The Philadelphia 76ers (37-23) look to put an end to a seven-game road losing streak when they challenge the Los Angeles Clippers (40-19) at Staples Center. Tip-off is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 1, 2020.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Los Angeles Clippers Odds Preview
In the 76ers’ last game, they defeated the New York Knicks, 115-106, covering as 7.5-point favorites. Tobias Harris was the game’s high scorer with 34 points on 14-for-21 shooting. Philadelphia played a nearly perfect game. They had a fantastically 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). For those same stats, New York was 7.9 and 21.4, respectively. The two teams combined to score 221 points, which finished over the O/U total of 210.
The Clippers hope to keep it rolling after blowing out the Denver Nuggets in their last contest, 132-103, as 7.5-point underdogs. Los Angeles was lifted by Montrezl Harrell, who finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Los Angeles played a flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.202 (matching their season average) and a turnover percentage of 9.3 (better than their season average of 12.4). For those same stats, Denver was 0.132 and 12.5, respectively. The two clubs collectively scored 235 points, which came in just over the O/U total of 233.
These two teams have already met once this season. In that game, the two teams combined to put up 213 points, which was under the projected point total of 224.5. The 76ers won 110-103, covering as 2-point underdogs. The 76ers played a nearly perfect game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 22.9 and a phenomenally low turnover percentage of 5.4. The Clippers recorded marks of 11.4 and 8.6, respectively, for those same stats. In the loss, Kawhi Leonard led all scorers with 30 points.
The battle on the backboards could prove decisive, pitting strength against strength. The Clippers currently rank fifth in offensive rebounding percentage (24.2 percent), while Philadelphia ranks second in defensive rebounding percentage (80.3 percent).
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Los Angeles Clippers Odds Prediction
Free Pick: SU Winner – 76ers, ATS Winner – 76ers, O/U – Under
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 fourth in assists allowed per game (22.4) while Los Angeles ranks 10th (23.7).
Philadelphia ranks second in blocks allowed per game (3.8) while Los Angeles ranks 14th (4.9).
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).
Los Angeles is 16-12-1 ATS at home, while Philadelphia is 9-20-1 ATS on the road.
The total has gone under in 16 of the Clippers’ 29 home games, while 15 of the 76ers’ 30 road games have gone under.
Los Angeles is 16-0 when they hold opponents under 100 points, while Philadelphia is 14-1.
The Clippers are 38-14 when they reach 100 points, while the 76ers are 33-10.
The 76ers average 14.2 fast break points per game, which ranks 10th in the NBA. The Clippers rank 20th in fast break points allowed per game (14.2).
Philadelphia ranks first in three pointers allowed per game (28.9) while Los Angeles ranks 26th (35.1).
The Clippers rank third in second chance points per game (14.4) while the 76ers rank 23rd (12.4).
The Clippers rank ninth in points in the paint per game (49.0) while the 76ers rank 13th in points allowed in the paint per game (47.5).
Philadelphia ranks third in rebounds allowed per game (42.3) while Los Angeles ranks 20th (45.8).
Los Angeles is 2-3 ATS with 4 unders and 1 over in its last five games.
Over its past five outings, Philadelphia is 2-2-1 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs.
The Clippers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 9.8, up from 6.2 for the season.
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).