76ers vs Cavaliers: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – December 27, 2020

The Cleveland Cavaliers (2-0) host the Philadelphia 76ers (2-0) at after Collin Sexton racked up 32 points in the Cavaliers’ 128-119 victory over the Pistons. The game airs on FS-OH at 7:30 PM ET on Sunday, December 27, 2020. The point total is set at in the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of December 27, 2020, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

76ers vs Cavaliers Betting Odds

Injury Report as of December 27

76ers: None

Cavaliers:
Dylan Windler: Out (Wrist),
Kevin Porter Jr.: Day To Day (Personal),
Matthew Dellavedova: Day To Day (Concussion)

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76ers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Joel Embiid 51 23.0 11.6 3.0 0.9 1.3 1.1
Tobias Harris 72 19.6 6.9 3.2 0.7 0.6 1.8
Ben Simmons 57 16.4 7.8 8.0 2.1 0.6 0.0
Seth Curry 64 12.4 2.3 1.9 0.6 0.1 2.3
Furkan Korkmaz 72 9.8 2.3 1.1 0.6 0.2 2.0

Cavaliers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Collin Sexton 65 20.8 3.2 3.0 1.0 0.1 1.5
Andre Drummond 49 17.8 15.8 2.8 2.0 1.7 0.0
Kevin Love 56 17.6 9.8 3.2 0.6 0.3 2.6
Darius Garland 59 12.3 1.9 3.9 0.7 0.1 1.8
Cedi Osman 65 11.0 3.6 2.4 0.8 0.2 1.9

Shooting Trends

  • Last season, the 76ers had a 46.4% shooting percentage from the field, which was 2.7% lower than the 49.1% of shots the Cavaliers’ opponents made.
  • In games Philadelphia shot better than 49.1% from the field, it went 15-10-2 against the spread and 23-5 overall.
  • Cleveland went 16-5-1 against the spread and 14-8 overall when allowing opponents to shoot higher than 46.4% from the field.
  • The Cavaliers shot at a 45.8% clip from the field last season, 0.4 percentage points fewer than the 46.2% shooting opponents of the 76ers averaged.
  • Last season, Cleveland had a 17-10 record against the spread and an 11-16 record overall in games the team collectively shot better than 46.2% from the field.
  • Philadelphia went 18-18-2 against the spread and 27-11 overall in games it allowed opponents to shoot above 45.8% from the field.
  • The 76ers made 36.2% of their three-point shots last season, 1.3% lower than the 37.5% the Cavaliers allowed opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Philadelphia went 20-16 against the spread and 24-13 overall when it shot better than 37.5% from distance.
  • Cleveland went 22-6-1 against the spread while putting together a 15-14 straight-up record when its opponents shot over 36.2% from three-point range.
  • The Cavaliers hit 35.1% of their shots from beyond the arc, which was 0.2 percentage points fewer than the 35.3% the 76ers’ opponents averaged last season.
  • Cleveland had a 19-13-1 ATS record and is 11-22 straight-up when the team hit more than 35.3% of its three-point attempts.
  • Philadelphia had a 19-16 ATS record and a 25-11 straight-up record last season when it knocked down more than 35.1% of its three-point attempts.
  • The 76ers hit 11.4 three-pointers per game last season, only 0.2 more makes per game than the Cavaliers gave up (11.2).
  • When Philadelphia made more three-pointers than its opponents last season, it went 21-19 against the spread and 27-14 overall. When Cleveland was out-shot from deep by its opponents, it was 16-24 ATS and 13-27 straight up.
  • The Cavaliers ranked 21st in the NBA in made three-pointers last season, while the 76ers gave up the least made threes in the league.

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76ers vs Cavaliers Stat Rankings

76ers Rank 76ers AVG Cavaliers AVG Cavaliers Rank
20th 110.2 Points Scored 106.9 26th
6th 108.6 Points Allowed 114.8 22nd
11th 45.5 Rebounds 44.3 18th
13th 10.6 Off. Rebounds 10.8 4th
19th 11.4 3pt Made 11.2 21st
8th 25.4 Assists 23.1 24th
9th 13.4 Turnovers 15.7 28th

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