Cavs Host the 76ers on Saturday Night

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76ers Will Sit Embiid Tonight

The fans at Quicken Loans Arena will see the Philadelphia 76ers and the Cleveland Cavaliers when they take their seats on Saturday. The game will be telecast in each teams local market at 8 pm EST.

Oddsmakers opened the Cavaliers as -6-point favorites versus the 76ers, while the game’s total opened at 220.5. The linesmakers now have the Cavs as 7-point favorites over the 76ers. The total has dropped to 219.

Cavs Look to Start New Winning Streak Against 76ers

Cleveland was a 106-102 loser in its last match on the road against the Indiana Pacers. They failed to cover the -3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 208 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

The loss ended their winning streak at 13 games. A win would have meant a team record for the longest winning streak.

The Cavs were once 5-7 and facing questions about their age and roster. All of those issues were put away by a winning streak that started Nov. 11. An ice-cold fourth quarter against the Pacers in which the Cavaliers scored one point in the first 5:55 of the quarter all but ensured an end to the streak.

The Cavs beat the Sixers 113-91 on Nov. 27 in Philadelphia. Embiid was the lone bright spot for the Sixers.. He scored 30 points to go with 11 rebounds. He was so disruptive that Kevin Love, who was guarding Embiid, said he apologized at the end of that game to James.

The Cavs smothered the Sixers in the first meeting on defense. They held Philadelphia to .375 shooting. James posted 30 points, 14 rebounds and three assists.

76ers Still have Young Talent Against Cavs

Philadelphia was a 107-104 loser in its last match at home against the Lakers. They failed to cover the -8.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 211 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

The Sixers will still have young star power against the Cavs. Ben Simmons registered his third triple-double of his rookie season Thursday. He coudn’t help stave off a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. Simmons had 12 points, 13 rebounds, 15 assists.

Simmons became just the third rookie in NBA history to have three triple-doubles in his first 23 games. He is in great company, as he joined Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson as the only two other rookies to accomplish the feat.

Simmons is 6 feet 10 and sometimes is compared with King James. They are similar is style and stature.


Power Stats

Assists Turnovers
Team Records
Philadelphia 76ers
NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Last 105-55-40-15-55-40-1107.30106.101.20
vs Div0-30-10-20-30-10-294.33112.67-18.34
vs EAST6-55-21-36-54-32-2107.45109.36-1.91
vs WEST7-62-45-29-44-25-2108.46106.921.54

Cleveland Cavaliers

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Last 109-15-04-14-61-43-2110.90100.1010.80
vs Div5-22-13-13-3-10-2-13-1113.86105.298.57
vs EAST14-66-48-27-12-11-8-16-4110.95106.654.30
vs WEST4-23-01-22-40-32-1110.00110.50-0.50


Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense108.008107.5422
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense107.2710109.4627
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed47.82244.9224
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense110.734108.0424
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense109.008110.3627
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed42.232342.738
Head To Head Summary
TeamrecordATSO/UAVGAVG ½FG%REB3PTsteals

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineATSTotalO/UFG% EdgeReb Edge3PT EdgeAway Half ScoreHome Half ScoreAway FG%Home FG%Away ReboundsHome ReboundsAway Three PointersHome Three PointersAway StealsHome Steals
Nov 27, 2017CLE113PHI91-2.5CLE224.5UCLEPHICLE534548.237.5455315/373/2876
Mar 31, 2017PHI105CLE122-12.5CLE216.5OCLECLECLE527048.852.6424911/3313/2978
Nov 27, 2016CLE112PHI10811PHI209.5OPHIPHIPHI525841.346.7465012/4015/3455
Nov 5, 2016CLE102PHI10112.5PHI208.5UPHICLEPush574640.746494514/3814/38109
Jan 10, 2016CLE95PHI8516.5PHI206UPHICLECLE484738.945.551489/326/1896
Dec 20, 2015PHI86CLE108-16.5CLE198UCLEPHICLE385534.947.149405/2511/25611
Nov 6, 2015PHI102CLE108-13.5PHI196OPHICLEPush504951.951.1384510/2310/2699
Nov 2, 2015CLE107PHI10013PHI195OCLECLECLE495451.944.743378/227/2457
Mar 29, 2015PHI86CLE87-17PHI200UPHICLEPHI455340.538.8455310/309/23117
Feb 2, 2015PHI84CLE97-17PHI195.5UCLECLEPush354739.744.9374312/3312/27168

NBA Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Philadelphia 76ers

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Dec 7, 2017LAL104-107L-8.5222L/U48.1576.1910H
Dec 4, 2017PHO101-115L-10227.5L/U42.86100.007H
Dec 2, 2017DET108-103W-4213W/U40.7087.5010H
Nov 30, 2017BOS97-108L8211.5L/U41.6761.1116A
Nov 29, 2017WAS118-113W-7.5211L/O45.6864.063H

Cleveland Cavaliers

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Dec 8, 2017IND102-106L-3.5221L/U43.0277.2711A
Dec 6, 2017SAC101-95W-12.5210L/U47.4461.9014H
Dec 4, 2017CHI113-91W-9210W/U51.8594.1213A
Dec 2, 2017MEM116-111W-11.5205.5L/O56.0091.3011H
Nov 30, 2017ATL121-114W-7.5217.5L/O51.9077.7818A

Next up:
Philadelphia at New Orleans Sunday, December 10
Cleveland home to Atlanta Tuesday, December 12

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