Philadelphia 76ers (27-16) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (23-22)
January 17, 2023 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers +1; Over/Under: -
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to the crypto.com Arena to take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night.
The Philadelphia 76ers have been in fine form as they’ve won six of their last eight games overall and they will be aiming for a third straight win after outlasting the Lakers in a thrilling 113-112 road win on Sunday. Joel Embiid led the team with 35 points, 11 rebounds and four assists, James Harden added 24 points with seven rebounds and 13 assists while Tyrese Maxey chipped in with 16 points off the bench. As a team, the 76ers shot 50 percent from the field and 12 of 34 from the 3-point line as they went back and forth with the 76ers in a tight contest before they closed they closed the game with their defense to escape with the narrow win. Embiid was instrumental down the stretch as he had a hand in each of the final three plays, but there was an element of luck involved as the referees missed a foul call on the final shot of the game.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Clippers have been in a real slump as they’ve lost seven of their last nine games overall and they will be hoping to stay hot after blowing past the Rockets in a 121-100 win on Sunday. Terance Mann led the team with 31 points on 12 of 16 shooting, Kawhi Leonard added 30 points with six rebounds and four assists while Norman Powell chipped in with 18 points off the bench. As a team, the Clippers shot 52 percent from the field and 14 of 32 from the 3-point line as they really struggled to gain any separation from the pesky Rockets until the fourth quarter where they restricted the Rockets to just 10 points to win big in the end.
Looking at the betting trends, the 76ers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a win and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall. The Clippers are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games against a team above .600 and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games overall.
Head to head, the 76ers are 11-3 ATS in the last 14 meetings overall and the 76ers are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings in Los Angeles.
The Clippers will be shorthanded again as John wall and Luke Kennard are both out, while Paul George is listed as out currently. The 76ers don’t have a single player listed on the injury report and they are playing some of their best basketball of the season. Yes, the 76ers were a little lucky to escape the Lakers on Sunday, but they are definitely playing better than the Clippers at the moment and they are 11-3 ATS in the last 14 meetings overall. With that being said, I’ll side with the 76ers in this spot.