Cavaliers at 76ers Prediction - NBA Picks 2/15/23

Philadelphia 76ers (37-19) vs Cleveland Cavaliers (38-22)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 7:30 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia 76ers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 219 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Philadelphia 76ers play host to the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been in great form as they've won 10 of their last 13 games overall and they will be eager to build on their seven-game win streak after beating the Spurs in a 117-109 win on Monday. Donovan Mitchell led the team with 41 points and five assists on 16 of 26 shooting, Jarrett Allen added 17 points with 11 rebounds and three blocks while Darius Garland chipped in with 16 points and seven assists. As a team, the Cavaliers shot 56 percent from the field and nine of 28 from the 3-point line as they dominated the first quarter by 34-19 to take control of the contest early and they kept pushing till their lead ballooned to 21 points before they took their foot off the gas. 

Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers have been building nicely as they've won 12 of their last 15 games overall and they will be gunning for a fourth straight victory after routing the Rockets in a 123-104 win on Monday. James Harden led the team with 28 points and 10 assists on nine of 18 shooting, Tyrese Maxey added 26 points with six assists off the bench while Joel Embiid chipped in with 23 points. As a team, the 76ers shot 56 percent from the field and 15 of 34 from the 3-point line as they jumped all over the Rockets from the start and outpaced them in every quarter to lead by as many as 26 points in a game where they were never truly challenged. 

Looking at the betting trends, the Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games, 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a winning record and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall. The 76ers are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 home games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against a team above .600 and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall. 

Head to head, the under is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings overall, the Cavaliers are 7-2 ATS in the last nine meetings in Philadelphia and the Cavaliers are 3-0-1 ATS in the last four meetings overall. 

The Cavaliers don’t have a single player listed on the injury report, while the 76ers have ruled out Furkan Korkmaz and they have Joel Embiid and PJ Tucker both listed as questionable. The Cavaliers have quietly been one of the hottest teams in the league lately and they have now reeled off seven straight wins after easing past the Spurs on Monday. You could say the same about the 76ers who have been in red-hot form after blowing past the Rockets in their last outing, but they could be missing some key players in this spot. It’s hard to split these two quality sides at the moment, but if Embiid sits this one out, I’ll lean towards the Cavaliers to pull off the minor upset in this spot.

Peter’s Pick Cleveland +2.5

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