in 40.6 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,683 assists so far this year, which is 20th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 13.5 times per contest and as a unit they commit 20.5 fouls per contest.
On the defensive end of the court, the 76ers have forced 14.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.9 fouls. They are currently ranked 5th in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,585 surrendered on the campaign. The 76ers are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 47.2% (2,694 of 5,703) and they surrender 41.3 rebounds per game as a squad. They are giving up 35.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 3rd in the league in PPG allowed (110.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the Cavaliers walked away with a victory by a final of 114-108 when they played the Hornets. In the matter of cleaning the glass, Cleveland allowed Charlotte to pull down 43 in total (7 offensive). They went 47.6% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 10 out of 21 and ended up going 16 of 22 at the free throw line (72.7%). The Cavaliers allowed the Hornets to convert 41 of their 80 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 51.3% for this contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Cavaliers finished the game shooting 41 for 87 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.1%. Pertaining to three-point attempts, Cleveland knocked down 7 of 27 tries (25.9%). They were able to bury 25 of them for a rate of 73.5%. The Hornets had 26 fouls for this contest which took the Cavaliers to the charity stripe for a total of 34 attempts. They turned it over 10 times, while recording 8 steals for the matchup. The Cavaliers corralled 29 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 40 for this contest.
Darius Garland was important for the Cavaliers in this matchup. Garland tallied 28 points in his 39 mins of playing time and had 6 dimes for this game. He made 8 of 20 for the game for a field goal rate of 40.0%, and had 6 rebounds.
Cleveland has a record of 43-27 on the campaign. The Cavaliers commit 18.8 fouls every game and they connect on 77.8% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 24.9 times per game (18th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.6 times per contest. Cleveland has accounted for 7,841 pts so far this year (112.0 per contest) and they collect 41.7 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Cavaliers are shooting 48.7% from the floor, which is ranked 6th in the NBA.
The Cavaliers on defense are ranked 1st in the NBA in PPG given up with 106.7. They have forced 15.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 46.6% from the floor (7th in the league). The Cleveland defense concedes 37.1% on three-point shots (799 of 2,153) and opponents are converting on 77.8% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 22.9 assists and 40.7 boards per contest, which is 2nd and 2nd in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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