Philadelphia 76ers at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/1/2019
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, January 1, 2019.
The 76ers head into this matchup with a mark of 23-13. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 2.9 as they average 114.5 points per contest while giving up 111.6 per game. The Clippers have an overall record of 21-15 this season. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They average 115.9 points per game and surrender 114.7, good for a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 17-19-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 21-14-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 21-15-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 23-12-0 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/29/18 F Joel Embiid Knee is questionable Sunday vs Portland
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/29/18 F Luc Mbah a Moute Knee is out indefinitely
Ben Simmons comes into this contest averaging 15.9 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 59%. Joel Embiid averages 26.5 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 13.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Danilo Gallinari averages 19.6 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 92%. Tobias Harris averages 21.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.2 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 114.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 47.7 rebounds per game and 26.9 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.1 per game. The 76ers allow 111.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 22.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 3rd in the league with 115.9 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.1. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 45.9 boards per game, and 23rd in assists per contest with 22.6. The Clippers are 15th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Clippers surrender 114.7 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 24.1 assists allowed per contest and 19th with 45.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per game.
The 76ers are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 108.7, and their offensive rating of 111.6 is ranked 12th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 101.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA. Philadelphia is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 30th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 18th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Clippers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 112.3, and their offensive rating of 113.4 is ranked 23rd. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 12th. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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