Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Difficult Matchup to PredictPosted by: Charlie Smith
As basketball betting online players expected, the Cleveland Cavaliers are picking up speed right on cue. The Cavs, who’ve had high and low points this season, are on a monstrous 5-game winning streak. But in tonight’s Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers matchup, the Cavs are surprisingly pegged as the underdog. What would cause teaser sports betting lines to side against Cleveland?
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers – Friday, April 6th
When: 6:00 pm ET
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TV: NBA TV
Stream: NBA League Pass
Basketball Betting Online Odds:
LeBron James & Co. enter this matchup sporting a 49-30 record. That season-long tally ranks them as the best team in the Central Division. However, it only ranks them 3rd overall in the Eastern Conference. Nevertheless, the Cavs are still a shoo-in for this year’s postseason. Not only that, Cleveland is considered by most basketball betting online fans to be the frontrunner in the East. As for tonight’s matchup, this will be the 4th time this season these two have crossed paths. All in all, Cleveland leads the 76ers with a 2-1 record. With that in mind, it’s a bit surprising to see Cleveland pegged as the underdog this evening. Granted, they are playing back-to-back games, coming off of their win over the Washington Wizards. On top of that, tonight’s contest will mark their 4th contest this week.
Players to Watch: LeBron James (27.5 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 9.2 rpg), Kevin Love (17.4 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 1.7 apg), and Isaiah Thomas (14.7 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 4.5 apg).
The 76ers come in with a 48-30 record that ranks them 3rd in the Atlantic Division. And while the 76ers were floating around the 7th or 8th seed earlier this year, they’ve now risen up to No. 4 in the conference. With a 6-game lead over the Milwaukee Bucks, the Process is ecstatic to finally watch their work pay off. Moreover, this evening’s matchup represents an opportunity for the 76ers to prove just how dominant they are. If they can beat the Cavs this evening, they’ll make it seem like they can deliver a deep push into this year’s postseason. Especially with Kyrie Irving’s injury still fresh in our minds.
Players to Watch: Joel Embiid (22.9 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 3.2 apg), JJ Redick (16.8 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 3.0 apg), and Ben Simmons (15.8 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 8.1 apg).
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers
So which team should online sportsbook betting players favor in tonight’s Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers matchup. Taking the 76ers on home court would be a decent option, if they were pegged as the underdog. But since the Cavs are facing underdog odds, taking them straight up offers better value. But then again, Philly does come in riding a 12-game win streak. Sign up now to make this difficult NBA betting prediction.
Score Prediction: 128-123 Philadelphia. The 76ers take care of business at home. Philly covers the spread and the TOTAL will be OVER this evening.