Los Angeles Clippers vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 1/3/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (4-27) at Los Angeles Clippers (22-11)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -19.5 -- Over/Under: 206 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Clippers look to run up a score on the Philadelphia 76ers tonight.
The Philadelphia 76ers continued their tough season with a fourth straight loss, this time by 112-96 at the hands of the Suns on Friday. In a game that was closer than the final score suggests, Tony Wroten poured in 28 points, Michael Carter-Williams added 17 and Henry Sims added 16 in a close game before the Suns pulled away in a dominant 55-37 second half effort. Philadelphia has now lost their last four games by an average of 23.5 points to drop to 4-27 on the season.
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Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Clippers have won three of their last four games and are looking to build on the 99-78 thrashing they delivered to the Knicks on Wednesday. JJ Redick got things going early on and finished with a team-high 20 points while Blake Griffin flirted with a triple double, scoring 13 points, seven rebounds and 11 assists as the Clippers got the early lead against the Knicks and never looked like wavering. It didn't factor into the game, but Chris Paul had a forgettable shooting night, making just 2 of his 11 attempts and finishing with just five points but no one cares as the Clippers improved to 22-11 on the season and 14-4 at home.
In ATS trends, the 76ers are 1-4 ATS in their last four games against a team with a winning record and 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall, while the Clippers are 7-15 ATS in their last 22 home games and 2-7 ATS in their last nine games overall.
Head to head, the 76ers are 0-5 ATS in the last five meetings but the Road team is 11-5 ATS in the last 16 overall.
The bookies just can't seem to give the 76ers enough points but you can't really blame them either. This is definitely a game I'd stay away from, but if you feel like taking a chance here, I actually think the slightly better bet is with the Clippers at home in this one.