Los Angeles Clippers vs. Philadelphia 76ers 01/01/19: Starting Lineups, Matchup Breakdown, Odds, Daily Fantasy, Betting

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Philadelphia 76ers Preview

An interconference matchup tonight pits the number four team in each conference against each other as the Los Angeles Clippers (21-15) host the Philadelphia 76ers (23-14) at the Staples Center.

The Clippers and 76ers got off to fast starts this season, but they are glad to be leaving behind the month of December and starting fresh with a new year. Los Angeles was 6-9 and Philadelphia was 6-6 in the month of December.

Both teams enter tonight’s game off tough losses. The Clippers are coming off a 111-122 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. Home court didn’t prove to be an advantage that night, and Philadelphia struggled in their most recent game on this West road trip with a 95-129 loss to Portland.

In their last matchup of the regular season series on November 1, Joel Embiid led the 76ers to a 122-113 win. He finished with 41 points and 13 rebounds on the night, while Lou Williams led the Clippers with 26.

TV Schedule

Date: 01/01/19
Time: 10:30pm ET
Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Channel: NBCSP+/FSPT

LA Clippers Starting Lineup

PositionStarter
PGPatrick Beverley
SGPaul George
SFKawhi Leonard
PFMarcus Morris
CIvica Zubac

Clippers Analysis

Los Angeles ClippersThe Los Angeles Clippers are 4-6 in their last 10, but they have lost just five games all season at the Staples Center. One of those losses came on Saturday night against the San Antonio Spurs, who have seemed to turn the corner in December.

A 39-19 third-quarter run by the Spurs proved to be costly for the Clippers, and while they tried to rally back behind 36 fourth-quarter points, it wasn’t enough. The Clippers’ biggest problem was that they could not stop LaMarcus Aldridge, who scored 38 points. Against a more intimidating big man in Joel Embiid, the Clippers will have to give Boban Marjanovic more help. They won’t be on the second game of a back-to-back tonight like they were against the Spurs, so that should come into effect as well.

One positive from the Clippers loss was that they continue to get big contributions off the bench from Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell. They’ve needed both players in the past week when a few starters have struggled. Williams was a big reason the Clippers were able to beat the Lakers on Friday with only one starter breaking 10 points.

Clippers Quick Links: Clippers Starting Lineup, Clippers Roster, Clippers Depth Chart, Clippers Injuries, Clippers News, Clippers Schedule

Philadelphia 76ers Starting Lineup

PositionStarter
PGBen Simmons
SGJ.J. Redick
SFJimmy Butler
PFTobias Harris
CBoban Marjanovic

76ers Analysis

Philadelphia 76ersPhiladelphia has been so up and down in December that it’s become difficult to predict which 76ers team will show up. They had an impressive win over the Raptors and then lost to the Celtics. They followed that with a big 17-point win over the Utah Jazz but were humbled in a 34-point loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. They were without Embiid against the Blazers, but that doesn’t quite explain a 34-point loss.

Jimmy Butler had a cold shooting night, knocking down just 2-of-12 attempts from the field and not making a single one of his two three-point attempts. Wilson Chandler also didn’t do much on the offensive end, and Amir Johnson managed just two points and four rebounds starting in place of Embiid.

Embiid’s status is still up in the air for tonight, but coach Brett Brown said that it wasn’t anything that was too concerning.

76ers Quick Links: 76ers Starting Lineup, 76ers Roster, 76ers Depth Chart, 76ers Injuries, 76ers News, 76ers Schedule

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Philadelphia 76ers Betting Odds

The Clippers are -3 point favorites to win tonight’s game at home. The over/under is 233 points and the moneyline has seen very little movement and is currently at -140 for the Clippers and +120 for the 76ers.

Los Angeles is 95-51 at home and 135-50 as the favorite. Philadelphia, who is under .500 on their current road trip, is 45-100 on the road and 48-147 as the underdog.

Odds & Line Movement Links: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Philadelphia 76ers, Vegas Odds (All NBA Games Today)

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DraftKings & FanDuel Fantasy Picks

Assuming he plays, Joel Embiid ($11k) is a stud pick for tonight’s game along with Tobias Harris ($7.4k). Embiid is projected to return with a big night of 50.38 points on FanDuel. Harris is projected for 38.29 points.

Redick ($5.3k) and Harrell ($7.3k) have been go-to fantasy values this season. Redick is slated to finish with 27.06 fantasy points on FanDuel, while Harrell is projected for 27.45 points.

Find all of our Fanduel and Draftkings projections here: https://www.lineups.com/nba/nba-fantasy-basketball-projections. 

Michael is Chief Editor at Lineups.com. He has decades of combined experience in traditional print journalism and online media and is the publisher of the Project Spurs Network, which includes 13 team-specific sports media sites and the flagship ProjectSpurs.com. He is also the creator of the first Spurs podcast and the longest-running sports podcast on the internet, the Spurscast, and was formerly the host of the News 4 San Antonio Sports Roundtable.

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