Philadelphia 76ers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 11/27/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (12-2) at Philadelphia 76ers (4-12)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +12 -- Over/Under: 210.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Philadelphia 76ers do battle at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday afternoon.
The Cavaliers have won six of their last seven and they'll be gunning for a fourth straight win today after making light work of the struggling Mavericks in a 128-90 blowout on Friday night. Kevin Love followed up his season-high 40 points with a game-high 27 points, Kyrie Irving added 25 points while LeBron James steered the offense with 19 points and 11 assists as the Cavs dominated the Mavs right from the tipoff, jumping out to lead by 20 points after the first quarter and by 34 going into halftime befure cruising in the second half. With the win, Cleveland improves to 12-2 overall and 9-1 at home where they've won their last five.
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Meanwhile, the Sixers have lost five of their last eight and are in danger of losing a third straight following their 105-89 home loss to the Bulls on Friday. Ersan Ilyasova led the team in scoring with 14 points while five more players finished in double figures but without the services of Joel Embiid who was rested for the game, the Sixers really struggled to score points. The third quarter for the Sixers was particularly disappointing as they were outscored by 33-17 and were down by as many as 28 points before the reserves kept the final score from being a complete blowout. With the loss, Philadelphia falls to 4-12 overall and 4-7 at home.
Looking at the betting trends, the Cavs are 5-0-1 ATS in their last six games following a win of more than 10 points and 2-6-1 ATS in their last nine against the Eastern Conference, while the Sixers are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a double-digit loss at home and 5-1 ATS in their last six home games.
Head to head, the Cavs are 5-16 ATS in the last 21 meetings overall and 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings in Philadelphia.
The Sixers have now lost two straight at home and look to be coming off the boil so a meeting with the red-hot Cavs is the last thing they need. I think the Cavs come into town and win this one by double digits without much resistance given how well they've been shooting the three lately.