Clippers vs. 76ers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for December 23 (Offense Takes Back Seat at Wells Fargo Center)

Larry Rupp
Los Angeles Clippers vs Philadelphia 76ers prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Philadelphia 76ers prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photos/Matt Slocum
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Clippers vs. 76ers Game Info

  • Date: Friday, December 23, 2022
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Wells Fargo Center -- Philadelphia, PA
  • Coverage: Bally Sports SoCal and NBCSP

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Friday with 14 more games, including a battle between Los Angeles Clippers and the Philadelphia 76ers. The Clippers rank fifth in the Western Conference with a reliable 19-14 record, while the 76ers check in fifth in the Eastern Conference with an 18-12 record.

Los Angeles enters as a victor in five of its last six games following a 126-105 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Philadelphia is in the midst of a six-game winning streak that includes a 113-93 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday. Which team will win on Friday?

Clippers vs. 76ers Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: LAC: (+136) | PHI: (-162)
  • Spread: LAC: +3.5 (-110) | PHI: -3.5 (-110)
  • Total: 215.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The 76ers enter this contest as small home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 215.5 points, which is below average compared to Friday's projected totals.

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Clippers vs. 76ers Betting Trends

  • The Clippers are 6-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven games.
  • The total has hit the under in four of the Clippers' last five games.
  • Philadelphia is 8-0 straight up in its last eight home games.
  • The total has hit the under in 13 of Philadelphia's last 20 games on a Friday.

Clippers vs. 76ers Prediction & Pick

The Clippers' entire roster practiced together for the fist time this season on Tuesday and it resulted in the team shooting 50.6% from the floor on Wednesday night. The duo of Kwahi Leonard and Paul George is capable of beating any team in the NBA, but Philadelphia thrives when playing at home.

The 76ers have won eight straight games at the Wells Fargo Center and are averaging a respectable 117.6 points during that span. Joel Embiid is healthy and he has helped the 76ers post the second-best defensive efficiency mark in the NBA. They are allowing just 107.4 points per contest in 2022.

The 76ers are also 7-3 straight up in their last 10 games against the Clippers, so I'll back Philly.

Final Score Prediction: Clippers: 104 | 76ers: 108

Clippers vs. 76ers Best Bet

It's not often that an NBA game features a total as low as 215.5 points. However, these are two of the best defensive teams in the league. As mentioned above, Philly ranks second in defensive efficiency. The Clippers check in fourth in that statistical category and third in points allowed per game (107.5).

Overall, the total has hit the under in four of the Clippers' last five games. The 76ers have held each of their last four opponents to 106 points or less, even with an overtime contest thrown in there. With both of these teams also ranking among the bottom 10 in pace, don't expect a shootout to occur.

Bet: Under 215.5 Points (-110)

Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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