Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+4)
The Philadelphia 76ers (10-3) are welcoming the Cleveland Cavaliers (7-6) at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday. Philadelphia opens this contest as 4-point favorites. The total is 225.
The Cavaliers faced the Nuggets and notched a win by a score of 121-109 in their last contest. Regarding personal fouls, the Cavaliers left the arena with 18 while the Nuggets finished the game with 21 personal fouls. They knocked down 14 of their 29 tries from 3-point range. Denver finished the game at 73.9% at the free throw line by knocking down 17 of their 23 shots. Moreover, Denver snagged 33 rebounds (9 offensive, 24 defensive) and earned 5 blocks. Denver distributed 23 assists and had 7 steals for the game. When talking about defending, Cleveland allowed the other team to go 47.6% from the floor on 39 out of 82 shooting. They also doled out 30 assists for this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and earning 6 steals. Pertaining to pulling down rebounds, they compiled a total of 47 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Cavaliers buried 20 of their 26 attempts for a rate of 76.9%. Cleveland walked away from the contest with a 54.9% field goal percentage (45 of 82) and knocked down 11 out of their 27 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Darius Garland is a player who was a factor in the matchup. He ended up scoring 26 points on 10 out of 16 shooting. He played 33 minutes and totaled 3 rebounds. Garland finished the game at 62.5% from the floor and also distributed 6 dimes.
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Cleveland will play this contest with a mark of 7-6 on the campaign. They are averaging 111.2 points per outing (20th in basketball) while shooting 47.5% from the field. The Cavaliers are hitting 34.5% on shots from distance (147 of 426) and 76.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, Cleveland is pulling in 44.3 rebounds per game and has accumulated 315 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 21st in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.9 times per game and as a team they are committing 19.3 fouls every game.
On defense, the Cavaliers are forcing 14.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.8 personal fouls. They relinquish 38.2% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 12th in the NBA in PPG allowed (111.0). The Cavaliers defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 45.3% (521 of 1,150) and they relinquish 44.2 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are currently ranked 12th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 326 relinquished for the year.
When they last played, the 76ers walked away with a victory by a final of 121-99 when they played the Nets. The 76ers earned 34 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 44 in this contest. They also coughed up the ball 4 times, while getting 8 steals in this game. The Nets earned 14 fouls for the game which took the 76ers to the free throw line for a total of 18 tries. They were able to knock down 17 of them for a rate of 94.4%. With regard to three-point shots, Philadelphia made 16 of 35 attempts (45.7%). When this game wrapped up, the 76ers ended up shooting 44 out of 94 from the field which gave them a percentage of 46.8%. The 76ers permitted the Nets to convert 38 of 81 tries from the floor which had them shooting 46.9% for the game. They finished 39.3% from three-point range by connecting on 11 of 28 and finished the game at 12 of 16 at the free throw line (75.0%). With respect to how they attacked the glass, Philadelphia permitted Brooklyn to pull down 45 in all (9 on the offensive side).
Joel Embiid ended up being a major contributor for the 76ers for the game. He made 11 of 24 in this game for a rate of 45.8%, and tallied 12 rebounds. Embiid recorded 32 points in his 31 mins of playing time and accumulated 9 dimes in the matchup.
Philadelphia has a record of 10-3 on the season. The 76ers commit 19.7 personal fouls every game while shooting 86.7% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 25.8 times per game (14th in basketball) and they turn the ball over 13.2 times per game. Philadelphia has scored 1,566 points for the campaign (120.5 per contest) and they grab 45.8 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the 76ers are shooting 48.3% from the floor, which ranks 7th in the NBA.
The 76ers on the defensive side of the court are 13th in the league in PPG surrendered with 111.5. They have forced 13.9 TO’s per game and have let teams shoot 45.9% from the field (9th in the league). The Philadelphia defense concedes 35.6% on 3-point attempts (161 of 452) and their opponents are making 77.5% of their free throw shots. They concede 26.2 assists and 41.5 rebounds per contest, which ranks 17th and 4th in basketball.
Who will win tonight’s NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald’s Pick: Take Cleveland (+4)
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