Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 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: 197.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers play host to the Philadelphia 76ers tonight at the Quicken Loans Arena,
The Cavaliers will be looking to build on a four-game win streak after sneaking past the Thunder in a 104-100 win on Thursday. LeBron James led the way with 33 points, Tristan Thompson added 14 points while Kevin Love had 11 points as the Cavaliers fought hard with the Thunder, trailing for most of the game until breaking loose with a 23-4 run spanning from the third quarter till the fourth. It was a great win for the Cavs who improved to 17-7 on the season and 11-1 at home and the cherry on the cake is that Kyrie Irving is expected to make his season debut tonight after sitting out the first 24 games with that fractured kneecap.
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Meanwhile, the 76ers still have just one win on the season and are looking at a possible 10th straight loss after falling to the Knicks in a 107-97 defeat on Friday. Jahlil Okafor led the way with 20 points, Tony Wroten added 15 points while Isaiah Canaan had 14, but the 76ers got blown out early in this one, falling behind by 65-44 at halftime before late baskets in garbage time kept the final score respectable. With the loss, Philadelphia falls to 1-27 on the season and 1-11 at home.
In ATS trends, the 76ers are 0-7-1 ATS in their last eight games following a loss and 0-5 ATS in their last five road games, while the Cavs are 0-5 ATS in their last four games against an opponent under .400 and 1-7 ATS in their last eight games playin on 2 days rest.
Head to head, the 76ers are 13-3 ATS in the last 16 meetings overall and 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings in Cleveland.
The Cavs' Big Three will finally be in force for the first time this season which will be what Cavs fans have been waiting for and while there will be signs of rust early on, they should me good enough to cruise past the hapless 76ers tonight at home.