Los Angeles Clippers vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Odds and Predictions
The Philadelphia 76ers are set to play their 56th match of the 2020 NBA season against Los Angeles Clippers tonight at the Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia. The Philadelphia based club who were slightly bogged down by defeats have staged a big comeback by registering three back-to-back games.
On the other hand, the Clippers are riding high on confidence after winning their last seven games. Even though the 76ers are heavily favored in the odds and predictions in addition to an unparalleled home record, the Clippers have a tendency to spring a surprise on their day.
Philadelphia 76ers are the table toppers in Eastern Conference while Clippers are currently placed at 3rd spot. FiveThirtyEight predicts a win for 76ers in Friday night match.The latest Los Angeles Clippers vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Odds and Predictions updated on 16th April.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The Philadelphia 76ers have stuck the form of their life this season with the giants putting up all-round performances on a consistent basis so far. This is because of the fact that they didn’t let initial success get the better off them that helped them maintain the top spot in the Eastern conference.
In their last 10 games, they have slightly hit a roadblock after losing 4 games unexpectedly but are well on course for a huge finish. The home record of 21-5 has been a huge impetus for the side with the side looking to extend their home advantage.
On the other hand, the Los Angeles Clippers who suffered a slight setback at the end of February and March have returned to their best with a huge winning momentum for the quality side. In addition to this, they have got a balance record at home and on the road which is a confidence booster for the team.
They are currently on a 7-match winning streak after defeating Pistons, Pacers, Rockets, Suns and the likes to close in on the 2nd spot in Western conference. They currently hold a win-loss ratio of 0.684 with 39 wins and 18 losses.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head
Regular season (133 games): 76ers – 73 wins, Clippers – 60 wins.
Playoffs (3 games): 76ers – 1 win, Clippers – 2 wins.
Previous meeting: Clippers won 122-112 on 27th March 2021 in a regular season fixture.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch
Ben Simmons who is the point guard in the side has a high rating and average of 14.8 points in every outing so far. He was involved in 9 assists in addition to 17 points against Nets.
Seth Curry is an important shooting guard who was on the pitch for 27 minutes in his last outing where he managed just 5 points and 2 rebounds.
Tobias Harris who usually plays as the power forward has averaged 20.4 points per game along with 1.9 turnovers per game.
Joel Embiid who plays as the center and power forward has a field goal percentage of 52 and a free throw percentage of 85.2. He was the prime contributor in the last outing with 39 points.
Terance Mann who is the shooting guard in the side with an efficiency rating of 13.76 and an average of 3.7 rebounds in every outing so far. But he needs to basket more in the coming games.
Reggie Jackson was the star of the last game as he notched up 29 points and an assist in 37 minutes against Pistons.
Ivica Zubac who has played at the Center position has averaged 8.8 points per game in addition to 4.6 dribbles on an average.
The return of Luke Kennard has been a huge positive for the side with the shooting guard pitching in with 17 points apart from his 3-point conversion of 47%.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
The Philadelphia 76ers are looking to up the ante to maintain their top spot whereas the Clippers are looking to shift gears to ascend to the top. This is quite reflective in the outright predictions provided by platforms like Oddschecker and SMarkets who have placed the Clippers as the 3rd favorites while the 76ers are the 6th favorites to win the title.
According to FiveThirtyEight, the 76ers have a huge chance of 67% to secure a win with the visiting team requiring something extraordinary to stand a chance in this contest.