76ers vs. Clippers Prediction
Are the Los Angeles Clippers giving up too many points at home to the road-weary Philadelphia 76ers today at 3:30PM ET?
565 Philadelphia 76ers vs. 566 Los Angeles Clippers
Sunday, March 1, 2020
3:30PM ET – STAPLES Center
TV – ABC
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, the Clippers are heavily favored at home, as they are getting odds of -12.5 points against the 76ers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 218.5 points. The public betting currently has 70 percent going on the Clippers as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Philly is without some big pieces right now, but the 76ers are coming off a 115-106 win at home over the Knicks on Thursday night before heading out West. The 76ers are 37-23 on the season, 9-21 on the road, 25-31-4 against the spread and 30-29-1 with the under.
The 76ers are averaging just 108.7 points per game on offense this season while shooting 46.3 percent from the field. Defensively, Philly is giving up just 106.5 points per game while opponents shoot 45.6 percent against them. Philadelphia is without both Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons right now due to injury. Embiid averages 23.3 points and 11.8 rebounds per game, while Simmons average 16.7 points, 7.8 rebounds and 8.2 assists per contest. Tobias Harris is the active leader with 19.2 points and 6.7 rebounds per contest.
Clippers picking up steam
Los Angeles is coming off a 132-103 win at home over Denver on Friday for a third straight victory. The Clippers have covered the spread in all three wins. L.A. is 40-19 on the season, 24-6 at home, 32-27 against the spread and 31-27-1 with the under.
The Clippers are putting up 115.9 points per game this season on offense while shooting 46.3 percent from the floor. Los Angeles is giving up 109.7 points per game while holding opponents to 43.6 percent shooting. Los Angeles is led by Kawhi Leonard, who is averaging 27.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game. Paul George is adding 21.1 points and 5.8 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The 76ers are just 6-21-2 against the spread in their last 29 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games as an underdog.
The Clippers are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 Sunday games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games on 1 day of rest.
The 76ers handed the Clippers a loss in Philly on Feb. 11, 110-103. The 76ers have actually covered the spread in eight straight meetings with the Clippers. I think that streak snaps today, even though it’s a big spread to cover. The 76ers are a mess on the road as is and I don’t think they can overcome the loss of their two studs. Philly lost by 14 at Cleveland and by 21 at Milwaukee is their last two road games as is.
NBA Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers -12.5