Philadelphia 76ers (2-0) at Cleveland Cavaliers (2-0)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers +6 -- Over/Under: 218.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for another win to improve to 3-0 on the season. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 113 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 29 points and 14 rebounds while Shake Milton is averaging 19 points and three assists. Ben Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Seth Curry is dishing four assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 28.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 48.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game.
The Cleveland Cavaliers look for another win to improve to 3-0 on the season. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 121 points on 52.9 percent shooting and allowing 114 points on 50 percent shooting. Collin Sexton is averaging 27 points and two rebounds while Darius Garland is averaging 22 points and six assists. Andre Drummond is the third double-digit scorer and JaVale McGee is grabbing seven rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 46.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 50 rebounds per game.
The 76ers are 16-35-2 ATS in their last 53 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cavaliers are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games. The under is 5-1 in 76ers last 6 overall. The over is 5-2 in Cavaliers last 7 overall. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Cleveland.
The Philadelphia 76ers are off to a strong start through two games and maybe broke their road struggles last night with a blowout win over the Knicks. The Cleveland Cavaliers are off to a surprising 2-0 start and have made me look foolish, but they're also on the end of a back to back that includes a double overtime contest. While teams are still trying to get their legs under them, the Cavs could see some sluggish play in this contest. I'll lay the chalk with the 76ers.