Cleveland Cavaliers (49-30) at Philadelphia 76ers (48-30)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 222.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers meet Friday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Cleveland Cavaliers look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 110.5 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 109.6 points on 47.2 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 27.4 points and 9.1 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 17.5 points and 9.4 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Rodney Hood is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have split their last eight road games.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for another statement victory to build on their 12-game winning streak. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 109.1 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 105.1 points on 43.4 percent shooting. JJ Redick is averaging 16.8 points and three assists while Ben Simmons is averaging 15.8 points and 8.1 rebounds. Dario Saric is the third double-digit scorer and Marco Belinelli is grabbing 1.6 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.2 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won seven straight home games.
The Cavaliers are 8-17 ATS in their last 25 road games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The 76ers are 41-19 ATS in their last 60 home games, 16-5 ATS in their last 21 Friday games and 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Cavaliers are 2-10 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Philadelphia, 7-17 ATS in the last 24 meetings and the home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Cleveland Cavaliers spent a lot of energy coming back last night to beat the Washington Wizards, and these are usually spots where LeBron and others take a game off on the end of a back to back with the season coming to an end. The Philadelphia 76ers beat the Cavs in the last meeting and are a tough team at home where they're shooting 47.4 percent from the field and outscoring teams by 8.1 points. The last thing you want to do on the end of a back to back is play these young guys who want to push the pace. I'll lay the bucket with the 76ers at home.