Philadelphia 76ers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Basketball Betting Odds and Free NBA Predictions


Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia 76ers
32-27 (13-17 V)
8:00 pm ET, Thursday, March 1, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland
Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland Cavaliers
36-24 (21-9 H)
TNT
 
Philadelphia 76ers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Basketball Betting Odds and Free NBA Predictions

If a pro basketball game were ever to be fought over a billboard, the Cavaliers-Sixers matchup Thursday in Cleveland would be it.

This week, a Philadelphia-area business paid for three billboards in the Cleveland area recruiting LeBron James to the 76ers. James can be a free agent at season's end, and he has ties with Sixers rookie point guard Ben Simmons.

The Cavs, of course, would prefer their three-time champion and four-time MVP stay right where he is.

James is averaging 30 points, 13.5 rebounds and 9.5 assists in two wins over the Sixers already this season. He's coming off a month of February in which he averaged a triple-double for the entire month (27 points, 10.5 rebounds and 10.5 assists), the first time he's ever done it.

The Cavs have won 11 straight against the Sixers and 14 out of the last 15. So, yeah, one could see how Philly fans might want James.

The Sixers are in the middle of a playoff push themselves for the first time since the 2012 season. They're in seventh place in the East, four games ahead of ninth-place Detroit.

But Philadelphia has lost the last two games and six of the last seven on the road, including a tough 102-101 setback to the Miami Heat on Tuesday. Former Cav Dwyane Wade buried the game winner -- a 21-foot jumper with 5.9 seconds left.

James watched the final seconds from the Cavs' locker room, calling out Wade's steps and shot before he took them, and lamenting JJ Redick's miss at a 3 as time expired that would've won it for the Sixers.

Third place in the East belongs to the Cavs, who beat the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday 129-123 and lead the Washington Wizards by one game.

Cleveland is trying to gain ground on Toronto and Boston with four new players added at the Feb. 8 trade deadline who have all assumed key roles on the Cavs.

In Tuesday's win, new point guard George Hill scored a season high 26 points; Jordan Clarkson added 14 points, including a clutch 3-pointer late; Rodney Hood scored 11 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter; and Larry Nance Jr. notched a double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds). They closed the game alongside James.

The Sixers waived Trevor Booker on Wednesday and agreed to buyout his contract in order to clear space for Ersan Ilyasova, who was bought out of his deal by the Atlanta Hawks.

Ilyasova played 53 games with Philadelphia last season, averaging 14.8 points and 5.9 rebounds, before being traded to Atlanta on Feb. 22, 2017.

He averaged 10.9 points and 5.5 rebounds in 46 contests for Atlanta this season.

 

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Philadelphia 76ers vs Cleveland Cavaliers VDB Sport Betting Odds and Predictions

Philadelphia 76ers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Odds

Gm# Team
Opener
503 Philadelphia 76ers
222½
504 Cleveland Cavaliers
-3

Vegas Daily Betting Free Prediction: Cleveland Cavaliers -3½ and Over/Under 223 according to Bovada Sportsbook


 

Philadelphia 76ers vs Cleveland Cavaliers VDB Sport Betting Matchup Report

 

Team Records

Philadelphia 76ers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 32-27 19-10 13-17 32-25-2 19-10 13-15-2 107.44 105.66 1.78
Last 10 7-3 6-0 1-3 5-4-1 5-1 0-3-1 105.80 100.70 5.10
vs Div 4-7 2-3 2-4 4-7 2-3 2-4 100.73 105.91 -5.18
vs EAST 18-15 14-4 4-11 16-16-1 12-6 4-10-1 106.09 104.97 1.12
vs WEST 14-12 5-6 9-6 16-9-1 7-4 9-5-1 109.15 106.54 2.61

Cleveland Cavaliers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 36-24 21-9 15-15 19-40-1 6-23-1 13-17 110.13 109.85 0.28
Last 10 6-4 2-3 4-1 5-5 1-4 4-1 112.80 112.40 0.40
vs Div 8-5 5-1 3-4 5-7-1 2-3-1 3-4 113.31 107.85 5.46
vs EAST 26-13 14-5 12-8 13-25-1 4-14-1 9-11 110.67 108.15 2.52
vs WEST 10-11 7-4 3-7 6-15 2-9 4-6 109.14 113.00 -3.86

 

Betting Odds Trends

Philadelphia 76ers

Minnesota is 6-11-1 ATS in its last 18 games
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games on the road
Minnesota is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing LA Lakers
Minnesota is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing LA Lakers
Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
Minnesota is 3-18 SU in its last 21 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers

Cleveland Cavaliers

LA Lakers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
LA Lakers is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Lakers's last 6 games
LA Lakers is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
LA Lakers is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Lakers's last 10 games at home
LA Lakers is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Minnesota
LA Lakers is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Lakers's last 8 games when playing Minnesota
LA Lakers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
LA Lakers is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Lakers's last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota

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Injuries

Philadelphia 76ers

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Demetrius Jackson PG Ques Thurs - Groin - 2/27/18 Jackson has sat out the last four games with a left adductor strain and it is uncertain if he will play Thursday against the Cavaliers.
Justin Anderson SG Early March - Ankle - 2/21/18 Anderson has a high-ankle sprain and will need at least seven-to-10 days to recover.
Furkan Korkmaz SG Early March - Foot - 2/21/18 Korkmaz has been sidelined by a lisfranc injury and is expected to be out of action until the at the least the beginning of March.
Markelle Fultz PG Out indefinitely - Shoulder - 2/15/18 Fultz is recovering from a scapular muscle imbalance and soreness in his right shoulder. He is in jeopardy of missing the remainder of the season.

