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76ers open as NBA underdog vs Clippers

Philadelphia 76ersLos Angeles Clippers
15-36February 09, 2014, 09:30 | STAPLES Center35-18

STAPLES Center will feature Clippers vs. 76ers action on Sunday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

The Clippers sport a record of 35-18 and 30-23 ATS heading into this matchup, while the 76ers sit at 15-36 and 20-31 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 29-22-2 for the Clippers and 26-24-1 for the 76ers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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The 76ers were listed as 15.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 219 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

This game pits the Clippers, currently No. 10 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the 76ers, who rate No. 27 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 102-89 victory for the Clippers.

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 112-98 loser at home against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (210) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The 76ers endured a 112-98 loss at the hands of the Lakers on Friday, despite a 16-point effort from Tony Wroten at Wells Fargo Center.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 118-105 result against the Raptors on February 7. The Clippers covered in that game as a 5.5-point favorite, while the 223 combined points took the game OVER the total. Toronto was victimized by Blake Griffin for 36 points as the Clippers defeated the Raptors 118-105 in NBA action on Friday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 106.42 PPG, against a 76ers defense that ranks No. 30 at 110 PPG. The Clippers field goal percentage has averaged 46.94% so far, more than the 76ers shooters have achieved on the year, 43.95% per game.

Next up:
Philadelphia at Golden State, Monday, February 10th
Los Angeles home to Portland, Wednesday, February 12th