NBA Cleveland Cavaliers vs Philadelphia 76ers Same Game Parlay picks: Darius Garland shares the wealth at +481 odds

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It promises to be an epic encounter in the Eastern Conference tonight as the Cleveland Cavaliers face off with the Philadelphia 76ers. This game could decide the outcome of Group A of the In-Season Tournament in the East, so we can expect both teams to put on a show. Tip-off is at 7:30 pm ET, and I’ve prepared a Cavs vs 76ers Same Game Parlay which is available below. We will have NBA predictions for all 5 NBA In-Season Tournament games today, but for now, let’s get into our best SGP for this matchup.

Joel Embiid over 29.5 points (-118)

Max Strus over 2.5 threes (-178)

Darius Garland over 7.5 assists (+114)

Same Game Parlay odds: +481

Joel Embiid over 29.5 points (-118)

Almost all the spotlight in Philadelphia has been occupied by the play of Tyrese Maxey, and for good reason. However, Joel Embiid is still the best player on this Sixers team and they will only go as far as the big fella takes them. Embiid is putting up 32.5 points per game at the Wells Fargo Center while shooting almost 51% from the field. He’s struggled a bit with the three-ball at 31.8% in 13 games, which is still a respectable number for a 7-footer. He’s been fairly consistent in clearing this line, doing so in 5 of his last 6 games overall. In his last 8 games against the Cavs, he’s done it 5 times, while averaging 33.4 points per game. In 3 of those games, he went for 40+. Cleveland just isn’t equipped to handle tall and strong centers down low, so I fully expect Embiid to have his way with Jarrett Allen here.

Read our NBA mega parlay for tonight’s action at +767 odds

Max Strus over 2.5 threes (-178)

The Cavaliers have gone 5-2 SU in their last 7 games in which Strus has played, and his three-point shooting has been a major reason for that. He’s knocking down exactly 3 threes per game during that stretch on an impressive 42.9% efficiency. With Donovan Mitchell out of the rotation, his shot attempts should go up here, and there is also a chance Caris LeVert doesn’t play which would only benefit Strus. In their last 3 games, the Sixers have allowed opponents to shoot almost 37% from downtown, slightly up from their season average of 35.6%. Strus has cleared this line 6 times in his last 8 games against Philly while a member of the Miami Heat, and we can only hope his form continues with his new team.

Darius Garland over 7.5 assists (+114)

The matchup between Darius Garland and Tyrese Maxey should be an epic one, especially now that we know Donovan Mitchell will be absent for the Cavaliers. Garland will have to take more of a point-guard approach to this game (as opposed to focusing on scoring) in order for his team to stand a chance. He is more than capable of doing that – in 10 games without Donovan Mitchell by his side, he’s averaged 8.7 assists per game, while maintaining both his scoring production and efficiency from the floor. One of the things the Sixers are yet to figure out on defense is how to stop the opposing team’s ball movement. We just saw Tyrese Haliburton notch 32 assists against them in 2 games, and Philly gives up an average of 27 assists per game at home this season. Look for Garland’s assists to go up here.

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