Philadelphia (38-23) has risen to second in the Eastern Conference standings as the three-headed monster of Joel Embiid, James Harden, and Tyrese Maxey are starting to gel. The Sixers last dominated the Knicks in a 123-108 victory on Wednesday, a game where the trio combined for 78 points.
Cleveland (36-26) has struggled a little bit since the break, dropping three of its last four contests. The Cavs were bested by the Hornets 119-98 on Wednesday, a game where Darius Garland provided 33 points in the losing effort.
Philadelphia enters this contest as a 7.5-point favorite on DraftKings Sportsbook. The total is set at 217.
Cavaliers vs. 76ers, 7:00 p.m. ET
Pick ATS: 76ers -7.5
The 76ers won the previous matchup between these two teams by 10 back in February and that was before James Harden stepped onto the floor for the team. It has been said that there’s nothing better than the “Harden Honeymoon” phase of a team’s run with the former MVP so keep laying it with Philly.
Over/Under: Over 217
Cleveland hasn’t been quite in sync offensively since the break but the rate at which Philly will score points should give the Cavs ample offensive opportunities of their own. They should cross 100 points in this one with ease and help trigger the over.
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