NBA Picks: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Los Angeles Clippers

Jeff GrantContributor IMarch 20, 2013

NBA Picks: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Los Angeles Clippers

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    The Los Angeles Clippers have alternated wins and losses over their last eight games, which is important to consider when making your NBA picks on Wednesday night, when they take on the Philadelphia 76ers at the Staples Center.

    Sports bettors will find that the Clippers are 10-point home favorites in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 196.

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

Philadelphia 76ers

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    The Philadelphia 76ers are 6-23 overall on the road this season. That record includes a 3-8 mark versus Western Conference opponents.

    Sports bettors will find that the 76ers are 6-2 against the spread as road underdogs of 9.5 to 12 points over the last two-plus seasons.

Los Angeles Clippers

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    The Los Angeles Clippers suffered a 116-101 loss to the Sacramento Kings as 8.5-point road favorites on Tuesday night after allowing 38 points in the fourth quarter.

    Over the course of the 2012-13 NBA season, the Clippers are 6-3 against the spread as home favorites of 9.5 to 12 points, with the OVER going 5-4 in that situation. 

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Los Angeles Clippers as one of their NBA betting picks on Wednesday, as the Philadelphia 76ers are 0-8 against the spread when losing on the road against Western Conference opponents.

    NBA Pick: Los Angeles Clippers -10

     

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