Teams looking to keep the pressure on the top teams in the Eastern Conference clash on Wednesday when the Philadelphia 76ers battle the Cleveland Cavaliers. The 76ers (45-22), third in the East, are 26-15 in the conference and 19-12 on the road in the 2022-23 NBA season. The Cavaliers (44-27), fourth in the conference, are 28-14 against the East and are 28-7 on their home court. The 76ers have won 11 of the past 15 meetings with the Cavaliers. Jarrett Allen (eye) is out for Cleveland.
The game from Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland will tip off at 7:30 p.m. ET. The 76ers are averaging 115 points per game this season, 13th-best in the league, while the Cavaliers average 112, 24th-best. The Sixers are 2.5-point favorites in the latest 76ers vs. Cavaliers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is 222.5. Before making any Cavaliers vs. 76ers picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Sixers vs. Cavs and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Cavs vs. Sixers:
- 76ers vs. Cavaliers spread: 76ers -2.5
- 76ers vs. Cavaliers over/under: 222.5 points
- 76ers vs. Cavaliers money line: 76ers -140, Cavaliers +118
- PHI: The 76ers are 10-4 against the spread in their last 14 games against a team with a winning % above .600
- CLE: The Cavaliers are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games following a straight-up win of more than 10 points
- 76ers vs. Cavaliers picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why the 76ers can cover
Point guard Tyrese Maxey is one of five Philadelphia players averaging double-digit scoring. In 48 games, including 29 starts, Maxey is averaging 19.8 points, 3.4 assists and 2.7 rebounds. In one game against the Cavaliers this season, Maxey scored 16 points, while grabbing two rebounds and dishing out two assists. Maxey has reached double-figure scoring in 42 games, including 22 of them scoring 20 or more points, and five with 30 or more.
Power forward Tobias Harris has started all 62 games he has played in this season. He is a solid contributor, averaging 14.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists and one steal in 33.1 minutes of action. He's reached double-digit points in 51 games, including 13 with 20 or more. He has also grabbed 10 or more rebounds in eight games.
Why the Cavaliers can cover
Despite that, Philadelphia isn't a lock to cover the 76ers vs. Cavaliers spread. That's because Cleveland is led by point guard Darius Garland, who is averaging 22.1 points, 7.9 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. Garland registered a double-double in last Monday's 118-114 overtime win over Boston, scoring 17 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Going into Tuesday's game against Charlotte, Garland had scored 10 or more points 57 times this year, and had 17 double-doubles.
With shooting guard Donovan Mitchell missing Tuesday's game with a hand injury, his status for Wednesday is unknown. Power forward Evan Mobley will be looked upon to pick up some of the scoring slack. He registered a double-double in last week's overtime win over Boston, scoring 25 points and grabbing 17 rebounds. For the season, he is averaging 16 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.4 blocks per game. He has reached double-figure scoring in 61 games, and has recorded 20 double-doubles.
How to make Cavaliers vs. 76ers picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 231 points. The model also says one side of the spread has all of the value. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.
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