Philadelphia 76ers vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds and Prediction
Sixers and Clippers battle against each other this Friday at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa. Both the teams are eyeing the playoffs berth from their respective conferences. The Philadelphia 76ers with 26 wins and 18 defeats are better positioned to qualify for the playoffs. They are currently 5th in the Eastern Conference points table.
The Los Angeles Clippers on the other hand are 9th in Western Conference. They have 22 victories and 24 defeats. For Clipper, going forward, all the games are must-win if they are looking forward to qualifying for the playoffs.
Going in the game, the home side Philadelphia 76ers are favorites.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds and Prediction: Match Odds
The Sixers have their confidence in good shape due to their positive results in their last matches. The team got important results in their last 10 matches and they occupy the last playoff position in the Eastern Conference standings.
On the other hand, the Californians come to the Wells Fargo Center carrying a negative sequence of results and sitting in the ninth position of the Western Conference standings.
This is the first time the Sixers and Clippers face each other in the 2021-2022 NBA season.
|Philadelphia 76ers||Los Angeles Clippers||Predicted Winner|
|Smarkets||Odds: 1.26||Odds: 3.65||Philadelphia 76ers|
|Oddsshark||Spread: -8.5 (-110)||Spread: +8.5 (-110)||Philadelphia 76ers|
Philadelphia 76ers vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds and Prediction: Game Analysis
The Sixers were able to collect important results in their last 10 games and they are likely to arrive at the Wells Fargo Center this Friday confident they can get one more win to improve their home record. The team was able to beat important opponents such as the Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat playing at their opponent’s home court and they were able to get an essential victory against the Celtics playing in Philadelphia.
Despite their 117-98 loss against the Washington Wizards last Monday, the Sixers were able to concede less than 101 points in their four previous matches. This is an impressive statistic due to the fact some of their opponents are considered some of the best offenses in the league such as the Miami Heat and the Brooklyn Nets.
Additionally, the team also improved regarding their offensive stats. In at least four out of their last six games, the Sixers were able to beat their 107 points per game average mark and they showed an evolution related to their offense.
Joel Embiid, Sixers’ center, is the main character throughout the Sixers’ NBA campaign this season, as he has some of the best marks in his team. The center has the best points per game, blocks per game and rebounds per game average in the Sixers’ squad.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds and Prediction: Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
Matisse Thybulle – Shoulder Injury
Danny Green – Hip Injury
Shake Milton – Back Injury
The Clippers dropped important points in their last 10 matches and this can be crucial for their playoff spot fight. The team arrives in Friday’s game carrying a negative sequence in their last matches, as well as a bad 7-11 road record. They were not able to beat direct opponents such as the Pelicans and the Spurs. However, they still follow closely the Timberwolves and the Lakers.
The Clippers had a good game playing at home against the Pacers last Monday night and they were able to score a high number of points on their opponents. On the 139-133 victory, the Clippers beat by more than 30 points their frustrating 104 points per game average. This was the first time since Jan. 1 which the Clippers scored more than 120 points in the season.
Defensively, the Clippers are considered to have a solid system. However, in their last matches, their regular defense was not a trademark. For example, in at least two out of their four last games, the Clippers conceded more than 110 points to their opponents, four points above their opponents per game average, 106.0 OPPG.
Nicolas Batum, Clippers’ point-forward, had the best individual numbers in the win against the Indiana Pacers. Batum scored 32 points, gave three assists and got five rebounds in the 139-133 victory.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds and Prediction: LA Clippers Injuries
Kawhi Leonard – Knee Injury
Jason Preston – Foot Injury
Paul George – Elbow Injury
Philadelphia 76ers vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds and Prediction: Game Prediction
Just like many other games this Friday, Sixers vs Clippers tend to bring a lot of emotions to their fans. These two teams have similar NBA campaigns this season and because of the fact this is the first time they play against each other, it is hard to determine a favorite.
However, the Sixers come to the Wells Fargo center carrying an excellent game sequence and the advantage of playing at home in their bags. On the other side of the court, the Clippers have a poor road record and a negative game sequence. So, looking at these two specific points, it is safe to say the Sixers are favorites for the Friday night game.