NBA Picks Cleveland Cavaliers (63-15) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (40-38): LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, cannot afford to blink of they want to claim the best overall record, as the (63-16) Los Angeles Lakers continue to step on their heels now just a ½ game back with last night’s win over the (53-27) Denver Nuggets.
Tonight, the Cavs travel to the “City of Brotherly Love” to take on the struggling Philadelphia 76ers, losers of three in a row, beginning at 7 PM ET (4 PM PT) on FS-Ohio, CSN, and/or NBA League Pass.
As far as the NBA Picks, Sports Odds are concerned, odds-makers at SBGglobal.com have assembled the best ones for tonight’s Eastern Conference showdown.
According to the experts, the Cleveland Cavaliers [-7] should win tonight’s game by a comfortable margin against the hosting Philadelphia 76ers [+7].
With a win tonight, the Cavaliers would secure home-court advantage throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs by clinching the East’s top-seed, but LeBron wants more. "We're just trying to get better," James said. "We don't want to take a step back with four games to go." The OVER/UNDER for tonight’s NBA Picks: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers has been set at 185½ combined total points .
In order for Cleveland to be successful tonight, they must play solid defense and limit Philly’s transition baskets. "We know this is going to be a get-back game for us (in transition) because they have a lot of athletes and they want to get out and run, especially in their arena," James said. "We have to get back on the defensive end and shut down their fast break."