Cleveland Cavaliers

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Jeff Green SF Ques Thurs - Back - 2/27/18 Green was held out of the previous game with lower-back soreness and it is uncertain if he will play Thursday against the 76ers.
Kevin Love PF Late March - Finger - 1/30/18 Love suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal in his left hand and is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks.

Recent Meetings

Date Home/Away Line ATS
12/9/17 CLE (105) - PHI (98) -6.5/221.5 CLE/U
11/27/17 PHI (91) - CLE (113) -2.5/224 CLE/U
3/31/17 CLE (122) - PHI (105) -12.5/216.5 CLE/O
11/27/16 PHI (108) - CLE (112) 11/210 PHI/O
11/5/16 PHI (101) - CLE (102) 12.5/209 PHI/U
1/10/16 PHI (85) - CLE (95) 16/205.5 PHI/U
12/20/15 CLE (108) - PHI (86) -16.5/199 CLE/U
11/6/15 CLE (108) - PHI (102) -13.5/196 PHI/O
11/2/15 PHI (100) - CLE (107) 12.5/195 PHI/O
3/29/15 CLE (87) - PHI (86) -17/200 PHI/U

Philadelphia Schedule/Results

NEXT 5 | Remaining Games
Date vs Last Meeting Line ATS Mar Date Where
3/8/18 @MIA 101-102 (L) 1/205 PU 0.0 2/27/18 MIA
3/6/18 @CHA 105-99 (W) 8.5/213.5 WU 14.5 2/13/17 CHA
3/4/18 @MIL 95-107 (L) 6.5/208 LU -5.5 1/29/18 MIL
3/2/18 CHA 105-99 (W) 8.5/213.5 WU 14.5 2/13/17 CHA
3/1/18 @CLE 98-105 (L) 6.5/221.5 LU -0.5 12/9/17 CLE
LAST 10 | Past Results
Date vs Score Line ATS Mar PHI FG Opp FG Reb
2/27/18 @MIA 101-102 (L) 1/205 PU 0.0 35/84 36/82 44-37
2/25/18 @WAS 94-109 (L) 1.5/214.5 LU -13.5 31/86 43/79 43-48
2/24/18 ORL 116-105 (W) -9.5/216.5 WO 1.5 42/81 38/85 45-33
2/22/18 @CHI 116-115 (W) -7.5/213.5 LO -6.5 42/82 44/97 41-48
2/14/18 MIA 104-102 (W) -4/202 LO -2.0 39/92 35/77 60-29
2/12/18 NY 108-92 (W) -11.5/210 WU 4.5 41/75 31/79 37-33
2/10/18 LAC 112-98 (W) -5/218.5 WU 9.0 43/90 38/88 45-53
2/9/18 NO 100-82 (W) -5.5/222 WU 12.5 39/93 33/95 58-46
2/6/18 WAS 115-102 (W) -6.5/213.5 WO 6.5 45/82 41/93 45-39
2/3/18 @IND 92-100 (L) 1/210.5 LU -7.0 33/87 35/79 49-42

Cleveland Schedule/Results

NEXT 5 | Remaining Games
Date vs Last Meeting Line ATS Mar Date Where
3/9/18 @LAC 118-113 (W) (OT) -6.5/223.5 LO -1.5 11/17/17 CLE
3/7/18 @DEN 113-126 (L) -2/228 LO -15.0 3/22/17 DEN
3/5/18 DET 114-125 (L) -6.5/219.5 LO -17.5 1/30/18 DET
3/3/18 DEN 113-126 (L) -2/228 LO -15.0 3/22/17 DEN
3/1/18 PHI 105-98 (W) -6.5/221.5 WU 0.5 12/9/17 CLE
LAST 10 | Past Results
Date vs Score Line ATS Mar CLE FG Opp FG Reb
2/27/18 BK 129-123 (W) -10/222 LO -4.0 50/97 44/82 55-36
2/25/18 SA 94-110 (L) -4.5/213 LU -20.5 38/91 38/86 47-44
2/23/18 @MEM 112-89 (W) -4.5/213.5 WU 18.5 40/87 33/84 46-37
2/22/18 WAS 103-110 (L) -6/222 LU -13.0 42/84 44/92 36-43
2/13/18 @OKC 120-112 (W) 3.5/223.5 WO 11.5 45/88 40/90 41-51
2/11/18 @BOS 121-99 (W) 4.5/213 WO 26.5 45/84 36/89 41-43
2/9/18 @ATL 123-107 (W) -2/212.5 WO 14.0 46/86 37/83 43-42
2/7/18 MIN 140-138 (W) (OT) 3.5/225.5 WO 5.5 52/88 54/93 41-35
2/6/18 @ORL 98-116 (L) -6.5/226.5 LU -24.5 36/84 46/88 36-50
2/3/18 HOU 88-120 (L) 3.5/232 LU -28.5 34/87 44/93 47-53