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Pointspread favors Clippers in battle with 76ers

Los Angeles ClippersPhiladelphia 76ers
13-8December 09, 2013, 07:00 | Wells Fargo Center7-14

The Philadelphia 76ers host Los Angeles on Monday, looking to build on their 7-14 mark against the 13-8 Clippers in NBA action at Wells Fargo Center.

The Clippers will try to spoil the party on Monday; they are 11-10 ATS against the number this season, while the 76ers are 9-12 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Los Angeles is 10-10-1 on the totals; Philadelphia is 14-7.

View Los Angeles Clippers vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds and Stats.

Philadelphia opened as 8.5-point underdogs at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 211.5 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 30-rated 76ers and the No. 4-ranked Clippers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 101-90 result in favor of the Clippers.

In their last action, Los Angeles was an 88-82 loser on the road against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (170) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Clippers endured an 88-82 loss at the hands of the Cavaliers on Saturday, despite a 19-point effort from Jamal Crawford at Quicken Loans Arena.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 103-92 loser as they battled the Nuggets at home. The 76ers failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point underdog, while 195 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Philadelphia got 20 points from Tony Wroten but lost anyway 103-92 against the Nuggets on Saturday at Wells Fargo Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Clippers rank No. 15 in the league with 42.9 per game. That compares with Philadelphia’s No. 5 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Philadelphia is the NBA’s No. 19-ranked team at 7.19 per game, while the Clippers rate No. 12 with 8 per contest.

Next up:
Los Angeles at Boston, Wednesday, December 11th
Philadelphia at Minnesota, Wednesday, December 11th