76ers vs. Cavaliers Betting Odds & System Pick: How to Exploit Tanking Into NBA Spread Value
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- Updated betting odds for Wednesday night's Philadelphia 76ers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers matchup have the Sixers as 7.5-point favorites.
- Philly comes into this game as the fifth-place team in the East, while Cleveland sits dead-last.
- With that in mind, our Action PRO betting system has located value on the spread for tonight's game.
While the Philadelphia 76ers are a lightning rod for hot takes from the mainstream media, they’re still a playoff-caliber team with the talent to make a run to the NBA Finals.
On the other hand, the Cleveland Cavaliers are a disaster (once again), as just the 12-46 Golden State Warriors currently sport a worse record.
Unsurprisingly, the 76ers are favored for tonight’s matchup in Cleveland (7 p.m. ET), but what does all of this mean for bettors?
Using historical betting data, let’s look at how savvy bettors can find value in tonight’s 76ers vs. Cavaliers NBA matchup.
76ers vs. Cavaliers Betting System Pick
Thanks to our Fade Tanking Teams Pro Betting System, we know that the league’s worst teams tend to underperform betting market expecations late in the the season when facing off against playoff contenders.
This angle is especially profitable when the team we’re fading is also a home underdog.
Tonight’s 76ers vs. Cavaliers matchup fits the bill, with Cleveland as a 7.5-point home dog against Philadelphia’s 62% winning percentage.
These situations have produced a 395-291-11 (57.6%) against-the-spread record since the start of the 2005 NBA season.
With tanking on the minds of bettors, this line has already leaked up to -8 at a handful of books, so be sure to shop and get the best price possible.
Pro Betting System Pick: 76ers (-7.5) [Bet now at DraftKings. NJ, PA, IN and WV only.]