Philadelphia 76ers (37-23) at Los Angeles Clippers (40-19)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 3:30 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -12.5 -- Over/Under: 218.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Clippers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 108.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 23.3 points and 11.8 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 19.2 points and 6.7 rebounds. Ben Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Richardson is dishing 3.2 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers haven’t won a road game since January 20.
The Los Angeles Clippers need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 115.9 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 109.7 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 27 points and 7.5 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 21.1 points and 3.9 assists. Lou Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.1 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won five of their last six home games.
The 76ers are 6-21-2 ATS in their last 29 road games, 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog. The Clippers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Sunday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite. The under is 4-1 in 76ers last 5 road games. The under is 5-2 in Clippers last 7 overall. The 76ers are 8-0 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
This is a lot of chalk to eat with an inconsistent Los Angeles Clippers team, but then you remember the road struggles of the 76ers. The Philadelphia 76ers haven't won a road game in over a month, but they're also losing on the road by an average of 5.8 points and are a brutal 7-21-2 against the spread on the road. Those things likely won't improv with Embiid and Simmons out. The Los Angeles Clippers are a profitable 8-6 against the spread as double-digit favorites as well. I'll lay the points with the home team.