76ers vs Clippers Picks and Predictions for March 27

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Updated: March 27, 2021

Led by Ben Simmons, the 76ers have dropped just one game since Joel Embiid went down with a knee injury.

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We’ll be treated to a potential NBA Finals preview on Saturday night at Staples Center, with the Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia 76ers visiting the L.A. Clippers. 

Philadelphia will look to earn another win at Staples after beating the Lakers on Thursday. Can they do it against an L.A. team in great form? Check out what we think in our best NBA betting free picks and predictions for 76ers vs. Clippers on Saturday, March 27 at 10:00 p.m. ET. 

Philadelphia 76ers at Los Angeles Clippers betting preview

Injuries

76ers: Joel Embiid C (Out).
Clippers: Kawhi Leonard SF (Questionable), Serge Ibaka PF (Out), Patrick Beverley PG (Out).
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Betting trend to know

The 76ers are 9-0 ATS in the last 9 meetings vs. the Clippers. Find more NBA betting trends for 76ers vs. Clippers.

The line opened at Clippers -4, with the total at 223. Early action has been split on the spread, with money coming in on the Under. Check back later for a full report from Patrick!

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Against the spread (ATS) pick

While this has the makings of a potential Finals preview, we could be missing the two co-stars from the show. Joel Embiid remains out with a knee injury that has sidelined him since mid-March, while Kawhi Leonard is questionable with a sore foot, which kept him out of the Clippers’ win over the Spurs on Thursday (the second night of a back-to-back for L.A.).

Both of these contenders have been strong against the spread this season, with the Sixers 26-17-2 ATS and the Clippers at 26-20. Philadelphia is 4-0 SU and 3-0-1 ATS over its last four, while L.A. is 4-0 SU and ATS over its last four. So, despite Embiid’s absence and Leonard’s uncertain status, it shouldn’t be surprising to see such a small number here.

The presence of Leonard could, of course, change things. But as it stands, we’re happily taking the 76ers, with Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris continuing their excellent seasons even without Embiid in the middle of everything. 

PREDICTION: 76ers +4.0 (-110)

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Over/Under pick

Unsurprisingly, the 76ers’ scoring has dimmed a bit in Embiid’s absence, with the big man serving as the hub of everything Philadelphia does on both ends while posting career-high shooting and scoring averages. Nearly a third of Philadelphia’s Unders on the season (23-22 O/U season-long) have come without Embiid in the lineup, which includes a 2-5 O/U run in the seven games he has missed with his current knee injury.

Though he has not had an extended absence recently and could suit up in this one, over 25 percent of the Clippers’ Unders on the season (26-19-1 O/U) have come in the nine games Leonard has missed (4-5 O/U). With four Unders in Los Angeles’ last six and Leonard, at best, likely to be slowed by a sore foot, we’re siding with the Under in this one.

PREDICTION: Under 222.5 (-110)

First half prop pick

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76ers vs Clippers betting card

  • 76ers +4.0 (-110)
  • Under 222.5 (-110)

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