Philadelphia 76ers (32-15) at Cleveland Cavaliers (17-30)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers +8.5 -- Over/Under: 214.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for a win after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 114.3 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 109.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 29.9 points and 11.5 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 20.7 points and 3.6 assists. Ben Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Shake Milton is dishing 3.1 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.
The Cleveland Cavaliers need a win after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 102.9 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.1 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Collin Sexton is averaging 23.9 points and 2.9 rebounds while Darius Garland is averaging 16.6 points and 5.7 assists. Jarrett Allen is the third double-digit scorer and Cedi Osman is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game.
The 76ers are 16-36-3 ATS in their last 55 road games and 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Cavaliers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 9-20 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The under is 4-1 in 76ers last 5 overall. The under is 5-0 in Cavaliers last 5 overall. The 76ers are 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
The Philadelphia 76ers haven't had the best week, but they're head and shoulders the better team here and are far and away the more trustworthy team. The Cleveland Cavaliers have had some surprise wins this season, but they've been consistently blown out this season and are losing their last five games by an average of 12 points while shooting just 41.4 percent from the field. It's hard to back the Cavs these days. The Cavaliers are 8-12 against the spread when an underdog of 7.5 or more points. I'll lay the chalk with the 76ers.