Philadelphia 76ers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 12/7/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Cleveland Cavaliers (5-16) at Philadelphia 76ers (15-7)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 7:30 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -11.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Cleveland Cavaliers need a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 104.2 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 112.8 points on 48.6 percent shooting. Colin Sexton is averaging 18.1 points and 2.5 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 16.7 points and 10.7 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 10.6 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost their last four road games.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for a win after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 108.8 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 104.4 points on 46 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 22.6 points and 12.7 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 19.1 points and 7.2 rebounds. Josh Richardson is the third double-digit scorer and Al Horford is dishing four assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won all 10 home games this season.
The Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The 76ers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 20-9 in Cavaliers last 29 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 7-1 in 76ers last 8 overall. The Cavaliers are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Philadelphia and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The under is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings in Philadelphia and 19-8 in the last 27 meetings.
The Philadelphia 76ers aren't nearly as good as their record indicates, and they just lost outright to a bad Washington Wizards squad. The problem is the Cleveland Cavaliers are downright terrible no matter where they play and playing on the end of a back to back doesn't help matters. There's also now reports of Kevin Love being in trade rumors, so one of their best players has to deal with drama on top of being with a lousy team. All that to say it's 76ers in a comfortable win or pass. I don't love the 76ers, but backing the Cavaliers is not an option right now.