NBA Betting: Cavs, Sixers Clash In Philly
Two red-hot teams get the weekend started in the NBA on Friday night as the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the 76ers in Philadelphia.
The Cavaliers are in action Thursday night against the Washington Wizards and will be facing their 13th back-to-back of the season. In the second half of their previous 12 back-to-backs, they were 7-5 straight up and 6-6 against the spread. Heading into their Thursday night matchup, the Cavs were 8-1 SU and ATS in their last nine games.
The 76ers have won 12 straight while going 10-2 ATS. At home they’ve been dominant lately, having won seven straight at 6-1 ATS, and they’re 18-1 SU and 16-3 ATS in their last 19.
The last time Cleveland and Philadelphia met up, the 76ers won 108-97 as a 3-point road underdog at Bovada Sportsbook. Prior to that loss, Cleveland had won 11 straight vs Philadelphia but was only 4-7 ATS. In their last 12 at home against Cleveland, the 76ers are a solid 10-2 ATS.
Also on tap this weekend, the Toronto Raptors appear to have a pair of easy wins with home games against the Indiana Pacers on Friday and the Orlando Magic on Sunday.
Toronto is coming off a 96-76 win over the Boston Celtics as a 7.5-point favorite. That snapped a nine-game ATS losing streak.
Indiana is facing the Golden State Warriors on Thursday and enters that contest 5-1 SU and ATS in the last six. That also means Indiana will be playing the second game of a back-to-back on Friday. This season in 13 back-to-backs, the Pacers are 6-7 SU and 7-6 ATS in the second half.
Toronto is 2-1 SU and 1-2 ATS against Indiana this season. At home the Raptors have dominated this matchup with six straight wins while going 3-3 ATS.
Orlando heads into its matchup with Toronto on Sunday following a game against the Charlotte Hornets on Friday. Before facing Charlotte, Orlando had won two in a row SU and ATS, but prior to those back-to-back wins had lost five straight ATS. On the road, Orlando is 1-9 SU and 5-5 ATS in its last 10.
Toronto is 2-0 SU in two games in Orlando this season, and 1-1 ATS. In their last 10 vs the Magic, the Raptors are 7-3 SU but only 3-7 ATS. At home Toronto is 8-1 SU in its last nine vs the Magic and 5-4 ATS.