Philadelphia 76ers vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 3/25/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Friday, March 25, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: NBA TV
The Philadelphia 76ers (45-27) are hitting the road to Crypto.com Arena on Friday where they will attempt to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers (36-38).
The 76ers faced the Lakers and earned the victory with a final of 126-121 in their last contest. In regard to fouls, the 76ers ended up walking away with 13 and the Lakers had 12 fouls. They also buried 11 out of their 30 attempts from downtown. Los Angeles shot 62.5% from the free throw line by burying 10 of their 16 attempts. In addition, Los Angeles pulled down 34 rebounds (11 offensive, 23 defensive) and added 5 rejections. Los Angeles totaled 45 assists and had 25 steals for this game. Pertaining to the defense, Philadelphia allowed their opponent to shoot 51.5% from the field on 50 out of 97 shooting. They also dished out 26 assists in the matchup while forcing the other team into 3 turnovers and getting 7 steals. In reference to rebounding, they collected a total of 43 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. At the charity stripe, the 76ers buried 22 of their 28 shots for a percentage of 78.6%. Philadelphia finished the game having earned a 51.6% field goal percentage (47 of 91) and knocked down 10 of their 27 shots from downtown.
Joel Embiid is a player who was a major factor in this game. Embiid finished the game at 57.9% from the floor and recorded 3 assists. He was on the hardwood for 34 mins played and totaled 10 boards. He walked away with 30 points on 11 out of 19 shooting.
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Philadelphia heads into this matchup with a record of 45-27 this season. They are averaging 108.7 pts per game (19th in the NBA) while going 46.2% from the field. The 76ers are connecting on 35.9% on shots beyond the perimeter (811 of 2,261) and 82.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, Philadelphia is pulling down 42.2 boards per game and has accounted for 1,667 dimes this year, which ranks 25th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 12.3 times per game and as a group are committing 19.5 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the 76ers are forcing 13.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.4 fouls. They are giving up 34.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 7th in the league in PPG allowed (106.7). The 76ers defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 45.5% (2,843 of 6,243) and they concede 44.8 boards per game as a team. They rank 5th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,674 surrendered on the season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Clippers went home defeated by a final of 127-115 against the Nuggets. The Clippers collected 29 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 35 in this contest. They also coughed up the ball 6 times, while getting 3 steals in this contest. The Nuggets had 9 fouls for the game which got the Clippers to the free throw line for 26 tries. They were able to make 21 of those for a clip of 80.8%. When talking about shots from beyond the arc, Los Angeles made 10 out of 32 attempts (31.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Clippers ended up shooting 42 out of 86 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.8%. The Clippers permitted the Nuggets to knock down 45 of 83 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 54.2% in the game. They finished the game shooting 50.0% from 3-point land by connecting on 16 out of 32 and finished the contest at 21 of 23 from the charity stripe (91.3%). In regard to how they rebounded, Los Angeles allowed Denver to snag 34 in total (6 offensive).
Terance Mann was important for the Clippers in this contest. Mann earned 24 points in his 35 mins on the court and had 4 dimes for this game. He made 7 of 10 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 70.0%, and tallied 8 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a mark of 36-38 for the campaign. The Clippers commit 18.6 personal fouls every game while shooting 78.8% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 23.7 times per contest (18th in the NBA) and they turn it over 13.8 times per game. Los Angeles has totaled 7,902 points so far this year (106.8 per contest) and they grab 44.0 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Clippers are hitting on 45.4% from the field, which ranks 23rd in basketball.
The Los Angeles defense concedes 34.5% from downtown (871 of 2,526) and their opposition knocks down 78.3% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 24.1 dimes and 47.3 total rebounds per game, ranking them 12th and 28th in the NBA. The Clippers on the defensive end are ranked 11th in basketball in PPG given up with 108.1. They are forcing 13.6 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.9% from the floor (6th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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