Philadelphia 76ers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 1/10/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (25-9) at Philadelphia 76ers (4-35)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +15 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to the Wells Fargo Center tonight to take on the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Cavaliers will be gunning for a seventh straight win tonight after making light work of the Timberwolves in a 125-99 win on Friday. JR Smith led the scoring with 27 points, Iman Shumpert added 23 points while LeBron James had 13 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists as the Cavs jumped out to a 62-46 lead at halftime before cruising in the second half. Now that the Cavs are fully healthy, they are really starting to look like a championship team, especially on offense where they're averaging 122.6 points in their last three games.
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Meanwhile, the 76ers have lost four of their last five games and are coming off a second straight loss, a 108-95 defeat to the Raptors. Ish Smith led the way with a game-high 28 points, Jahlil Okafor added 19 points and Carl Landry had 11 points, but no other player finished in double figures as the 76ers fought hard but eventually faded against a superior Raptors team. With the loss, Philadelphia drops to 4-35 on the season and 2-14 at home.
In ATS trends, the Cavs are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a win and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five road games, while the 76ers are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 home games and 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall.
Head to head, the Cavs are 1-5 ATS in the last six meetings overall and just 1-7 ATS in the last eight meetings in Philadelphia.
There is absolutely no reason why the 76ers should be able to compete with the Cavs in this one, but the trends ATS are so one-sided that I have to stay out of this one. If I had to choose, I'd lean towards the Cavs to win by a fair margin, but the 76ers are always a chance of getting a backdoor cover.