The Philadelphia 76ers are an underdog against the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time in 11 days.

This time around, they’re a -4.5 home dog on the second night of a home/home back-to-back. They won outright as a double-digit dog in Cleveland on February 12th.

The Cavs and Sixers are each coming off a Thursday game, and the Sixers are 5-5 straight up on back-to-backs, while Cleveland is 4-4. The Sixers are 4-6 against the spread on the second leg of back-to-backs while Cleveland is 3-5 ATS.

The win in Cleveland was supposed to serve as a rallying cry that the Sixers can stay afloat without Joel Embiid, but if Thursday’s loss to the New York Knicks is any indicator, a lot of work still has to be done to fulfill that hope.

This matchup with Cleveland is very easy to dissect. The Cavs have two controlling paint presences in Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen, who combined for 35 points and 20 rebounds against the Embiid-less Sixers 11 days ago.

Mobley and Darius Garland are off minutes restrictions, which were in place during their returns from injury before the NBA All-Star break. Garland had 21 points and nine assists on Feb. 12th and had a 10-assist performance on Thursday night against Orlando without Donovan Mitchell on the floor. Mitchell is dealing with an illness and is listed as questionable.

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With or without Mitchell, the Cavs’ rebounding props will be your money makers on Friday night. Allen and Mobley should earn plenty of rebounding opportunities for a Cleveland team that typically plays an eight-or-nine-man rotation.

As for the Sixers, they simply need to better than the lackluster, post-ASG performance they put up against the Knicks. Kyle Lowry is out due to reconditioning and Nicolas Batum is listed as questionable, but De’Anthony Melton is scheduled to come back.

Melton may not have props listed for Friday’s game, but keep an eye on them over the next few weeks. There may be an opportunity to make cash off a quality three-pointer shooter off the bench who can benefit from Lowry’s passing.

The best player props for NJ online sports betting and Pennsylvania sports betting are Tyrese Maxey and Buddy Hield’s three-pointers. Maxey’s line is still listed at 2.5. He was 4-for-11 from deep on Thursday and is averaging 7.4 three-point attempts per game in February. Hield knocked down at least four threes in every game as a Sixers player. He was 5-for-8 in the last meeting versus Cleveland.