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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Predictions and Preview for 4/3/2022

Philadelphia 76ers takes on Cleveland Cavaliers on 4/3/2022 at 06:10 PM.

The Philadelphia 76ers and Cleveland Cavaliers face off in an important game for both teams. Philadelphia 76ers has a record of 47-30 this regular season. Cleveland Cavaliers is 43-35 this regular season. Both have players to meet and know.

Philadelphia 76ers Team Defense Preview




Their defensive efficiency is 110.4, which means they have an above average defense relative to other teams in the NBA. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

This is a decent defensive team that is able to force some bad shots. They are quite average in their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim. There is an inconsistent effort to keeping opponents from scoring at the rim though.

This is not a team that excels at forcing live ball turnovers. Either the personnel or strategy is not there.

Philadelphia 76ers Team Offense Preview




You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 112.9, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating. This is a team that likes to play grinders. They want to execute in half court and frustrate opponents in their offensive half court situations.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .575 which is considered to be slightly above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .531, which is considered to be slightly above average. They attempt .375 of their shots from three point range. They take threes less often than many in the NBA. They made .360 of their shots from three point range. They are a slightly above average three point shooting team. They made .820 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are an above average Free Throw shooting team.

They have an abysmal offensive rebounding rate of 19.8% this season. Offensive rebounding is not their thing, it should be important. They are socially distancing on the offensive glass!

Cleveland Cavaliers Team Defense Preview

They have an elite level defense and fans may not appreciate it because they get so fixated on scoring, dunks, and drama, but this defense is as good as it gets right now. A defensive effiency rating of 109.1 would certainly justify such praise. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

This is a decent defensive team that is able to force some bad shots. They are not doing enough to stop opponents from scoring at the rim. Making the easy shots hard is what this team does to opponents, among the best in the NBA.

Nothing will blow you away about their ability to force live ball turnovers.

Cleveland Cavaliers Team Offense Preview


Their offensive efficiency is 111.5, which makes them a below average offense in the NBA and that means there is room for improvement, but will they actually improve? Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. This is a team that likes to play grinders. They want to execute in half court and frustrate opponents in their offensive half court situations.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .569 which is considered to be slightly above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .536, which is considered to be slightly above average. They attempt .387 of their shots from three point range. They take threes less often than many in the NBA. They made .351 of their shots from three point range. They would be considered below average from beyond the arc. They made .762 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They would be considered below average from the charity stripe.

They successfully retrieved 24.1% of their missed shots. They are a slightly above average rebounding team.

The Philadelphia 76ers Roster

The Players to Watch for Philadelphia 76ers

Tyrese Maxey 6-2 200 PG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Tobias Harris 6-8 226 PF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Joel Embiid 7-0 280 C

He is an MVP candidate this season and a player you must know.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He draws fouls and takes quite a bit of Free Throws. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.On the offensive glass, he is generally average. Nothing stands out.

The Cleveland Cavaliers Roster

The Players to Watch for Cleveland Cavaliers

Darius Garland 6-1 192 PG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

One of the best distributors in the NBA, he sets up his teammates like few others. He will be looking to cut down on his turnovers, better decision-making and more alertness on the offensive end should help. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Evan Mobley 7-0 215 PF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. Shooting three point shots is either a rarity or it never happens, he gets his work done in the paint. He is a below average three point shooter. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. On the offensive glass, he is generally average. Nothing stands out.

Isaac Okoro 6-5 225 SF

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

Getting to the rim is important to him. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Philadelphia 76ers 106 Cleveland Cavaliers 109

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