Two teams from opposing conferences with almost identical records and sitting on the lowest playoff places are clashing today, when the Philadelphia 76ers (27-25), are hosting the Los Angeles Clippers (28-25), with both teams looking to extend their current winning streaks.
Date/Time: 02-10-2018, 19:00 EDT
Spread: Philadelphia 76ers -4
Sixers have a 27-25 record (29-22-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit on the 8th place of the East. They have won three of their last four matches and in their last game they won at home against the Pelicans with a 100-82 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Joel Embiid with 23.7 ppg, adding a team high 11 rebounds per game. He is followed by JJ Redick with 17 ppg, while Ben Simmons adds 16.6 ppg, 7.8 rebounds and a team high 7.2 assists per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersClippers have a 28-25 record (29-23-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 7th place of the West. They have won five of their last six matches and in their last game they won on the road against the Pistons with a 108-95 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring Lou Williams with 23.3 ppg, adding 5.3 assists per game. He is followed by Tobias Harris with 18.3 ppg and 5.7 rebounds, while Austin Rivers adds 15.8 ppg.
In their previous meeting earlier this season, Sixers won on the road with a 105-109 score. Sixers are 15-9 at home so far this season, while Clippers are 12-13 on the road. Both teams are almost equal offensively, scoring 107.6 and 107.5 ppg, while Sixers are slightly better defensively, allowing 106 ppg to Clippers’ 106.8. Both teams are also very close in field goal percentage, shooting with 46.49% and 46.28%, while Sixers have a better 3-point percentage, shooting with 36.14% to Clippers’ 35.42%. Sixers lead the league in rebounding, grabbing 47 to Clippers’ 43.6 and they are third-best in assists made, with 25.4 to Clippers’ 22.1. Both teams are coming in this game hot but Sixers have been very good at home. Vegas odds give them a -4 spread which they are expected to beat for the home victory today.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction: Philadelphia 76ers -4 (-113)