The Los Angeles Clippers (40-19) welcome the Philadelphia 76ers (37-23) to Staples Center. The 76ers can snap a seven-game road losing streak. The game starts at 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 1, 2020.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Los Angeles Clippers Betting Odds
Both teams covered in their last outing. The Clippers (7.5-point underdogs) defeated the Denver Nuggets 132-103, while the 76ers (7.5-point favorite) beat the New York Knicks 115-106. Both games went over their projected point totals. The Los Angeles game finished 2 points over the projected point total of 233, while the Philadelphia game went 11 points over the projected point total of 210.
Philadelphia played a nearly flawless game. They had a phenomenally low turnover percentage of 5.8 (better than their season average of 12.3) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 26.8 (above their season average of 23.3). New York was 7.9 and 21.4, respectively, for those same stats. The Clippers, on the other hand, knocked down 18 of their 20 free throws (90.0 percent) and had a turnover percentage of 9.3 (better than their season average of 12.4). Montrezl Harrell fueled Los Angeles with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Meanwhile, Philadelphia was lifted by Tobias Harris, who finished with 34 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.
In their first matchup this year, Ben Simmons led the 76ers to a 110-103 victory. He notched a triple-double with 26 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. Philadelphia covered as a 2-point underdog and the two teams combined to score 213 points, which was under the projected point total of 224.5. Philadelphia won the rebounding battle. The 76ers had more offensive rebounds (11 vs. 5), defensive rebounds (39 vs. 37) and total rebounds (50 vs. 42).
Expect this one to be a clinic on boxing out as two of the NBA’s top rebounding teams face off. The Clippers rank fifth in offensive rebounding percentage (24.2 percent), while Philadelphia ranks second in defensive rebounding percentage (80.3 percent).
76ers at Clippers Odds Pick
Prediction: SU Winner – 76ers, ATS Winner – 76ers, O/U – Over
- The Clippers average 49.0 points in the paint per game, which ranks ninth in the NBA. The 76ers rank 13th in points allowed in the paint per game (47.5).
- Philadelphia ranks first in three pointers allowed per game (28.9) while Los Angeles ranks 26th (35.1).
- The 76ers average 8.3 steals per game, which ranks seventh in the NBA. The Clippers rank 21st in steals allowed per game (8.0).
- Philadelphia ranks second in blocks allowed per game (3.8) while Los Angeles ranks 14th (4.9).
- Philadelphia ranks fourth in assists allowed per game (22.4) while Los Angeles ranks 10th (23.7).
- The Clippers rank third in second chance points per game (14.4) while the 76ers rank 23rd (12.4).
- The 76ers rank 10th in fast break points per game (14.2) while the Clippers rank 20th in fast break points allowed per game (14.2).
- Los Angeles averages 17.6 points off turnovers per game, which ranks eighth in the NBA. Philadelphia ranks 11th in points off turnovers allowed per game (16.3).
- Philadelphia ranks third in rebounds allowed per game (42.3) while Los Angeles ranks 20th (45.8).
- In games where they hold opponents below 100 points, Philadelphia is 14-1 and Los Angeles is 16-0.
- The 76ers are 33-10 when they score above 100 points, while the Clippers are 38-14.
- Philadelphia is 9-20-1 ATS on the road, while Los Angeles is 16-12-1 ATS at home.
- Of the 76ers’ 30 road games, they have 15 unders, 14 overs and 1 push.
- Of the Clippers’ 29 home games, they have 16 unders and 13 overs.
- The 76ers are 2-2-1 ATS over their last five games, while the Clippers are 2-3.
- In their last five games, Philadelphia has 3 unders and 2 overs, while Los Angeles has 4 unders and 1 over.
- During their last five games, the 76ers have scored an average of 109.6 points per game (0.9 above their season average) and allowed an average of 109.8 points per game (3.3 above their season average).
- The Clippers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 9.8, up from 6.2 for the season.