Philadelphia 76ers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction NBA Picks 3/29/24

Cleveland Cavaliers (44-29) vs Philadelphia 76ers (39-34)

Game Info: Friday, March 29, 2024 at 7:30 pm (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse)

Betting Odds: Cleveland Cavaliers -7.5 -- Over/Under: 209.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Philadelphia 76ers and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Friday in NBA action at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a 76ers vs Cavaliers prediction.

Philadelphia 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers have been in a rut as they've lost four of their last five games overall and they will be hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after falling just short to the Clippers in a 108-107 loss on Wednesday. Tyrese Maxey led the team with 26 points, seven rebounds and eight assists, Buddy Hield and Kelly Oubre Jr each scored 17 points while Tobias Harris chipped in with 14 points, seven rebounds and two blocks. As a team, the 76ers shot 47 percent from the field and 13 of 33 from the 3-point line as they dominated the first quarter to take an early 15-point lead and they were able to remain in front until 15 seconds left in the game where the Clippers' Kawhi Leonard made the game-winning basket and foul to snatch the game from the 76ers in the final seconds.

Cleveland Cavaliers

Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been in a rut as they've lost four of their last five games overall. The Cavs are hoping to bounce back here after getting beaten by the lowly Hornets in a 118-111 road loss on Wednesday. Jarrett Allen led the team with 24 points on 11 of 14 shooting, Max Strus added 19 points, Sam Merill scored 17 points off the bench while Darius Garland chipped in with 14 points and 12 assists. As a team, the Cavaliers shot 49 percent from the field and 19 of 44 from the 3-point line as they looked to be in control when they stormed out of the gates with 43 points in the first quarter, but it was like they started to look ahead to the next game because they allowed the Hornets back into the contest and went ice-cold when it mattered most, scoring just 15 points in the fourth quarter to suffer one of their more disappointing defeats of the season.

Cleveland Cavaliers Player Facts

  • Jarrett Allen ranks 2nd in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for FG% (63.0%) this season.

Philadelphia 76ers Player Facts

  • Tyrese Maxey ranks 4th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for points per game (25.8) this season.
  • Tobias Harris ranks 5th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for FT% (87.7%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Cavaliers rank 1st in the league for Q2 opponent points per game this season (26.5).
  • The Cavaliers rank 4th in the league for opponent assists per game this season (24.6).
  • The 76ers rank 1st in the league for steals per game this season (8.4).
  • The 76ers rank 1st in the league for opponent steals per game this season (6.1).

76ers vs Cavaliers prediction

The 76ers are still missing Joel Embiid and Robert Covington, while the Cavaliers are still missing Dean Wade, and they have Donovan Mitchell listed as questionable. The 76ers have been struggling for form lately, and they are coming into this one fresh off a tough loss to the Clippers. The Cavaliers are in similar form after dropping a game to the lowly Hornets in their last outing. The Cavaliers are deserved favorites at home, but assuming that Mitchell is still on the sidelines, I think the value is with the 76ers and the points in what should be a close contest.

Peter’s Pick Philadelphia +7.5

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