Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers February 15 Betting Preview
On Wednesday, the Philadelphia 76ers and Cleveland Cavaliers square off as two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference. The Cavaliers (38-22) are currently in fourth place, one game behind the Sixers (37-19), who hold down the third spot in the East.
Philadelphia will try to avenge its November 30th loss to Cleveland, 113-85, as they host the Cavaliers at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia at 7:30 p.m.
Cleveland Cavaliers Look To Stay Hot
Don’t look now, as the Cavaliers have seven straight victories under their belt heading into their Wednesday night showdown with the 76ers. Cleveland mowed down the San Antonio Spurs at home on Monday, with Jarret Allen leading the team with 17 points and 11 rebounds.
Allen is on an absolute tear recording his seventh double-double over his last eight games, with the 24-year-old center averaging 19.1 points and 11.4 rebounds over that span. The Cavaliers are performing like one of the best teams in the conference and have a 101 defensive rating and a 21.5 net rating over the past two weeks, among the league's best.
It will be interesting to see how the Cavaliers handle the 76ers as none of the teams they have defeated over their winning streak are among the top six in their conference. Nevertheless, this is exactly what clubs below contenders are expected to do, and the Cavs are taking care of business playing excellent basketball.
Philadelphia 76ers Hope To Finish First Half Strong
The Philadelphia 76ers on the other hand are playing a bit sluggish and seem to be already looking to get to the All-Star break. Before their three-game winning streak, Philadelphia had lost to the Orlando Magic, New York Knicks, and Boston Celtics.
Be that as it may, the 76ers got some reinforcements at the trade deadline, including headliner Jalen McDaniels and have responded well, winning three games in a row, including their last against Houston. James Harden led the team with 28 points and ten assists, while Tyrese Maxey totaled 26 points off the bench.
The Philadelphia 76ers want to have a successful finish to their pre-All-Star break schedule. They are in a great position to challenge the Cavaliers at home, and it is always nice to have an MVP candidate in Joel Embid leading the way.
This should be an exciting matchup and the one to watch come Wednesday night as both teams look to carry momentum headed into the second half of the season. Both of these clubs may very well cross paths in the Eastern Conference playoffs and expect a battle after Cleveland took the first game of their season series.
Given that they are two of the league's top defensive clubs, both teams match up nicely. While the Cavs haven’t played the best on the road this year (13-16), their chemistry and momentum should catapult them past an unfocused 76ers team looking ahead to the all-star break.
The Cavaliers have a 6-1 ATS record over their last seven and are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games.
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