At 7:30 ET, the 32-23 76ers will host the 36-18 Cavaliers at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Cavs are currently favored by 4 points, and the over/under line is set at 228.

This Eastern Conference matchup will be broadcast on ESPN.


The Pick: Philadelphia 76ers +4

This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center at 7:30 ET on Friday, February 23rd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 111-106 in favor of the 76ers.
  • Our projections have Tyrese Maxey finishing with Tyrese Maxey points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the 76ers finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.7% and knocking down 14 threes.

Is a Road Win Possible for the Cavaliers?

The Cavaliers are 36-18 this season and are currently 2nd in the Eastern Conference. In non-conference games, they are 12-6 compared to 24-12 against other Eastern Conference teams.

On the road, the Cavaliers are 17-8 this season and have won six straight games. Their ATS record on the road is 14-9, and they are favored by 4 points today. In road games, they have an average scoring differential of +5.8 points per game.

Cleveland’s O/U record for the season is 25-28-1, and their games have averaged 224.1 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 228, and 34 of their games have had lower O/U lines than that.

In their last game, the Cavaliers lost to the Magic by a score of 116-109. The O/U line for that game was 215, and Cleveland was favored by 5.5 points going into the game. This was their 3rd straight ATS loss.

On the season, the Cavaliers are averaging 114.8 points per game, which is 15th in the NBA. However, they have struggled on the road, averaging just 113.5 points per game.

So far this season, the Cavaliers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 46.3% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 22nd in the league with an average of 97.6 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Cavaliers are 10th in the league in field goal percentage at 48%. From two-point range, they are 5th in the NBA at 57%.

Coming into the game, the Cavaliers defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 35.2% of their games. Currently, they are 2nd in the NBA at 109.3 points per game allowed. In their previous matchup vs. the Magic, the Cavaliers’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 51% leading to 116 points.

Does Philadelphia Stand a Chance at Home?

Currently 5th in the Eastern Conference, the 76ers have a record of 32-23. In the Atlantic Division, they are 3rd.

At home this season, the 76ers are 17-12 straight up and 16-13 against the spread. The team’s average scoring margin at home is +5.2 PPG.

Against the spread, the 76ers have not covered in their last seven home games. Today, they are 4-point underdogs and have an ATS record of 7-9 as underdogs.

Philadelphia’s O/U record for the season is 31-24, and the under has hit in their last two games. This year, their games have averaged 231.8 PPG.

Philly’s last game was a 110-96 loss to the Knicks. They were favored by 1 point going into the game and are now 28-11 as the favorite. The combined scoring in the game was 206.

In their most recent games, the 76ers have gone 2-5 ATS. Their most recent straight-up loss to the Knicks dropped their conference record to 21-15 (11-8 vs. non-conference).

At home this season, the 76ers are averaging 118.3 points per game, which is 11th in the NBA. Overall, they are 10th in scoring at 117.9 points per game.

Philadelphia is also one of the top free-throw shooting teams in the league, leading the NBA in both free throws made (21.8) and attempted (26.3) per game.

Coming into this game, the 76ers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 56.4% of their games. However, they have scored below their season average in each of their last two contests.

Coming into today’s game, the 76ers’ defense is giving up an average of 113.9 points per contest. The Philadelphia defense has allowed opponents to shoot 35.0% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.4% of their field goal attempts vs. Philadelphia.