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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers

February 23, 2024

Game one of the doubleheader on ESPN will feature the Cleveland Cavaliers traveling to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to face the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center with the game scheduled to start at 7:30 PM ET on Friday evening.

Cleveland Cavaliers Team Preview

The Cleveland Cavaliers have the 2nd best record in the Eastern Conference at 36-18, however, they have lost two of their previous three games including Thursday’s 109-116 loss at home against the Orlando Magic. The success of the Cavaliers this season can be attributed to their defensive play as they are allowing the 2nd fewest points per game in the NBA with an average of 109.29 points allowed per game. 

Offensively, Cleveland has been a middle-of-the-pack team as they rank 15th in scoring with an average of 115.02 points per game. Donovan Mitchell has been one of the better players on the team as he leads the team in scoring, assists, and steals with an average of 28.4 points, 6.3 assists, and 1.91 steals per game. 

The Cleveland Cavaliers will look to bounce back following the home loss against the Orlando Magic when they travel to face the Philadelphia 76ers.

Philadelphia 76ers Team Preview

The Philadelphia 76ers enter this game with a record of 32-23 which puts them in 5th place in the Eastern Conference, however, they are on a two-game losing streak following a 96-110 loss at home against the New York Knicks on Thursday evening. 

The 76ers have been one of the higher-scoring teams in the league as they enter this game averaging 118.6 points per game which ranks 9th in the NBA while also being a slightly above-average team defensively as they are allowing an average of 113.94 points per game which is less than the league average of 115.54 points per game. Tyrell Maxey has been the best player on the team since the injury to Joel Embiid and leads the team in scoring and assists with an average of 25.7 points and 6.4 assists per game. 

The Philadelphia 76ers will look to end their two-game losing streak when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday evening.

Odds and Series Trends

JustBet has the Cleveland Cavaliers listed as 4-point favorites on the road against the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday evening. Philadelphia has won eight of the last ten and two of the previous three meetings. The 76ers are 5-4-1 ATS in the last ten while having covered the spread in two of the previous three games in the series. 

The Cleveland Cavaliers are 28-24-2 ATS overall, 14-10-1 ATS on the road, and 19-15-2 ATS as a favorite this season while the Philadelphia 76ers are 31-24 ATS overall, 16-13 ATS at home, and 7-9 ATS as an underdog on the year.

Game Pick

Cleveland enters this game with a better record, however, Philadelphia has been the dominant team in the series, winning eight of the last ten and two of the previous three contests. The 76ers have gone 5-4-1 ATS in the last ten and have covered the spread in two of the previous three games in the series while also being the better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 31-24 ATS overall while the Cavaliers are 28-24-2 ATS overall. 

Take the points with the Philadelphia 76ers when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday evening.

Spooky Express NBA Pick: Philadelphia 76ers +4