Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 11/6/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (0-4) at Cleveland Cavaliers (4-1)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 6, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -15 -- Over/Under: 193.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers play host to the Philadelphia 76ers tonight at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Cavaliers will be going for a fifth straight win tonight after beating the Knicks in a 96-86 win on Wednesday. LeBron James led the team with 23 points on nine of 23 shooting while Mo Williams added 22 points as the Cavs overcame an early 14-point deficit to improve to 4-1 on the season and 2-0 at home. It wasn't the most clinical of shooting performances as the Cavs shot just 39.8 percent from the field and the frustration was evident on LeBron's face as he tore away the sleeves on his shirt in frustration, but the Cavs overcame the early struggles and dominated the Knicks by 58-40 in the second half to come out as winners.
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Meanwhile, the Sixers are still looking for their first win of the season after falling to the Bucks for their fourth straight loss. Jahlil Okafor scored 21 points, Nerlens Noel added 17 points while Nik Stauskas added 14 points but it wasn't enough as the Sixers fell to the Bucks by 91-87 on Wednesday night. Rookie TJ McConnell made his first start at point guard and finished with seven points, 12 assists and nine rebounds but it remains to be seen if he would keep that spot when Tony Wroten returns.
In ATS trends, the Sixers are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record and 1-4 ATS in their last five games playing on one days rest, while the Cavs are 2-6 ATS in their last eight Friday games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 against the NBA Atlantic.
Head to head, the Sixers are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings overall and 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Cleveland.
There is no way the Sixers should be able to stay competitive with the Cavaliers but we see them covering these hefty spreads all the time. I'm not a fan of betting on such one-sided games but I think the smart play is to take the Sixers with the points and look away.