76ers vs Cavaliers: NBA Predictions and Picks 3/15

76ers vs Cavaliers: NBA Predictions and Picks 3/15

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The Philadelphia 76ers will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on March 15, 2023, in what promises to be a thrilling matchup. The game will take place at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse and will be broadcast on ESPN. Our experts have analyzed both teams' performances, injuries, and betting trends to give you the best NBA picks and predictions for this game.

Philadelphia 76ers

Offense: The Philadelphia 76ers have been consistent on the offensive end this season, averaging 115 points per game, ranking them 13th in the league. Joel Embiid has been their go-to scorer, averaging 33.4 points per game, making him the NBA's second-best scorer. The team's shooting efficiency and three-point percentage are among the best in the league.

Defense: The 76ers have been equally impressive on the defensive end, holding their opponents to an average of 110.7 points per game, ranking them third in the league. They have been particularly good at stopping their opponents in the paint, allowing only 48.3 points per game, ranking them eighth in the league.

Cleveland Cavaliers

Offense: The Cleveland Cavaliers have been a strong team offensively, averaging 112 points per game, ranking them 24th in the league. Their top scorer, Donovan Mitchell, will miss this game due to injury. However, Darius Garland has stepped up to the challenge and is averaging 27.6 points per game.

Defense: The Cavaliers' defense has been their strength this season, holding their opponents to an average of 106.7 points per game, ranking them first in the league. They have been particularly strong in defending the paint, allowing only 46.1 points per game, ranking them third in the league.

Betting Trends:

The 76ers have a record of 38-28-1 ATS, while the Cavaliers have a record of 37-31-3 ATS. The total has gone over in four of the last five games for the 76ers and in three of the last five games for the Cavaliers.

Injuries: The 76ers' Jalen McDaniels is a game-time decision, while the Cavaliers' Jarrett Allen will miss this game due to injury, and Donovan Mitchell is also out.

Prediction:

Despite the Cavaliers' impressive defense, the 76ers' offense, led by Joel Embiid, is likely to be too much for them to handle. Our experts predict a 76ers win with a spread of -4.

Pick: Philadelphia 76ers (-4)

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