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Dan Hunter 16 Apr 2021
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LA Clippers @ Philadelphia 76ers Tips


Two NBA championship contenders clash when the Western Conference’s third ranked LA Clippers take on the Eastern Conference leaders the Philadelphia 76ers in an inter-conference regular season game on Saturday April 17. Both teams are enjoying winning runs; the Clippers’ seven-match win streak is the longest in the NBA right now, while the 76ers have won their last three. 

This will be the second time these two teams have played each other this season; in March LA defeated Philadelphia 122-112, and unless they meet in the NBA finals, this will be the only chance Philly gets for some payback. The 76ers have led the way in the Eastern Conference for most of 2021, and while the Utah Jazz have done the same in the Western Conference, the Phoenix Suns and the Clippers are breathing down their neck. 

Clearly this is an extremely tough game to call. However, I have to go with the LA Clippers to repeat their win in March and defeat the Philadelphia 76ers by around 10 points once again. Right now, the Clippers are playing the best basketball in the NBA, and as long as they maintain their current focus, it’s going to take an incredible effort to defeat them.

  • Clippers 3rd in Western Conference
  • Clippers 39-18 this season 
  • 76ers top of Eastern Conference
  • 76ers 38-17 this season

Head to Head


The LA Clippers and the Philadelphia 76ers have played each other a total of 133 times, with Philadelphia currently leading their head-to-head by 73 wins to 60. These two teams only play each other twice a year, and over the past four seasons (including 2021), the 76ers and the Clippers have met seven times, with Philadelphia leading 5-2. The last time these two teams played each other was in March of this year, with the Clippers winning 122-112.

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The LA Clippers are one of those teams who play better the stronger the opposition, a fact that doesn’t bode well for the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday. Case in point, the Clippers have played the Detroit Pistons twice in their last three games, and both times they won by narrow margins. On Monday this week they defeated Detroit 131-124, and on Thursday it was an even closer score line, with the Pistons only going down 100-98. Bear in mind that the Detroit Pistons are currently at the bottom of the Eastern conference.

However, a win is a win, and that was the seventh on the bounce for the LA Clippers, currently the longest winning streak in the NBA. One of the reasons why the Clippers have been so successful is that they don’t rely on one player as their main points scorer. In their last four games four different players have topped the post-match score sheet. 

On Thursday (April 15) against Detroit it was Reggie Jackson with 29 points, on Wednesday against Indiana it was Paul George with 36, on Monday against the Pistons it was Michael Morris 33, and on Saturday vs Houston it was the overall leading points scorer for the Clippers, Kawhi Leonard with 31.
 

Philadelphia 76ers Form


The Philadelphia 76ers are top of the NBA Eastern Conference with a record of 38 wins against 17 defeats, which equates to a 0.691 win percentage, the third highest overall in the NBA. What is also impressive about the 76ers season is that they have been relentlessly consistent. While virtually every team no matter how good suffers a severe losing sequence at some point during the season, the most consecutive defeats Philadelphia have suffered has been three.

Since the start of March, the 76ers are 16-5, and they have won their last three matches impressively, defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder 107-117-93 on Sunday, beating the Dallas Mavericks 113-95 on Tuesday. 

On Thursday Philly defeated their main rivals at the top of the Eastern Conference the Brooklyn Nets 123-117, with Joel Embiid scoring an impressive 39 points and 13 high rebounds. It was an especially sweet victory for Philadelphia as Brooklyn had briefly supplanted them at the top of the Eastern Conference, and that result gave them back pole position.

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Verdict

In the past four seasons including 2021, the LA Clippers and the Philadelphia 76ers have played each other seven times, with the 76ers 5-2 up. In March the Clippers defeated the 76ers 122-112, only their second victory over Philadelphia since 2017.

The fact that they defeated a team that usually has their number, and are themselves having a very impressive season speaks volumes about how good this Clippers team is in 2021. I’m backing them to defeat the 76ers once more by a similar scoreline in a match that will once again feature more than 230 points.
Best Bet: Clippers Winner @115.00 at BetMGM - 1 Unit
Best Bet: Clippers 6-10 Winning Margin @400.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Under 237.5 Total Points @138.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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