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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers

November 21, 2023

Game one of the NBA double-header on TNT will feature the Cleveland Cavaliers traveling to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to face the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night with the game scheduled to start at 7:30 PM ET.

Cleveland had a sluggish start to the season as they started the season 1-3 in October, but have won six of their last nine games and are on a three-game winning streak following an impressive 121-109 win on the road against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday which improved the record for the Cavaliers to 7-6 and puts them in 8th place in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland has an above-average scoring defense that allows an average of 111 points per game, however, they are one of the lowest-scoring teams in the league as they are averaging 111.15 points per game. The Cavaliers have won by an average margin of 11.33 points per game during their three-game winning streak and will look to make it four wins in a row when they go up against one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference, the Philadelphia 76ers, on the road. 

The Philadelphia 76ers have the 2nd best record in the Eastern Conference as they enter this game with a record of 10-3 and are on a two-game winning streak following a 121-99 win on the road against the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. The 76ers are the 3rd highest-scoring team in the NBA as they enter this game averaging 120.46 points per game and Joel Embiid continues to be an elite talent in the league as he leads the team in scoring, rebounds, and blocks with an average of 31.9 points, 11.2 rebounds, and 1.54 blocks per game. Philadelphia has also been an above-average team defensively as they are allowing an average of 111.46 points per game which means they are winning by an average margin of 9 points per game this season.

BookMaker has the Philadelphia 76ers listed as 7.5-point favorites at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night. Philadelphia has won seven of the last ten and two of the last three meetings. The Cavaliers are 5-4-1 ATS in the last ten while the 76ers are 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Cleveland Cavaliers are 5-8 ATS overall, 3-4 ATS on the road, and 3-3 ATS as an underdog this season while the Philadelphia 76ers are 10-3 ATS overall, 6-2 ATS at home, and 8-2 ATS as a favorite on the year.

Philadelphia enters this game with the 2nd best record in the Eastern Conference while Cleveland is in 8th place in the conference while having lost seven of the last ten meetings against the 76ers. The Philadelphia 76ers have also been one of the best teams at covering the spread in the NBA this season as they are 10-3 ATS overall and 6-2 ATS at home while the Cavaliers are 5-8 ATS overall and 3-4 ATS on the road. As a result, I am buying the .5 point and laying the points with the Philadelphia 76ers when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Spooky Express Pick: Philadelphia 76ers -7