76ers at Cavaliers - 12/20/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (1-27) at Cleveland Cavaliers (17-7)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 3:30 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -16.5 -- Over/Under: 198 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, FSOH
The Philadelphia 76ers and Cleveland Cavaliers square off Sunday at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Philadelphia 76ers need a big win after a brutal 1-27 start to the season. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 91.4 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 104.3 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Jahlil Okafor is averaging 17.9 points and eight rebounds while Robert Covington is averaging 13.1 points and six rebounds. Isaiah Canaan is dishing 2.2 assists and Nerlens Noel is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 69.3 percent from the free throw line. The 76ers are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.5 turnovers per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have not won a road game since March 25th.
USA TODAY Sports
The Cleveland Cavaliers look to build on their current four-game winning streak. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 101.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 96 points on 44.1 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 26.6 points and 6.5 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 17.6 points and 10.8 rebounds. J.R. Smith is dishing 1.8 assists and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 9.9 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Cavs are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.1 turnovers per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won 10 of their last 11 home games. Kyrie Irving and Mo Williams are questionable while Iman Shumpert is doubtful.
The 76ers are 2-12 ATS in their last 14 vs. Eastern Conference and 0-8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Cavaliers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest. The 76ers are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Cleveland and 13-3 ATS in the last 16 meetings overall.
Th 76ers have played the Cavs tough this season already and have done a great job covering overall. You guys know how I feel about big chalk, and I'm not laying it here regardless of the talent gap.