The Cleveland Cavaliers (38-22) take to the road to face the Philadelphia 76ers (37-19) on Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Center. The Philadelphia 76ers are one spot ahead of the fourth-placed Cleveland Cavaliers, sitting third in the Eastern Conference. This match presents an opportunity for both the Philadelphia 76ers and the Cleveland Cavaliers to increase their chances of making it to the playoffs by beating a direct rival.
Philadelphia 76ers VS Cleveland Cavaliers Betting expert picks
Philadelphia 76ers VS Cleveland Cavaliers Moneyline
Take the Philadelphia 76ers (1.69) to win on the moneyline.
The oddsmakers are taking no chances, installing the Philadelphia 76ers as the -145 moneyline favorites. This has an implied victory probability of 59.2%. The hosts have won their past three games, going 12-3 SU in the last 15. Despite the Cleveland Cavaliers boasting a seven-game winning streak, they have lost five of their last six trips to the Wells Fargo Center.
The Philadelphia 76ers look like a tempting bet for the moneyline. They’re performing exceptionally at home, going 7-3 at Wells Fargo Center in their most recent outings. In our eyes, this gives them the edge over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have gone 5-5 on the road lately.
Philadelphia 76ers VS Cleveland Cavaliers Spread
Take the Philadelphia 76ers -2.5 (1.91) as they are the best bet.
The oddsmakers predict the Philadelphia 76ers to win the game, but only by a slight margin. The hosts open up as the 2.5-point favorites. They were victorious in three out of their last four home encounters in this series. The average margin of victory was 5.7 points.
The Philadelphia 76ers have gone three games straight covering the spread. Their record for the season is 33-23 ATS. In the last five games played at Wells Fargo Center, the Philadelphia 76ers covered the spread four times. They have gone 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have covered the spread in their last three road games. Their record away from home is 14-15 ATS. Backing the Cleveland Cavaliers to cover the spread away from home has been a sound choice recently. In fact, in their last five road games, they have gone an impressive 4-1 ATS.
Philadelphia 76ers VS Cleveland Cavaliers Total
Total over 217.0 (1.91) is how we’d bet on the total.
Based on their head-to-head record, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Cleveland Cavaliers look primed for a low-scoring affair. Both sides haven’t produced too many points in their ten most recent matchups. They averaged 216.6 points between them, including 221.5 points in the last five at the Wells Fargo Center.
The total line is set at 217.0. The Philadelphia 76ers and the Cleveland Cavaliers’ combined points total has surpassed this 217.0 line five times in their last ten encounters. This gives the -110 odds for betting Over on the Total market a lot of appeal.
At the Wells Fargo Center, the Philadelphia 76ers have gone 17-13 O/U against the total. Their record for the season is 31-24 O/U. Betting on the over would’ve paid out as a winning bet in the last three home matches. The Philadelphia 76ers are 5-5 O/U in their last ten home and away matches combined.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 12-16 O/U away from home this season. The score finished under the total in five of their last six road games. The visitors have gone 13-15 O/U in their most recent matchups against Atlantic teams and 4-6 O/U in their last ten games overall.
Philadelphia 76ers VS Cleveland Cavaliers Betting trends
Odds for Cleveland Cavaliers vs Philadelphia 76ers is Provided by Ohio sports betting sites.
- Against the spread (ATS): Cleveland Cavaliers +2.5 (-110) | Philadelphia 76ers -2.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 217.0 (-110) | (-110)
Philadelphia 76ers Form
Form-wise, the Philadelphia 76ers are looking strong on the back of three consecutive wins. A 123-104 triumph over the Houston Rockets extended their winning streak, leaving them 7-3 in their last 10 matches overall.
Going into Wednesday’s game, the Philadelphia 76ers have been fairly average in terms of their offensive output, averaging 114.3 points per contest. This team’s defense has been relentless. Ranking as one of the best defenses in the league, they have only allowed 110.4 points per game this season, and just 104.8 points in their last five outings.
The Philadelphia 76ers are a legitimate postseason contender once more. Last season’s Conference semi-finalists are currently sitting in third place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 37-19. They are ranked second in the Atlantic Division after 56 games.
PJ Tucker is the only reported injury concern for the Philadelphia 76ers ahead of Wednesday’s game.
Cleveland Cavaliers Form
Form is really looking good for the Cleveland Cavaliers after claiming a 117-109 win against San Antonio Spurs last week. The victory extended their winning streak to seven matches, improving their regular season record to 38-22. They are also 13-16 on the road.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been struggling to put points on the board this season. Their average of 111.8 points per game is one of the lowest in the NBA going into Wednesday’s game. Defensively, there has been no letup. The visitors boast one of the stingiest defenses in the entire country, allowing just 105.9 points per game for this season and 96.2 points on average across their last five matches.
Last year, the Cleveland Cavaliers secured a berth in the Play-In Tournament but failed to advance to the playoffs. This season, however, the visitors have made a brilliant comeback. They’re in a stronger position to make the postseason now, sitting fourth in Eastern Conference and second in the Central Division.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have no reported injury concerns ahead of their latest matchup.
Philadelphia 76ers VS Cleveland Cavaliers H2H history
The Cleveland Cavaliers had the upper hand in the previous standoff with the Philadelphia 76ers, winning by a 113-85 margin at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on December 2022. The past ten meetings have mostly gone in the Philadelphia 76ers’s favor. In total, they claimed seven wins with a total score of 7-3. Unless the Cleveland Cavaliers pull something special out of the bag, this run might well continue on Wednesday.
In their past ten head-to-head games, the Philadelphia 76ers pulled off 108.6 points on average per game, whereas Cleveland Cavaliers managed 108 points per match.