Cavaliers vs. 76ers - 3/29/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (18-55) at Cleveland Cavaliers (47-27)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 4:30 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -17.5 -- Over/Under: 203 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, FSOH
The Philadelphia 76ers and Cleveland Cavaliers play Sunday at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for a win after splitting their last six games. On the season, the 76ers are averaging 91.4 points on 40.9 percent shooting and are allowing 100.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Robert Covington is averaging 12.9 points and 4.5 rebounds while Isaiah Canaan is averaging 12.3 points and 2.9 assists. Nerlens Noel is grabbing 8.1 rebounds and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute is dishing 1.7 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers continue to compete night in and night out, and they’re allowing just 41.6 percent shooting in their last five games. While winning games doesn’t help the 76ers draft position, it does show this team is better than most people think. The 76ers have lost 16 of their last 17 games on the road.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. On the season, the Cavaliers are averaging 103.6 points on 45.9 percent shooting and are allowing 98.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.8 points and 7.3 assists while Kyrie Irving is averaging 21.9 points and 5.2 assists. Kevin Love is grabbing 10 rebounds and J.R. Smith is dishing 2.6 assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 48.9 percent in their last five games and are looking to inch closer to locking up the second seed in the East. The Cavs are coming off a loss to the Nets on Friday but still haven’t lost a home game since January 7th.
The 76ers are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Central. The Cavaliers are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 home games and 24-11 ATS in their last 35 games overall. The 76ers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Cleveland and 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings overall.
I'm not laying this big chalk due to the 76ers covering spreads lately and the Cavs being a nightmare team to play at home. However, I'm siding with the over in this game. I expect the Cavs to just put on a show and the 76ers to score garbage points late. Take the over.