Philadelphia 76ers vs. Los Angeles Clippers Pick-Odds-Prediction 12/9/13
Los Angeles Clippers (13-8) at Philadelphia 76ers (7-14)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 9, 2013 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +8.5 -- Over/Under: 211.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Clippers head to Philly on Monday to face off against the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Philadelphia 76ers are currently 7-14 this season, going an even 6-6 overall at home this year. The Sixers have a top ten offense, scoring a solid average of 102.9 points per game, but the defense for the Sixers is atrocious, giving up 110.2 per game. The Sixers are one of the best rebounding teams in the league this season, grabbing an average of 46 rebounds per game. Philly is struggling right now, as the Sixers have dropped four out of the last five, including two in a row, falling to the Nuggets and the Bobcats.
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The Los Angeles Clippers are a solid 13-8 this season and currently lead the Golden State Warriors by one game in the Pacific division. The Clippers are ranked fourth in the league in scoring offense, putting up an average of 104.6 points per game, but, like the Sixers, the Clippers are struggling defensively, as the Clippers are allowing 100.4 per game. The Clippers are just 2-3 in their last five games, falling to the Cavs in their last outing 88-82 on Saturday in Cleveland.
The Los Angeles Clippers are 11-10 against the spread this season, and when L.A. is playing on the road, the Clippers are 6-5 against the spread this year. The Clippers are just 2-4 against the spread this year when the Clippers are up against a team with a losing record.
The Philadelphia 76ers are 9-12 against the spread this season, and when the Sixers are at home, Philly is 5-7 against the spread.
I’m going to take the over in this spot. We are already getting a high number here, but even so I feel the odds makers have been a bit conservative. Neither the Sixers, nor the Clippers play much in the way of defense, and with both teams having fresh legs, look for both the Clippers and the Sixers to be running the court here on Monday.