Philadelphia 76ers at Cleveland Cavaliers - 4/1/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Philadelphia 76ers at Cleveland Cavaliers - 4/1/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers (17-30) vs Philadelphia 76ers (32-15)

Game Info: Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse)

Betting Odds: Cleveland Cavaliers +7.5 -- Over/Under: 214.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Philadelphia 76ers pay a visit to the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on Thursday night.

The Philadelphia 76ers have been in great form as they’ve won 10 of their past 13 games, but they will be hoping to put an end to a two-game skid after falling short against the Nuggets in a 104-95 road loss on Tuesday. Tyrese Maxey led the team in scoring with 13 points off the bench, Tobias Harris added 12 points while Ben Simmons chipped in with 11 points and three assists. As a team, the 76ers shot just 42 percent from the field and 11 of 35 from the 3-point line and they played great defense to hold the Nuggets to just 36 points in the second half, but they just left themselves too much ground to make up after allowing the Nuggets to explode for 44 points in the first quarter.

Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been in a slump as they’ve lost nine of their past 12 games and they will be hoping to snap an ugly three-game skid after getting completely blown out by the Jazz in a 114-75 road loss on Monday. Collin Sexton led the team with 20 points while Darius Garland added 18 points with five assists on eight of 16 shooting, but no other player scored more than seven points as the Cavaliers never threatened in this one after scoring just 34 points in the first half. Taurean Prince scored just five points on two of nine shooting while Isaac Okoro shot just one of nine from the field to finish with five points of his own.

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Looking at the betting trends, the 76ers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record, 16-36-3 ATS in their last 55 road games and 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Cavaliers are 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games, 16-34-2 ATS in their last 52 games against a team with a winning record and 9-20 ATS in their last 29 games overall.

Head to head, the under is 5-2 in the last seven meetings overall and the 76ers are 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings overall.

The 76ers have been able to maintain their momentum with the injured Joel Embiid, but they will be keen to get back in the win column after dropping the last two games. The Cavaliers have really been struggling lately and their confidence must’ve taken a shot after getting blown out by the Jazz in their worst loss of the season. The 76ers aren’t the best road team, but I think they cruise in this one.

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Peter’s Pick Philadelphia -7.5

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