Free NBA Picks Today: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Philadelphia 76ers 3/15/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Philadelphia 76ers 3/15/23
Wed 15th March 2023

Offense meets defense when the Philadelphia 76ers (45-22, 19-12 Away) are on the road to face the Cleveland Cavaliers (44-27, 28-7 Home) on Wednesday. Philadelphia blew out the Washington Wizards 112-93 at Wells Fargo Center on Sunday, their fifth consecutive win.

Joel Embiid led the way with 34 points, four assists, and four blocks. The 76ers are three games back in the Eastern Conference, currently sitting in third. Cleveland is playing on back-to-back days after winning yesterday at Spectrum Center, beating the Charlotte Hornets 120-104.

Evan Mobley tallied 26 points to top the scoresheet. With 22 points and seven assists, Caris LeVert also played a part. The Cavaliers are fourth in the Eastern Conference. The teams are meeting for the last time this season. Philadelphia and Cleveland have split their two matchups this season.

The 76ers triumphed in the last meeting, beating the Cavaliers 118-112 at Wells Fargo Center on February 15. Embiid led the 76ers with 29 points, 14 rebounds, and five assists. Donovan Mitchell had 33 points in the losing effort.

The Sixers have been led this season by Embiid, who is averaging 33.4 points per game, best in the league. Embiid also has grabbed 10.0 rebounds per game, ninth-most in the league. Meanwhile, James Harden is dishing 10.8 assists.

Mitchell’s 27.6 points per game have powered the Cavs on offense. He ranks as the seventh-highest scorer in the league. Darius Garland is doling out 7.9 assists per game, seventh-most in the NBA, and Jarrett Allen is posting 9.8 rebounds per game.

The Cavaliers are the NBA’s second-best team in defensive efficiency, while the 76ers rank third in offensive efficiency. The 76ers are 6-4 in the last 10 games at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Philadelphia has won three in a row away from Wells Fargo Center this season. Cleveland has won three in a row at home this season.

Meanwhile, the Cavaliers are 7-4 when playing on consecutive nights this season and 6-3 in such games against rested opponents. The 76ers are 6-3 with a rest advantage.

Philadelphia is 7-3 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +6.6 (119.0-112.4). Cleveland has a 6-4 record over the last 10, scoring 114.4 points per game on average while holding opponents to 109.6 (+4.8 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Tobias Harris: 15.5 | 23.1 | -7.6
Points per game:
Tobias Harris: 8.0 | 14.8 | -6.8
Rebounds per game:
Joel Embiid: 6.6 | 10.0 | -3.4


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
Jarrett Allen: 8.3 | 14.4 | -6.0
Rebounds per game:
Donovan Mitchell: 5.3 | 4.1 | +1.2

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Cleveland Cavs (+110)

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