Who’s PlayingLos Angeles @ PhiladelphiaCurrent Records: Los Angeles 19-14; Philadelphia 18-12What to KnowThe Los Angeles Clippers have enjoyed the comforts of home their last five games, but now they must head out on the road. They and the Philadelphia 76ers will compete for holiday cheer at 7 p.m. ET Friday at Wells Fargo Center. After both teams made easy work of their previous opponents, one of them is set up to suffer a discouraging change of fortune. Los Angeles took their contest against the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday by a conclusive 126-105 score. The game was pretty much decided by the half, when the score had already reached 71-40. The Clippers’ success was spearheaded by the efforts of power forward Nicolas Batum, who shot 7-for-10 from beyond the arc and finished with 21 points and seven rebounds, and small forward Paul George, who had 22 points and eight assists in addition to eight boards. A well-balanced attack led the 76ers over the Detroit Pistons every single quarter on their way to victory on Wednesday. Philadelphia blew past Detroit 113-93. Philadelphia’s center Joel Embiid did his thing and posted a double-double on 22 points and ten rebounds along with six dimes. That makes it three consecutive games in which Embiid has had at least ten rebounds. Los Angeles is expected to lose this next one by 3.5. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread, however, as they are currently on a two-game streak of ATS wins. The wins brought the Clippers up to 19-14 and the 76ers to 18-12. A pair of stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Los Angeles is stumbling into the matchup with the fewest points per game in the league, having accrued only 107.6 on average. Philadelphia’s defense has more to brag about, as they they rank second in the league when it comes to points allowed per game, with only 107.4 on average. Los Angeles might struggle to break 100. How To WatchWhen: Friday at 7 p.m. ETWhere: Wells Fargo Center — Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaTV: Bally Sports SoCalOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $23.00OddsThe 76ers are a 3.5-point favorite against the Clippers, according to the latest NBA odds.The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the 76ers as a 3-point favorite.Over/Under: -110See NBA picks for every single game, including this one, from SportsLine’s advanced computer model. Get picks now.
Series HistoryPhiladelphia have won eight out of their last 14 games against Los Angeles.Mar 25, 2022 – Philadelphia 122 vs. Los Angeles 97Jan 21, 2022 – Los Angeles 102 vs. Philadelphia 101Apr 16, 2021 – Philadelphia 106 vs. Los Angeles 103Mar 27, 2021 – Los Angeles 122 vs. Philadelphia 112Mar 01, 2020 – Los Angeles 136 vs. Philadelphia 130Feb 11, 2020 – Philadelphia 110 vs. Los Angeles 103Jan 01, 2019 – Philadelphia 119 vs. Los Angeles 113Nov 01, 2018 – Philadelphia 122 vs. Los Angeles 113Feb 10, 2018 – Philadelphia 112 vs. Los Angeles 98Nov 13, 2017 – Philadelphia 109 vs. Los Angeles 105Mar 11, 2017 – Los Angeles 112 vs. Philadelphia 100Jan 24, 2017 – Philadelphia 121 vs. Los Angeles 110Feb 08, 2016 – Los Angeles 98 vs. Philadelphia 92Jan 02, 2016 – Los Angeles 130 vs. Philadelphia 99