Cavaliers at 76ers - 11/2/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (2-1) at Philadelphia 76ers (0-2)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +12 -- Over/Under: 196 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOH, CSN
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers square off Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Cleveland Cavaliers look to keep the ball rolling by getting off to a 3-1 start to the season. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 101 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 88.3 points on 40.2 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 22 points and 7.3 rebounds while Kevin Love is averaging 19.7 points and 11.7 rebounds. Mo Williams is dishing five assists and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 9.7 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing just 26.8 percent shooting from deep and have won 14 of their last 16 regular season games when allowing less than 100 points. LeBron, who continues to deal with back issues, is 17-32 from the field in his last two games. Twelve of the Cavs last 13 regular season losses have come on the road.
The Philadelphia 76ers are still looking for their first victory after a quick 0-2 start to the year. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 83 points on 36.1 percent shooting and allowing 105.5 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Jahlil Okafor is averaging 18 points and 6.5 rebounds while Isaiah Canaan is averaging 14 points and six rebounds. Nerlens Noel is grabbing 11.5 rebounds and T.J. McConnell is dishing four assists. The Philadelphia 76ers field goal percentage is seven percent lower than league average, and they’ve lost 20 of their last 26 games when scoring under 100 points. The 76ers are averaging 20 turnovers per game and getting just 22.5 points from their bench. The good news for the 76ers is that 11 of their last 12 victories have come on their home court.
The Cavaliers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 6-17-1 ATS in their last 24 Monday games. The 76ers are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 2 days rest. The Cavaliers are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Philadelphia and 3-11 ATS in the last 14 meetings overall.
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The Philadelphia 76ers may not win many games, but they do a solid job of covering big numbers and have a great success rate of covering against the Cavs over the years. I don't love this game, but if forced to pick, I'm siding with the home team and the free points.