Sixers vs. Clippers Betting Predictions

by | Mar 25, 2022 | nba

Philadelphia 76ers (45-27 SU, 35-36-1 ATS) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (36-38 SU, 35-38-1 ATS)

When: Friday March 25 2022, 10:30 PM (ET)

Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

TV: NBCSP+

Point Spread: PHI -6/LAC +6 (Opened PHI -5.5 at BetNow - Offers 100% bonus up to $1000!)

Total: 221.5 (Opened at 222.5)

Money Line: Philadelphia -244/LA Clippers 198

Power Rating: PHI -6

Probable Starting Lineups

Philadelphia 76ers PG James Harden, SG Tyrese Maxey, SF Matisse Thybulle, PF Tobias Harris, C Joel Embiid

Los Angeles Clippers PG Reggie Jackson NOTE, SG Amir Coffey, SF Nicolas Batum NOTE, PF Marcus Morris, C Ivica Zubac

Key Injuries

Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia has no reported injuries at this time.

Los Angeles Clippers
Robert Covington: Hand (QUESTIONABLE)
Paul George: Elbow (OUT)
Jason Preston: Foot (OUT)
Norman Powell: Foot (OUT)
Jay Scrubb: Toe (OUT)
Kawhi Leonard: Knee (OUT)

The Los Angeles Clippers host the Philadelphia 76ers in a Non-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 10:30 PM ET at the Staples Center.

Recent Form

The Philadelphia 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 45-27, placing them 3rd in the Eastern Conference. So far, Philadelphia is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 24-11. Over their last five games, the 76ers have played well, picking up 4 wins. In this stretch, Philadelphia’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 111.0 points per game. Combined, the 76ers’ last five opponents are giving up 107.0 points per contest. The 76ers have been picking up wins while holding opponents to an average of 107.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 106.7. In the Philadelphia 76ers’ most recent game, Philadelphia took down the LA Lakers by a score of 126-121

The Los Angeles Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 36-38, placing them 8th in the Western Conference. So far, Los Angeles is above .500 at home, holding a record of 20-15. Over the Clippers’ last five games, they have picked up just 1 win. In this stretch, Los Angeles’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 105.0 points per game. Combined, the Clippers’ last five opponents are giving up 108.0 points per contest. A key reason for the Clippers’ recent struggles is a defensive unit giving up 115.0 points over their last five contests. This figure is up from their season average of 108.1. In the Los Angeles Clippers’ most recent game, the team fell to Denver by a score of 127-115.

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Individual Player Analysis

As Philadelphia travels to take on the Los Angeles Clippers, the 76ers’ leading scorer is Joel Embiid. Through 60 games, Embiid is averaging 29 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 57.0% of his games. As Embiid gets set to take on the Clippers, he could be in line for a big game as Los Angeles is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 55.74% of their games. This figure places them 27th among NBA defenses. On the other side, Los Angeles will be looking for a big game out of Reggie Jackson. Given that Philadelphia’s defense has struggled to slow down their opponent’s top scorers, Jackson should be in line for a big performance. So far, the 76ers have allowed their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 52.54% of their games, giving them a rank of 22nd among NBA defenses.

Matchup Analysis

The 76ers come into this game as the more efficient offensive team, averaging 109.2 points per 100 possessions. When playing as the superior offensive unit, Philadelphia is winning at a rate of 67%. These victories are coming by an average margin of 11.0 points. On the other side, the Clippers hold the advantage on the defensive end of the floor. So far, they have played 25 games as the better defensive team, picking up 15 wins (60%).

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Clippers have met up for 1 game. LA Clippers took game one by a score of 102-101.

How the Public is Betting the 76ers vs Clippers

67% are betting the Sixers against the spread.

52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 221.5

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Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • 76ers are 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 games following a ATS loss.
  • 76ers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
  • Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
  • Clippers are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games as a home underdog.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

The Philadelphia 76ers come into this game looking to keep the pressure on the Miami Heat as Philly is just 1.5 games behind Miami for the top seed in the East. Heading into their matchup in LA, the team has rattled off two straight wins. On the other side, the Clippers will hope to get things back on track after dropping four straight contests. Even though they are on a losing streak, the Clippers are nearly a lock for the 8th seed in the West. However, they will hope to find their footing as they prepare for the NBA play-in tournament. Be sure to check out the rest of today’s NBA picks!