Philadelphia 76ers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Spread and Prediction

In this high-caliber Eastern duel, the second and the eighth best teams of the conference are clashing, when the hottest team in the league currently, the Cleveland Cavaliers (18-7), are hosting the Philadelphia 76ers (13-11), who want to end a losing streak and stop their fall in the league table.

Date/Time:  12-09-2017, 20:00 EDT

Spread: Cleveland Cavaliers -5

Total: +218

Cavaliers have an 18-7 record (9-15-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the second place of the East. They have 13 consecutive wins and in their last game they won at home against Sacramento with a 101-95 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by LeBron James with 28.2 ppg, adding 8 rebounds and a team high 8.6 assists per game. He is followed by Kevin Love with 19.2 ppg and a team high 10.5 rebounds per game.

Sixers have a 13-11 record (15-9 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit on the 8th place of the East. They have back-to-back losses and in their last game they lost at home against the Lakers with a 104-107 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Joel Embiid with 23.5 ppg, adding a team high 11.1 rebounds per game. He is followed by Ben Simmons with 17.7 ppg, 9.5 rebounds and a team high 7.5 assists per game.

In their previous matchup earlier this season, Cleveland won on the road with a 91-113 score. Cavs are 9-4 at home so far this season, while Sixers are 6-5 on the road. Cavs are better both offensively, scoring 111.1 ppg to Sixers’ 108, and defensively, allowing 107.6 ppg to Sixers’ 108. Cavs have better percentages both in field goals, shooting with 48.1% to Sixers’ 45.6%, and in 3-pointers, shooting with 37% to Sixers’ 35.8%. Sixers lead the league in rebounding, grabbing 49.1 to Cavs’ 42.5 and they are also better in assists made, with a third-best 25.7 to Cavs’ 22.9, while Cavs are better in turnovers committed (14.8 to 17.5). The Cavs are so hot right now finding Sixers in a mini-slump and Vegas odds give them a -5 spread which they are expected to beat easily today for the home victory.

Philadelphia 76ers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction: Cleveland Cavaliers -5 (-110)

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