NBA Picks: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Jeff GrantContributor IFebruary 11, 2013

NBA Picks: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Philadelphia 76ers

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    Chris Paul has scored 49 combined points in his last two trips to the City of Brotherly Love, which is important to consider when making your NBA betting picks Monday night, as the Los Angeles Clippers (36-17) take on the Philadelphia 76ers (22-27) at the Wells Fargo Center.

    Sports bettors will find that the Clippers are 5.5-point road favorites in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total stands at 185 in the market.

    Paul led the Clippers to a 102-88 victory over the New York Knicks Sunday, as he finished the game with 25 points and seven assists.

    Let's take a closer look at this non-conference affair from a betting perspective, while offering up an against-the-spread pick along the way.

Los Angeles Clippers

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    The Los Angeles Clippers are 3-4 on their current eight-game road trip, as they attempt to win back-to-back games for the first time in the month of February.

    Sports bettors will find that the Clippers are 5-2 against the spread as road favorites of 3.5 to six points this season, with the UNDER going 5-2 in that situation.

Philadelphia 76ers

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    The Philadelphia 76ers will close out an eight-game homestand Monday night, as they come off an 87-76 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats as 10-point home favorites last Saturday.

    Sports bettors will find that the 76ers are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games versus Pacific Division opponents.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Philadelphia 76ers as one of their sports betting picks Monday night, as the Los Angeles Clippers are 0-5 against the spread as road favorites when closing out a back-to-back situation during the 2012-13 campaign.

    NBA Pick: Philadelphia 76ers +5.5

     

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