Date/Time: 01-01-2019, 22:30 EDT
Spread: Los Angeles Clippers -3
Two teams sitting on the 4th place of their respective conferences are clashing tonight, when the fourth in the East Philadelphia 76ers are visiting the fourth in the West Los Angeles Clippers, with both teams coming off defeats in their latest matchups and looking to bounce back in this game.
Sixers are 23-14 so far in the league and are sitting on the fourth place of the Eastern Conference. They are 1-2 in their last 3 games and in their latest matchup they got defeated by Portland on the road, 95-129. Clippers are 21-15 so far in the league and are tied with Houston on the fourth place of the Western Conference. In their latest matchup they saw a 2-game victory streak end with a home defeat by San Antonio, 111-122.
Top Basketball BookmakersPhiladelphia are led in scoring by Joel Embiid with 26.5 ppg. He also leads the team in rebounding with 13.3 per game, while Jimmy Butler follows with 18.1 ppg, adding 3.2 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game. JJ Redick adds 18 ppg. LA are led in scoring by Tobias Harris 21 ppg. He also leads the team in rebounding with 8.2 per game, while Danilo Gallinari follows with 19.6 ppg, adding 6.3 rebounds per game. Lou Williams adds 18.1 ppg off the bench.
This will be the second meeting between those two squads this season with Philadelphia winning the previous one by 9 points at home. LA are 12-5 at home, while Philadelphia are 7-11 on the road. LA have a better offense with 115.9 ppg to Philadelphia’s 114, while Philadelphia have a better defense, allowing 112.1 ppg to LA’s 114.7. LA have a better accuracy both from the field, shooting with 47.5% to Philadelphia’s 46.4% and from behind the arc, shooting with 38.7% to Philadelphia’s 34.8%. Philadelphia are better both in rebounding (47.4 to 45.9) and in assists per game (26.7 to 22.6), while LA commit fewer turnovers per game (14.2 to 15). LA have been very effective at home and Philadelphia don’t pose a threat on the road, so pick the Clippers in this one.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers -3 (-106)