Philadelphia 76ers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 11/5/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (5-0) at Philadelphia 76ers (0-4)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +14 -- Over/Under: 207.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Philadelphia 76ers duke it out at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night.
The Cavaliers improved to a perfect 5-0 on the season with a hard-fought 128-122 win over the Celtics on Thursday night. LeBron James led the way with 30 points, seven rebounds and 12 assists, Kevin Love added 26 points, Kyrie Irving had 23 points and Tristan Thompson chipped in with 15 points and 14 rebounds as the Cavs dominated the first half by 68-51 setup the easy win and remain undefeated on the season. The Cavs have looked like the best team so far this season as their ball movement has been too much for opposing teams to handle and it doesn't look like they'll be slowing down anytime soon as their schedule doesn't involve back to back road games until the end of November.
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Meanwhile, the 76ers have lost four straight to start the season following their 109-93 loss at Charlotte on Wednesday. Dario Saric and Ersan Ilyasova led the team with 14 points each while Jahlil Okafor added 12 points as the 76ers led by seven points going into halftime, before getting blown out by 63-40 in the second half where the Hornets' Nicolas Batum scored 17 of his 20 points. As a team, the 76ers committed a total of 17 turnovers, shot just 39.5 percent from the field in the disappointing loss.
In ATS trends, the Cavs are 4-1 ATS in their last five against the NBA Atlantic and 12-25-2 ATS in their last 39 games against a team with a losing record, while the 76ers are 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a loss and 0-4 ATS in their last four against a team with a winning record.
Head to head, the Cavs are 1-6 ATS in the last seven meetings overall and 1-8 ATS in the last nine meetings in Philadelphia.
It's hard to think that this game could end up in anything but an easy win for the Cavs given their strong start to the season. The 76ers will hang with the Cavs for most of the game, but sooner or later the Cavs will go on a massive run to setup the big win and remain undefeated on the season.