The 76ers are back on the Crypto.com Arena floor Tuesday night with a likelihood to finish a season sweep of the Los Angeles teams.
The Sixers took the primary meeting on the Wells Fargo Center in late December, 119-114. Each teams were generally healthy for that matchup wherein Joel Embiid totaled 44 points and James Harden tied a franchise-record 21 assists to beat a 20-point deficit. They ou-tdueled Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, who combined for 50 points.
Los Angeles has defended its home floor well enough with a 13–10 record and Philadelphia enters with a decent 10–9 mark on the road. The 76ers are 7–3 over their last 10 and have won their first two on their five-game road trip, while the Clippers are 2–8 over that very same stretch but took two of their last three.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Los Angeles Clippers Odds
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Spread: 76ers -1.5 (-110) | Clippers +1.5 (-110)
Moneyline: PHI (-118) | LAC (+100)
Total: 222.5 — Over (-110) | Under (-110)
76ers Betting Profile
Straight-Up Record: 27–16
Against The Spread Record: 23–19-1
Over/Under Record: 26–17
Points Per Game (Rank): 113.8 (16)
Points Allowed Per Game (Rank): 110.2 (4)
Clippers Betting Profile
Straight-Up Record: 23–22
Against The Spread Record: 22–23
Over/Under Record: 17–28
Points Per Game (Rank): 109.4 (28)
Points Allowed Per Game (Rank): 109.9 (3)
Spread Bet: 76ers -1.5 (-110)
Philadelphia is 6–6 against the spread (ATS) as the favourite in away games. It didn’t cover against the Jazz and Lakers, the primary two games of this road trip, however the spreads for those games were -7 and -5.5, respectively. On the flip side, the Clippers are 3–5 ATS as a house underdog, one in every of the worst marks within the league.
Embiid has historically thrived on this matchup. He’s 8–1 against L.A. with averages of 33.7 points and 13.0 rebounds. Ivica Zubac isn’t enough to limit the league’s No. 2 scorer for 35 minutes because the December game showed when Embiid shot 18-for-30. Even with the sting in matchup, Philadelphia is at a slight drawback on the boards, though it won the rebounding battle in the primary game.
It’s possible George returns from his five-game absence Tuesday, which could be an enormous boost for Los Angeles offensively and defensively. But even when he’s back on the court, the Clippers will likely be hard-pressed to achieve trading buckets with the 76ers, who’re consistently getting great games from their stars and have their entire rotation available.
If this spread were much wider I’d go together with the house team plus the points, but Philly essentially just has to win on the road, where they’ve won 4 in a row.
Over/Under Bet: Over 222.5 (-110)
These teams combined for 233 points in the primary matchup, almost 10 points higher than where this total is ready. The overall in that game was set at just 214. There wasn’t an inordinate variety of free throws made or perhaps a particularly prolific three-point performance by either team—the 76ers and Clippers each just made greater than half of their shots.
Los Angeles has had the fewest games within the league (17) hit the over this season and their 3–20 over/under mark at home is actually astonishing. That said, I’m still going with the over due to my confidence in Philadelphia, which has seen eight of its last 10 go over with lines set well above 222.5.
These two slow-paced offenses could play 48 minutes of grind-it-out basketball and neither team eclipses 110 points, but I’m banking on Embiid and Harden to maintain things rolling on the road.
Prop Bet: James Harden Over 20.5 Points (-110)
Harden finished slightly below this point total within the last meeting. He scored 20 on the nose, though he was a bit more focused on passing than scoring in that game as he totaled 21 assists. Up to now in January, his scoring is as much as 23.1 ppg, almost some extent above his season average, and he’s scored greater than 21 points in three straight games.
Harden’s three-point percentages are up as of late, which is a superb indicator he could deliver on this prop even when he’s not necessarily looking for his shots. The Clippers are known for his or her defense, but they’re not impenetrable, either.
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