Philadelphia 76ers (19-11 ) vs Cleveland Cavaliers (7-22 )Date : 12/16/2018
Time : 3:30 PM ET
Location : Quicken Loans Arena
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Philadelphia 76ers vs Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavs will welcome the Sixers to Quicken Loans Arena as they are coming off a loss against the Bucks while the Sixers loss to the Pacers in their last game. Game tips off at 3:30 PM ET.
Philadelphia 76ers's Latest Performance :
The Sixers will look to bounce back after losing to the Pacers in their last game. Joel Embiid scored 40 points (13-of-22 FGs, 13-of-16 FTs) with a career-high 21 rebounds, three assists, one block, one steal, one 3-pointer, and six turnovers in 34 minutes against the Pacers on Friday. He became the first Sixers player with at least 30 points and 20 rebounds in a game since Charles Barkley on Dec. 7, 1990. Embiid is the first player in the NBA this season with a 40-point, 20-rebound game. JJ Redick added 22 points and Ben Simmons had 18 for the Sixers. The two losses the Sixers suffered they were without Jimmy Butler in the lineup. The last time these two teams met the Cavs were able to snap the Sixers home winning streak. It goes to show that you can’t underestimate opponents despite their record.
Cleveland Cavaliers's Latest Performance :
The Cavs will look to bounce back from a loss against the Bucks. The Cavs had no answer for the Greek Freak tonight as he had a career-high with 44 points on the night. Jordan Clarkson led the Cavs with 23 points off the bench. Rodney Hood added 19 points, while Larry Nance added 14 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists. The Cavs finished the night with 16 turnovers, leading to 19 Bucks points. Milwaukee committed 10 turnovers, leading to five Cleveland points. Rookie Collin Sexton will look to bounce back against the Sixers after being held to only five points. He has done a great job as a starter as he will be hoping that he can get back on track playing at home. The Cavs showed signs of improvements in the last couple of weeks as they have young prospects that can turn into stars in the future. It will be interesting to see how they play against the Sixers in their second meeting after upsetting them on the road in the first meeting.
How Philadelphia 76ers & Cleveland Cavaliers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.
76ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points.
Against The Spread Selection: Philadelphia 76ers
My reason for the pick :
The Sixers will get their revenge on the Cavs as they will win this game on the road without their star player Jimmy Butler. The Sixers are well-aware of what the Cavs can do and they won’t allow them to win one more game against them. Joel Emiid will have a great game as he is now the focal point of the Sixers offense with Butler being out because of an injury. For the Cavs, it will be hard for them to pick up the win in this team because they are simply outmatched.
Betting trends for Philadelphia 76ers:
- 76ers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss.
Betting trends for Cleveland Cavaliers:
- Cavaliers are 16-35 ATS in their last 51 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.