Philadelphia 76ers to continue winning

Philadelphia 76ers to continue winning

The Philadelphia 76ers is a team who is currently on a mission to get their third straight win when they meet against the Los Angeles Clippers in this match. This will be the second and the last time these two teams will meet in the regular season. During their first meeting, the 76ers outlasted the Clippers in a 119-114 victory. However, Clippers have some injured guys who could affect the result of this match. 76ers are lucky as they have no serious injuries in their squad. These two teams meet on January 18, 2023, at 11:00 AM (GMT+8), With the Clippers hosting this match.

These two teams are from a different conference, with the 76ers at the East and the Clippers is from the West. The hosts is the sixth in the Western Conference with 23 wins from their 45 games. Moreover, they are doing quite well at home, winning 13 of their 26 games at home. For the visitors, they are actually in a safe place in the Eastern Conference as well, being at the fourth place. It is not surprising though since they won 27 of their 43 games, with 10 of those is a win from their away games. With that, this is a battle between two teams that are both hoping to climb up their standings.

Philadelphia 76ers

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers
Photo courtesy of Deseret News

Recently, this squad is actually doing well, winning four of their last five games, including two straight wins. Those two straight wins are from Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers, and now, they are aiming to get their third straight win. On their last games, this squad yielded 70 points in the paint. Fortunately for them, they hit six triples more than their opponent. Their coach believes that this match is not one of their best games, especially defensively. Additionally, he believes that luck is on their side on that game. When it comes to beyond the arc, they have a 37.9%. Additionally, they are shooting 54.6% inside the paint, so offense is not a problem for them. When it comes to offense, the are at the 16th, with 113.8 points per game, and fourth in defense, allowing 110.2 points per game.

Joel Embiid continues to lead the 76ers with 33.4 points per game, 9.8 rebounds, and 4.3 assists. James Harden is chipping in 22.3 points per game.

Los Angeles Clippers

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers
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The Clippers on the other hand, is also doing well with their recent games, winning two of their last three matches. Their two victories are against the Rockets and the Mavericks, and are hoping to win this match as well. On their last game, it was their tremendous show in the fourth quarter that gives them the victory. They outscored the Rockets, 30-10 in the fourth of their meeting. Clippers are actually playing well when it comes to the three-point line, shooting 34% in that area. After all, they are the first when it comes to three-point shooting, which is one of their advantage. In offense, they are the 29th with 109.4 points per game, but third in defense, allowing 109.9 points per game.

Clippers are led by Paul George with 23.7 points per game. However, it is unfortunate that he is questionable in this game, following his injury. Kawhi Leonard will lead the Clippers is George will not be available. He is with 19 points per game.

Prediction:

Philadelphia 76ers
Total Under: 111.5
Odds: 0.94

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