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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers preview: Odds, props, how to watch, start time & more

The Philadelphia 76ers are desperate for wins with Joel Embiid out for the remainder of the regular season, and on Friday they face a tough Cleveland Cavaliers team that has picked up some big victories in the last few weeks.

The Cavs are second in the Eastern Conference, right where the Sixers wanted to be heading into this season. Cleveland is that high in the standings thanks to a well-rounded offense with six players averaging double figures in scoring, while Philly's reliance on reigning MVP Embiid was exposed when he went down with a knee injury.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers odds

CLE Cavaliers

-185 ML

PHI 76ers

+155 ML

Spread

CLE Cavaliers -4.5

Total Points

O/U 228.5

How to watch Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers: TV channel, streaming

The Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia Sixers game will be nationally broadcast on ESPN.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers start time, date, venue

The Cavaliers vs. 76ers game starts at 7:30 PM on Friday, February 23. The game takes place at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers player props

Player

Points (O/U)

Rebounds (O/U)

Assists (O/U)

Donovan Mitchell

27.5

5.5

6.5

Tyrese Maxey

26.5

3.5

6.5

Tobias Harris

17.5

5.5

3.5

Paul Reed

8.5

8.5

1.5

Cleveland Cavaliers injury report

Donovan Mitchell: Illness, day to day (did not play in Thursday night's game)
Ty Jerome: Ankle, out

Philadelphia 76ers injury report

Joel Embiid: Knee, out
De'Anthony Melton: Back, day to day
Robert Covington: Knee, out

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers stats

  • The Philadelphia 76ers are 15-11 at home; the Cleveland Cavaliers are 17-8 on the road.
  • The Sixers average the 10th most points per game with 117.9 while playing at the league's 15th-fastest pace.
  • The Cavs average the 15th-most points per game with 114.8, playing at the eighth-slowest pace in the NBA.
  • Cleveland allows the second-fewest points per game with 109.3 and is third in defensive efficiency.
  • Philly is in the top 10 in both steals (ranked first with 8.6 per game) and blocks (ranked ninth with 5.8 per game).
  • The Cavs have the league's second-best defensive rating with 111.3 points per 100 possessions; the Sixers' is ranked 12th with 114.9 points allowed per 100 possessions.
  • The Sixers turn the ball over the least often in the league, doing so 12.1 times per game compared to the Cavs' 18th-best average of 13.5 turnovers.
  • The Sixers and Cavaliers respectively rank eighth and ninth in points per game off turnovers, seventh and eighth in second-chance points per game, fourth and sixth in fast break points per game, and eighth and 13th in points in the paint per game.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers head-to-head

These teams have played each other twice this season with both teams winning a game. The Cavs won the first game, an In-Season Tournament group stage game, 122-119, and the Sixers won the most recent meeting between these teams 123-121. The final matchup of the season between the 76ers and Cavaliers is in Cleveland on March 29.

Cleveland Cavaliers

108 wins

Philadelphia 76ers

117 wins

Odds mentioned in this article were correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.

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