Odds, rosters, injury report, predictions and TV news for October 10
On Monday, the Cleveland Cavaliers are set to have their second preseason outing, with them set to face the Philadelphia 76ers again.
The Cavaliers played the 76ers in their first preseason game last Wednesday in Philadelphia, which resulted in a narrow loss for the Wine and Gold 113-112. It was a promising performance, for the most part, though.
In this one, the play of the star duo of the backcourt new look of Darius Garland and Donovan Mitchell was impressive in their time together, and Kevin Love in a starting point for Evan Mobley was sharp. Others like Dean Wade, Lamar Stevens (defensively) and training camp guest Mamadi Diakite also helped the group’s effort on Wednesday, and this round the Cavs will look to build on that outing on Monday, this times at home.
So with that in mind, let’s take a look at the betting info for this one, then we’ll look at the potential lineups and get into our prediction a bit.
Cavaliers-Sixers: odds, spread and over/under:
Per FanDuel, the Cavaliers are currently favored by 1.0 points over the Sixers here. The moneyline is set at -115 for Cleveland and -105 for Philadelphia; it’s almost a toss-up, it seems about the game, really.
There is no set over/under for this contest, and since it is a pre-season match, don’t be surprised if there isn’t.
Cavaliers-Sixers: Injury record:
Cavs injuries: Ricky Rubio (outside, knee); Evan Mobley and Dylan Windler (daily, ankle); Jamorko Pickett (day to day, return).
Sixers injuries: Show Harrell (day to day, intercostal).
Cavaliers-Sixers: Planned starting lineups
Beginner caves: Darius Garland, Donovan Mitchell, Caris LeVert/Isaac Okoro/Dean Wade, Kevin Love, Jarrett Allen.
The Sixers starters: Tyrese Maxey, James Harden, PJ Tucker, Tobias Harris, Joel Embiid.
In this one, the Cavs and 76ers appear to be playing their starters for at least a significant portion of the first half, and both want those units to establish a rhythm.
For the Cavaliers, I’d be looking for Garland and Mitchell to set the tone, and while Mobley probably won’t be around, and we’ll have to see in the final two games of the preseason, I think Love should have some hitting opportunities again. looks. He reminded us how deadly his marksmanship can still be in a punctual start last week in Philadelphia, and his chemistry with the backcourt was also encouraging.
For the game itself, I imagine both teams will be looking to try a variety of lineups, and here, while Jarrett Allen rebounding would be something to watch, the way the bench guys look on the east wing definitely another element.
All in all, it’s hard to predict how these preseason outings will play out with a bunch of different rosters likely to factor in, but this roundup, I’ll say the Cavaliers do. Perhaps training camp invite Sharife Cooper can also build on his latest outing and make more of a case.
Cavs 110, Sixers 106
How to watch or stream Cavaliers-Sixers:
This game will be available for those in the respective markets to watch on Bally Sports Ohio and NBC Sports Philadelphia, for fans subscribing to those options. NBA TV will also have this for those without these options, and/or as an alternative, similar to the first preseason game between these teams.
For fans without these in-market and/or out-of-market options, this will be available through the NBA League Pass stream. As for another streaming option, you can do it through FuboTV with a free trial.
Schedule for the Cavs’ next preseason:
After that second preseason game with Philadelphia, Cleveland will host the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, and from there the Wine and Gold will wrap up their 2022 preseason slate on Friday at the Orlando Magic. Both contests take place at 7:00 PM EST, as do the first two.
After the second round of preseason competition, the Cavaliers begin the 2022-23 regular season at the Toronto Raptors on October 19.
Game odds are updated periodically and are subject to change.