Cavaliers vs. 76ers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 15 (Philly Hands Cleveland First Loss in February)

Larry Rupp
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Philadelphia 76ers prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Philadelphia 76ers prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photos/Chris Szagola

Cavaliers vs. 76ers Game Info

  • Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2023
  • Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • Venue: Wells Fargo Center -- Philadelphia, PA
  • Coverage: ESPN, BSOH and NBCSP

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Wednesday with 10 more games, including a battle between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers. The Cavaliers rank fourth in the Eastern Conference with a 38-22 record, while the 76ers check in third with an 37-19 record. This one could go either way.

Cleveland enters on a seven-game winning streak that includes a 117-109 victory against the San Antonio Spurs on Monday. Meanwhile, Philadelphia has now won five of its last seven games thanks to a 123-104 victory over the Houston Rockets on Monday. Which team will keep rolling tonight?

Cavaliers vs. 76ers Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: CLE: (+114) | PHI: (-134)
  • Spread: CLE: +2.5 (-114) | PHI: -2.5 (-106)
  • Total: 216.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The 76ers enter this contest as slight home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 216.5 points, which ris below average compared to Wednesday's projected totals.

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Cavaliers vs. 76ers Betting Trends

  • Cleveland is 6-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven games.
  • The total has hit the under in nine of Cleveland's last 13 games.
  • Philadelphia is 5-1 straight up in its last six games against Cleveland.
  • The total has hit the over in 13 of Philadelphia's last 20 games.

Cavaliers vs. 76ers Prediction & Pick

Fans are in for a defensive battle here as the Cavaliers rank first in the NBA in terms of points allowed per game (105.9) and the 76ers rank third (110.4). These Eastern Conference foes line up similarly on offense, too, as Cleveland shoots 48.8% (No. 6 in NBA) and Philly shoots 48.3% (No. 8 in NBA).

The 76ers have an edge in two crucial areas, though. They allow a three-point shooting mark of just 34.4% (No. 2 in NBA), which outshines the Cavs' mark of 36.4% (No. 19 in NBA). Philly also hits its free throws at a rate of 82.8% (No. 2 in NBA) as Cleveland only hits them at a rate of 77.7% (No. 19 in NBA).

Philadelphia has won 17 of its last 20 games at the Wells Fargo Center, so trust the 76ers tonight.

Final Score Prediction: Cavaliers: 106 | 76ers: 112

Cavaliers vs. 76ers Best Bet

Center Joel Embiid is dealing with left foot soreness, so keep an eye on his status leading up to tip-off. As long as he suits up, I like the 76ers' chances of pulling away in this one. They are 5-2 against the spread (ATS) in their last seven games overall and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games in February.

Cleveland is only 1-5 ATS in its last six games against an Atlantic Division opponent and has only won once in its last six trips to the Wells Fargo Center. Keep in mind those five losses came by an average of 14.2 points. Look for the 76ers to get revenge for a blowout loss to the Cavs back in November.

Bet: Philadelphia 76ers -2.5 (-110)

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