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Last Updated Mar 25, 2022, 10:11 PM

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Los Angeles Clippers Predictions, Picks, Odds

Nationally televised NBA action will conclude on Friday night with a compelling non-conference showdown between the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Clippers. Coverage begins from Crypto.com Arena at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBA TV.

Score Prediction

Sixers 114, Clippers 106

Best Bets

Sixers -5.5 (-110) at BetMGM

Sixers vs. Clippers Predictions

After earning the top spot in the East with a record of 49-23 SU last year, Philadelphia stumbled out to a surprisingly pedestrian start to this season, as the Sixers opened with a lackluster 16-16 SU and 13-18-1 ATS stretch – while scoring just 105.4 OPPG during that timeframe.

Philadelphia has absolutely dominated since the closing days of December though, considering the Sixers boast impressive records of 29-11 SU and 21-18-1 ATS across their last 40 games – while generating 111.3 OPPG and allowing just 106.8 DPPG across that stretch.

On the other hand, the Clippers posted a surprisingly strong start despite the absence of five-time All-Pro Kawhi Leonard, as Los Angeles kicked things off with a sturdy 16-15 SU run – with ten of those victories coming by 10+ PTS.

However, the Clippers have been incredibly inconsistent without Paul George, considering Los Angeles is 20-23 SU and 22-21 ATS since PG’s latest injury – while tallying just 107.9 OPPG and surrendering 110.2 DPPG across that window.

I’ll back Philadelphia here, as the Clippers are 2-7 SU and 3-6 ATS in their last nine games, while scoring just 103.9 OPPG and surrendering 113.6 DPPG during that timeframe – setting the stage for another unfavorable matchup against a Sixers squad that’s averaging 113.6 OPPG across their 10-4 SU stretch since James Harden’s debut.

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Sixers vs. Clippers Betting Resources

  • Matchup: Atlantic vs. Pacific
  • Date: Friday, March 25, 2022
  • Venue: Crypto.com Arena
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • TV-Time: NBA TV - 10:30 p.m. ET
  • Injury Report

Philadelphia 76ers Betting Analysis

  • SU: 45-27
  • ATS: 34-36-2
  • O/U: 32-38-2

After finishing first in the East with a record of 49-23 SU last year, the Sixers posted a surprisingly mediocre start to this season, as Philadelphia went just 16-16 SU across their opening 32-game stretch – while averaging just 105.4 OPPG during that span.

However, Joel Embiid single-handedly carried Philadelphia from December to the trade deadline, considering the Sixers enter Friday riding a sturdy 29-11 SU and 21-18-1 ATS run, propelled by Embiid averaging 31.9 PPG, 11.2 REB, 4.2 AST, and 1.3 BLK across that window.

Fortunately, help has arrived in the form of Harden, as Philadelphia acquired the ten-time All-Star from Brooklyn at the trade deadline, and he’s made an immediate impact, highlighted by the Beard averaging 22.5 PPG and 10.2 AST across the Sixers’ latest 10-4 SU stretch.

Los Angeles Clippers Betting Analysis

  • SU: 36-38
  • ATS: 36-38
  • O/U: 34-38-2

Many bettors hopped off the Clippers’ bandwagon after Kawhi’s devastating injury last postseason; however, it turns out they’re still a decent squad without him, considering L. A. quickly handled business against Utah for the remainder of the second round, and then went toe-to-toe with Phoenix for the length of a competitive six-game Western Conference Finals’ set.

The Sixers are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 matchups against the Clippers. (AP)

Sixers vs. Clippers Head-to-Head

The Sixers and Clippers split a two-game regular-season set last year, with the first matchup resulting in a relatively high-scoring win for L. A. (122-112, O 221), while the second resulted in a low-scoring victory for Philly (106-103, U 218). However, the most recent matchup between these teams took place back in January of this season, which resulted in a low-scoring victory for the Clippers (102-101, U 214).

Key Players to Watch

  • PHI: Joel Embiid - C (29.8 PPG, 11.3 REB, 4.3 AST)
  • PHI: James Harden - PG (22.5 PPG, 7.8 REB, 10.2 AST)
  • LAC: Reggie Jackson - PG (16.9 PPG, 3.7 REB, 4.8 AST)
  • LAC: Marcus Morris - PF (15.9 PPG, 4.5 REB, 2.2 AST)

Sixers vs. Clippers Betting Conclusion

After getting stomped by the Nuggets and Jazz in back-to-back road matchups, the Clippers return home for Friday’s contest as relatively steep underdogs against the Sixers at Crypto.com Arena – marking the sixth time L. A. has been an underdog across their last seven games.

I’ll back Philly here, as the Sixers are 10-4 SU and 6-7-1 ATS since Harden’s debut, while tallying 113.6 OPPG and allowing just 109.6 DPPG during that timeframe – likely presenting an uphill battle for a Clippers squad that’s averaging 103.9 OPPG across their latest 2-7 SU skid.

Sixers vs. Clippers Betting Trends

  • The Sixers are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 matchups against the Clippers.
  • The Clippers are 0-4-1 ATS in their last five games.
  • The Sixers are 4-1 SU in their last five games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in nine of the last 13 Clippers' games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in seven of the last ten matchups between the Sixers and Clippers.
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