3* on Sixers +
LA Clippers vs. Philadelphia,
02/11/2013 19:00 EDT,
Score: 107 - 90
Point Spread: +5½/-110 Philadelphia
The Clippers got back on track with a win yesterday in New York over the Knicks, but now will be playing their third game in four nights as they face Philadelphia. LA also might be a little short-handed as Caron Butler left yesterday's game in the third quarter with a back injury, Chris Paul is still not at full strength, and Matt Barnes has a hurt finger that may have contributed to his poor shooting over the last few games.
Philadelphia has now won four of their last five games both straight up and against the spread. They are playing fantastic defense in giving up under 40% in each of those games. Granted, none of those squads has the offensive firepower of the Clippers, but LA had lost four of five before yesterday's win and eight of their last 11. This clearly isn't the same team now as when everyone was 100%.
This is Philadelphia's last home game before the All-Star break and I think they will keep this one close.