Philadelphia 76ers vs Los Angeles Clippers Predictions, Free NBA Picks 3/1/2020
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Sunday, March 1, 2020
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -12
Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers (40-19, 2nd in the Pacific Division) play the Philadelphia 76ers (37-23, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) at Staples Center on Sunday, March 1, 2020. Philadelphia opens this matchup as 12 point underdogs. The O/U is set at 219.
The 76ers cover the spread 44.6% of the time, having gone 25-31-4 ATS. Los Angeles is covering 54.2% of the time, going 32-27-0 against the spread.
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
02/27/20 PF Joel Embiid Shoulder is out indefinitely
02/24/20 SG Ben Simmons Back is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tobias Harris averages 19.2 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Al Horford comes into this contest averaging 11.7 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Lou Williams averages 19.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 87%. Kawhi Leonard averages 27.0 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers allow 106.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league. Philadelphia averages 108.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 45.7 rebounds per game and 25.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 10th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers surrender 109.7 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 23.7 assists allowed per contest, and 20th with 45.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game. Los Angeles is 4th in the league with 115.9 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.2. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 48.1 boards per game and 16th in assists per contest with 24.1. The Clippers are 14th in turnovers per game with 14.9.
The 76ers are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 107, and their offensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 5th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 18th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Philadelphia is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 22nd in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 18th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 28th in the league. The Clippers are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.1, and their defensive rating of 107 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 102 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 13th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia +12
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