Saturday, March 11, 2017
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The Philadelphia 76ers head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, March 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 12.5 point favorites.
The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 23-41. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.2 as they are averaging 101.8 points per game while giving up 108.0 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 39-26. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 107.8 points per game and surrendering 104.8, good for a point differential of 3.0.
Robert Covington comes into this game averaging 12.6 points per contest while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this year for the 76ers. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per contest and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Jahlil Okafor averages 11.6 points per game in 23 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
DeAndre Jordan averages 12.2 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 13.5 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 70% and his free throw percentage currently is at 48%. Blake Griffin averages 21.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
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Philadelphia averages 101.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.13 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 16.8 per game. The 76ers allow 108 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 107.8 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.95 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 43.2 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 23rd with 13.2 per game. The Clippers allow 104.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Clippers force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
The 76ers have an offensive rating of 102.7 and a defensive rating of 108.8. In terms of pace they average 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Philadelphia turns the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Clippers rating on offense is 111.4 and they have a defensive rating of 108.4. They get 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 39-25-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 33-31-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 33-32-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 34-29-2 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
03/10/17 C Jahlil Okafor Knee probable Saturday vs. LA Clippers
03/01/17 C Joel Embiid Knee out for season
02/24/17 F Ben Simmons Knee out for season
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia +12.5
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