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Cleveland Cavaliers at Philadelphia 76ers Betting Preview

A pair of Eastern Conference teams will get together on Friday in the National Basketball Association. The Cleveland Cavaliers are at the Philadelphia 76ers. Cleveland started the second half of the regular season with a 36-17 record. Cleveland holds the 2nd seed in the Eastern Conference, and won 9 out of their last 10 games.

For Philadelphia, the loss of Joel Embiid has proven to be a big one. Philadelphia went just 3-7 in their final 10 games before the break. The 76ers dropped to fifth in the Eastern Conference with a record of 32-22.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are favorites in this game. You can find the Cavaliers are -4.5 on the road.

Fun, Exciting Cavaliers

It has been quite a fun season for the Cleveland Cavaliers. At 19 games over .500 heading into the All Star Break, they look to be a sure fire playoff team. The Cavaliers with solid play over their final 25 games will get two rounds to host the postseason at.

Cleveland is winning games with their defense. The Cavaliers are allowing right around 100 points per game over their last four wins.

Offensively, the Cavaliers have weapons. Leading the scoring is Donovan Mitchell. The former Utah Jazz star is scoring 28.4 points per game. The Cavaliers have five guys scoring double digits, with Darius Garland and Evan Mobley next. Garland is at 18.2 and Mobley sits at 15.8 per game.

Cleveland will go on the road for back to back games following this. The Cavaliers are at Philadelphia and then Washington. A home game against Dallas on the 27th will lead to a road game at the Bulls on the 28th. In March, the Cavaliers start in Detroit.

76ers Banged Up

Philadelphia needs their big man back. Joel Embiid was leading the National Basketball Association in scoring with more than 35 points per game. Embiid has been out since the end of January, and likely will not be back until the middle of March. He was also adding 11.3 rebounds per game.

Tyrese Maxey is the leading scorer for hte team, and putting in a bunch. Maxey is scoring 25.7 points per game. The 76ers added Buddy Hield to the mix, and he is at 22.3 per game in the four games he has played. Philadelphia as a team is scoring 118.3 points per game.

The 76ers will host the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday, and follow that up with a trip to Boston on February 27th. Once March arrives, the 76ers will host the Hornets and then head out to Dallas to face the Mavericks.

Cavaliers Top 76ers

This should be a pretty interesting Eastern Conference battle. These two teams both look like they will be heading to the postseason in one capacity or another. Cleveland would like to keep winning and grab that #2 seed, which would give them two round of home games.

The 76ers want to move to the 4 seed to start the postseason at home. Cleveland is tough, and healthy. The 76ers biggest downfall is the loss of Joel Embiid. That’s a big factor. The Cleveland Cavaliers win this game. Take Cleveland -4.5 over Philadelphia.

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