The Philadelphia 76ers (33-21) will try to continue their 10-game home winning streak in a matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers (37-16) at Wells Fargo Center. The game will air on TNT at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.
Los Angeles is a 1-point favorite on the opening line, while the game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 225 points at Wild Rose Iowa Sportsbook.
Los Angeles Clippers at Philadelphia 76ers Free Prediction
In the Clippers’ last outing, they easily covered the 6-point spread against the Cleveland Cavaliers, 133-92. The game’s total points (225) were under the projected point total of 232. The Clippers had an extraordinary effective field goal percentage of 0.634 (above their season average of 0.528) and had a turnover percentage of 9.8 (better than their season average of 12.5). Los Angeles was led by Lou Williams, who was the top scorer from either team with 25 points on 8-for-14 shooting.
The 76ers were victorious over the Chicago Bulls in their last contest, 118-111, but failed to cover as 11-point favorites. The combined points for the game (229) came in well over the O/U total of 213. The 76ers made 23 of their 32 free throws (71.9 percent), while the Bulls had a turnover percentage of 15.9 (above their season average of 12.8). With 28 points, 12 rebounds and five assists, Joel Embiid put together a good performance for Philadelphia.
After the 76ers won both matchups against the Clippers last season, this will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams. In the most recent game, Philadelphia won 119-113. The 76ers had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (37.0 vs. 24.0) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.552 vs. 0.489).
Los Angeles heads into the game with records of 37-16 straight up (SU) and 28-24-1 against the spread (ATS). Of the Clippers’ 53 games, 29 have finished under the O/U total.
Philadelphia has a respectable 33-21 SU record, but they have a hard time covering the spread (23-28-3 ATS). Of the 76ers’ 54 games, 28 have finished over the total.
The offense of Philadelphia will clash against the top-notch defense of Los Angeles. The 76ers rank 18th in offensive efficiency, while the Clippers are sixth in defensive efficiency. The Clippers should have the advantage on that end of the court. Additionally, the Clippers rank third in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.229), while the 76ers rank 21st in opponents’ FTA rate (0.212).
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Philadelphia 76ers Free Pick
Free NBA Tip: ATS Winner – Clippers, O/U – Under
Los Angeles is 13-13 ATS on the road with 15 unders and 11 overs.
At home, Philadelphia is 14-10-2 ATS with 14 overs, 11 unders and 1 push.
Each team is strong when keeping the opposition to under 100 points, as Los Angeles is 14-0 and Philadelphia is 14-1.
The 76ers are 29-10 when they reach the century mark, while the Clippers are 35-11.
Philadelphia ranks first in three pointers allowed per game (28.6) while Los Angeles ranks 27th (35.5).
The Clippers rank fifth in second chance points per game (14.4) while the 76ers rank 22nd (12.3).
Philadelphia averages 8.3 steals per game, which ranks seventh in the league. Los Angeles ranks 23rd in steals allowed per game (8.1).
The 76ers rank second in rebounds allowed per game (41.8) while the Clippers rank 18th (45.6).
Philadelphia ranks first in blocks allowed per game (3.9) while Los Angeles ranks 14th (4.9).
The 76ers rank ninth in fast break points per game (14.3) while the Clippers rank 21st in fast break points allowed per game (14.0).
Los Angeles ranks fifth in points allowed in the paint per game (44.6) while Philadelphia ranks 12th (47.3).
The 76ers rank third in assists allowed per game (22.1) while the Clippers rank 10th (23.8).
Los Angeles averages 17.8 points off turnovers per game, which ranks eighth in the league. Philadelphia ranks 13th in points off turnovers allowed per game (16.7).
Over its last five games, Los Angeles is 3-2 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs.
Philadelphia is 1-4 ATS with 4 overs and 1 under over its last five games.
The Clippers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 9.2, up from 6.1 for the season.
During their last five games, the 76ers have scored an average of 107.8 points per game (0.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 116.6 points per game (10.3 above their season average).