Free NBA Picks Today: Philadelphia 76ers vs Cleveland Cavaliers 2/15/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Philadelphia 76ers vs Cleveland Cavaliers 2/15/23
Wed 15th February 2023

Defense meets offense when the Cleveland Cavaliers (38-22, 13-16 Away) travel to face the Philadelphia 76ers (37-19, 22-8 Home) on Wednesday. Cleveland topped the San Antonio Spurs 117-109 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Monday, their seventh straight win. Donovan Mitchell was a top performer with 41 points. The Cavaliers are the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference.

Philadelphia won their third in a row in impressive fashion on Monday at Wells Fargo Center, beating the Houston Rockets 123-104. James Harden had 28 points and 10 assists to lead the team. The 76ers are the third seed in the Eastern Conference.

The teams are meeting for the last time this season. After taking the only prior season matchup against Philadelphia 113-85 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in November 2022, Cleveland will be looking for a season sweep.

Caris LeVert led the Cavaliers with 22 points and six rebounds. Joel Embiid had 19 points and six assists in the loss. The Cavs have been led this season by Mitchell, who is averaging 27.2 points per game, ninth-highest in the league.

Meanwhile, Darius Garland is dishing 8.0 assists per game, sixth-most in the league, and Jarrett Allen is grabbing 9.9 rebounds per game. Embiid’s 33.2 points per game have powered the Sixers on offense. He ranks as the second-highest scorer in the league. Embiid also has pulled down 10.1 rebounds per game, 10th-most in the NBA. Harden has tallied 10.8 assists per game.

The Cavaliers are leaders in defensive efficiency in the NBA, while the 76ers rank fifth in offensive efficiency. The 76ers have found success in the Cavaliers’ last 10 visits to Wells Fargo Center, winning six. Cleveland has won three in a row away from home this season. Philadelphia has won three in a row at home this season.

Cleveland is 8-2 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +12.0 (112.8-100.8). Philadelphia has a 7-3 record over the last 10, scoring 115.3 points per game on average while allowing 111.4 (+3.9 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
Jarrett Allen: 20.6 | 14.8 | +5.8
Caris LeVert: 8.6 | 12.1 | -3.5
Rebounds per game:
Donovan Mitchell: 6.0 | 4.0 | +2.0


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Shake Milton: 6.4 | 15.2 | -8.8
Points per game:
Tobias Harris: 8.8 | 15.4 | -6.6

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Cleveland Cavaliers (-115)

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