Sixers vs. Clippers: Game preview & betting info

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CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 29: Philadelphia 76ers guard Tyrese Maxey (0) brings the ball up court during a NBA game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Chicago Bulls on October 29, 2022 at the United Center in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire)

The Philadelphia 76ers continue their five-game Western Conference road trip as they prepare to face off against the Los Angeles Clippers. Having won the first two games of this trip, the Sixers seek to clinch an above .500 record on their road trip.

Sixers vs. Clippers game info

Who: Sixers (27-16) @ Clippers (23-22) 

When: Tuesday, January 17th at 10:00 PM EST

Where: Crypto Arena, Los Angeles, CA

How to watch: TNT

Latest with the Sixers

The Philadelphia 76ers are coming off a big road win in Los Angeles against the Lakers. In a game that saw LeBron James score his 38,000th point, the Lakers fans witnessed history, but the 76ers spoiled the evening by walking away with the victory.

The Sixers and Lakers put up similar numbers in this game, while the stars for both teams, Joel Embiid and LeBron James, each put up 35 points. James Harden dished out a game-high 13 assists, while Russell Westbrook put up another triple-double for the Lakers.

The distinction in this game was the 3-point shooting disparity, where Philly made six more shots beyond the arc than their opponent. Although Los Angeles dominated the points in the paint (70-52), the Sixers were able to capitalize on points off turnovers in the matchup (13-8).

Latest with the Clippers

The Clippers are coming off a win of their own against the Houston Rockets. In that game, Terance Mann scored a game-high 31 points, while Kawhi Leonard scored 30. Off the bench, Norman Powell put up 18 points for the Clippers, as Los Angeles won the game 121-100.

In their last 10 games, the Clippers have only won three games. They are 13-10 at home and score as many points per game (109) as they give up to opponents. Despite their mediocre record, the Clippers give up the third least amount of points per game. 

Offensively, they are near the bottom of the league in scoring, probably due to the high number of games that their superstar, Kawhi Leonard, has missed. Leonard’s scoring average is under 20 points per game for the first time since his days as a Spur.

Last time they met

In Philadelphia back in December, the Sixers trailed by as many as 20 points against the Clippers. They were able to make a comeback thanks to Joel Embiid’s 44 points and James Harden’s career-high 21 assists. Because of his passing effectiveness that night, Harden also tied a Sixers franchise record set by Wilt Chamberlain and Maurice Cheeks.

Also that night, Kawhi Leonard put up a Clippers scoring high of 28 points, while Paul George recorded 22 points. It is noteworthy that John Wall did not play in the first matchup between the two teams.

Betting odds per MGM

Spread: Sixers -1.5 | Clippers +1.5

Moneyline: Sixers -115 | Clippers -105

Injury report

Paul George (hamstring) is doubtful and John Wall (abdominal strain) is out for Tuesday’s matchup.

The Sixers have no injuries to report.