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76ers vs Clippers NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Philadelphia 76ers at Los Angeles Clippers
- Where: Los Angeles at Crypto.com Arena
- Date: Tuesday, January 17th
- Betting Odds LAC -1, PHI -115 | LAC -106 O/U OFF
So far, the 76ers have put together an overall record of 27-16, while going 23-19-1 vs the spread. Philadelphia has posted an average scoring differential of 1.0 points per game across their currrent 2 game win streak.
The 76ers are coming off a 113-112 win over the Lakers. Although they came away with a straight up win, it was not enough to cover the spread as they entered as 5 point favorites. Although Philadelphia trailed the Lakers going into halftime, by the end of the 3rd quarter they had taken the lead. Leading the team in scoring was Joel Embiid, as he contributed 35 points while hitting 57.1% of his shots.
The Clippers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 23-22. So far, the team has gone 22-22-1 against the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 2-1. Los Angeles is 2-1 vs the spread in these matchups.
In their previous game, the Clippers took down the Rockets by a score of 121-100. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 10 point favorites. Although Los Angeles trailed the Rockets going into halftime, by the end of the 3rd quarter they had taken the lead. Leading the team in scoring was Terance Mann, as he contributed 31 points while hitting 75.0% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Similar to their season-long average, the 76ers averaged 111.5 points per game vs the Clippers. While the 76ers were able to maintain their usual level of production against Los Angeles, the Clippers averaged fewer points per game in the series, at 99.5. Across the last 5 matchups between the teams, Los Angeles has gone 3-2 vs the spread. However, the 76ers actually have a positive scoring margin in these games at +5 points per game. Over the course of these games, they averaged 219 points per game, leading a 3-2 over-under record.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 43 games, Philadelphia is averaging 113.8 points per game (16th). The 76ers come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.8 made 3’s per game. If the 76ers offense is going to improve, they could look to play at a faster tempo, as they currently average just 98.3 possession per game. This could benefit the team as they are currently one of the better 3-point shooting units in the NBA.
Against the Clippers, the 76ers will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 8th ranked unit at 107.33 points per game.
On offense, Joel Embiid leads the 76ers in scoring at 33.4 points per game, placing him 2nd in the NBA. Overall, Embiid has hit 53.6% of his shots while accounting for 24.6% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 23rd in points allowed to centers. At 16.3 points per game, Tobias Harris is the 2nd leading scorer for the 76ers. For the season, he is 153rd in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 49.6%.
The Clippers come into today’s game as the 29th ranked scoring offense at 109.4 points per game. So far, the Clippers are averaging 97.8 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. This slow style of play has made a difference in their overall scoring numbers, as Los Angeles is just 27th in made field goals per game.
Against the 76ers, the Clippers will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 11th ranked unit at 108.39 points per game.
One situation to keep an eye on leading up the game is the availability of Paul George, as he is currently questionable on the injury report. If he is able to play, the team will have it’s 1-2 punch availble as George leads the team in scoring at 23.7 points per game while Powell is 2nd at 15.6. For the season, George is 17th in the NBA in usage rate and 56th in player efficiency. Behind him, Powell has taken 13.2% of the team’s field goal attempts, connecting at a rate of 47.2%.
76ers vs Clippers Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: 76ers -1.0
- Free Total Prediction: Over OFF