Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 2/26/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Philadelphia 76ers (36-22) at Cleveland Cavaliers (16-41)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers +7.5 -- Over/Under: 220
The Cleveland Cavaliers play host to the Philadelphia 76ers at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Wednesday night.
The Philadelphia 76ers have been in great form as they've won five of their last six games and they will be looking to stay hot after blowing past the Hawks in a 129-112 home win on Monday. Joel Embiid led from the front with a career-high 49 points, 14 rebounds and three assists, Tobias Harris added 25 points with six rebounds and four assists while Furkan Korkmaz chipped in with 15 points off the bench. As a team, the 76ers shot 51 percent from the field and 12 of 30 from the 3-point line as they stormed out of the gates to an early 17-point lead after scoring 41 points in the first quarter, before rallying in the 38-20 fourth quarter after the Hawks came back to tie the game. Ben Simmons is still out for the 76ers as he is dealing with some lower back pain.
Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been in surprisingly good form lately as they've won three of their last four games and they will be feeling pretty good about themselves after outlasting the Heat in a 125-119 overtime home win on Monday. Kevin Porter Jr. led the team with 30 points, eight rebounds and three assists off the bench, Kevin Love added 17 points with 14 rebounds and four assists while Larry Nance Jr. chipped in with 16 points off the bench. As a team, the Cavaliers shot 43 percent from the field and 14 of 38 from the 3-point line as they looked to be in trouble after falling behind by 22 points in the second half, before they rallied in the fourth quarter to force overtime and steal the game late.
Looking at the betting trends, the 76ers are 6-20-2 ATS in their last 28 road games, 0-4 ATS in their last four games following a win of more than 10 points and 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team below. 400. The Cavaliers are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 home games and 7-15 ATS in their last 22 games against a team with a winning record.
Head to head, the under is 19-9 in the last 28 meetings overall and the under is 16-6 in the last 22 meetings in Cleveland.
The 76ers have been on a nice run lately despite playing without Ben Simmons as Embiid has really stepped it up, but the 76ers are just 6-20-2 ATS in their last 28 road games which opens the door for the Cavaliers who have been surprisingly good in recent games. I'm not saying the Cavaliers will pull off the upset here, but the 76ers have been a poor road team all season and I think there's enough points here for the Cavaliers to sneak away with the cover.
Peter’s Pick Cleveland +7.5
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