Los Angeles Clippers vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 4/16/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+1.5)
The Philadelphia 76ers (38-17) play the Los Angeles Clippers (39-18) at Wells Fargo Center on Friday. Los Angeles opens this matchup as 1.5-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 227.
The Los Angeles Clippers faced off with the Detroit Pistons and earned the victory with a final of 100-98 in their last game. Los Angeles wrapped up the contest having earned a 39.8% FG percentage (37 out of 93) and buried 7 of their 29 three-point shots. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Clippers buried 19 of 21 tries for a percentage of 90.5%. With regard to hauling in rebounds, they earned 47 with 15 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 10 assists for the game as well as forcing 16 turnovers and having 8 steals. When talking about defending, Los Angeles allowed their opponent to shoot 43.5% from the floor on 37 of 85 shooting. Detroit distributed 17 assists and had 5 steals in this contest. In addition, Detroit snagged 46 rebounds (11 offensive, 35 defensive) and earned 2 rejections. Detroit walked away from this one shooting 77.3% from the free throw line by making 17 of 22 tries. They converted 7 out of their 24 shots from distance.
Reggie Jackson is a player who was a major factor for the game. He accounted for 29 points on 12 out of 24 shooting. He saw the court for 37:04 minutes played and pulled down 6 rebounds. Jackson finished 50.0% from the floor and earned 1 assist. One more player that came through in this game for the Clippers was Ivica Zubac. He had 13 rebounds in 31:36 minutes played. He finished the game shooting 60.0% from the floor in the matchup via 6-of-10 (18 points). When the final whistle was blown, Zubac totaled 2 assists.
Los Angeles steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 39-18 for the season. The Clippers are hitting 41.8% on three-point shots (817 of 1,953) and 84.1% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 115.0 pts per game (5th in basketball) while hitting 48.5% from the field. They turn it over 12.9 times per game and as a unit they are committing 19.4 fouls per game. As a team, Los Angeles is pulling down 44.2 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,386 dimes on the season, which ranks 13th in basketball in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Clippers are forcing their opponents into 13.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.0 personal fouls. They are giving up 35.8% on 3-point shots and they rank 6th in basketball in points per game allowed (108.2). The Clippers are giving up a FG percentage of 46.7% (742 of 1,024) and they surrender 41.0 rebounds per game as a unit. They are ranked 6th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,297 relinquished on the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Philadelphia 76ers went home victorious with a score of 123-117 when they played the Brooklyn Nets. The 76ers recorded 28 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 in the game. They also gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while recording 8 steals for this contest. The Nets committed 21 fouls for this contest which took the 76ers to the free throw line for 25 shots. They were able to convert 20 of the free throws for a percentage of 80.0%. In terms of shots from downtown, Philadelphia made 13 of their 28 tries (46.4%). When the final whistle blew, the 76ers ended up going 45 for 87 from the field which gave them a rate of 51.7%. The 76ers allowed the Nets to knock down 43 out of their 83 tries from the field which had them shooting 51.8% for this game. They finished the game shooting 19.0% from downtown by going 4 of 21 and walked away from this one shooting 27 out of 30 at the charity stripe (90.0%). Regarding attacking the glass, Philadelphia allowed Brooklyn to grab 43 in all (11 offensive).
Joel Embiid was important for the 76ers in the matchup. He buried 13 out of 29 for this contest giving him a rate of 44.8%, and had 13 rebounds. Embiid accumulated 39 points in his 33:18 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 2 dimes in this matchup. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Philadelphia was Tobias Harris. He ended up walking away with 3 dimes in his 33:47 mins on the court, and he knocked down 11 of 17 from the floor. Harris finished going 64.7% from the floor while contributing 26 points and 5 rebounds.
Philadelphia has a mark of 38-17 on the season. The 76ers are committing 20.5 fouls per game and they shoot 76.6% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 23.2 times per game (24th in basketball) and they are giving up possession 14.9 times per contest. Philadelphia has scored 6,263 points on the campaign (113.9 per game) and they grab 45.7 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the 76ers are shooting 47.7% from the floor, which is 9th in the league. The 76ers on defense are ranked 7th in basketball in points given up per game with 108.5. The Philadelphia defense concedes 35.7% on 3-point shots (641 of 1,794) and opponents are converting on 76.4% of their foul shots. They surrender 23.3 assists and 42.4 rebounds every game, ranking them 6th and 8th in the league. They are able to force 15.4 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.3% from the field (5th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+1.5)
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