Clippers vs. 76ers - 1/2/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (3-32) at Los Angeles Clippers (21-13)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -12.5 -- Over/Under: 210 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, FSW2
The Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Clippers square off Saturday night at the Staples Center.
The Philadelphia 76ers need a nice road win after losing six of their last eight games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 92.5 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 104.4 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Ish Smith is averaging 18 points and 8.3 assists while Jahlil Okafor is averaging 17.3 points and 7.9 rebounds. Robert Covington is grabbing 5.8 rebounds and Isaiah Canaan is dishing two assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.3 percent from the free throw line. The 76ers are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.6 turnovers per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have just three road wins since February.
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The Los Angeles Clippers hope to build on their solid five-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 102.4 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 100.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Chris Paul is averaging 17.7 points and nine assists while J.J. Redick is averaging 15.5 points and 1.6 rebounds. DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.2 rebounds and Jamal Crawford is dishing 2.2 assists. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.1 percent from the free throw line. The Clippers are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.1 turnovers per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won five of their last seven home games.
The 76ers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Clippers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The 76ers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 0-7 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
Even with the 76ers playing better basketball and Blake Griffin out, I don't see the 76ers competing with a rested Clippers team at home. The 76ers and still the 76ers and got beat up last night to the horrible Lakers. Give me the chalk in what should be a blowout.