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Market Report for Friday, March 26th
*Indicates team is on the second leg of a back-to-back
**Lines are opening numbers
Philadelphia 76ers (-5.5, 222) at Los Angeles Clippers
After failing to cover a single number against the LeBron James-less Lakers on Wednesday the 76ers fell to 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight games with both James Harden and Joel Embiid. The effort from Philadelphia in that win over Los Angeles, especially in the fourth quarter, was sloppy and lackadaisical and representative of all the problems this team has. They are still in L.A. tonight, ready to face a struggling Clippers team that is 0-4 SU and ATS in its last four contests. The Clippers’ usually sound defense has been nonexistent during this losing streak, allowing 122.7 points per 100 possessions. However, Los Angeles does matchup somewhat well with the 76ers. They have Ivica Zubac and Isaiah Hartenstein at center, the latter of which is a fantastic rim defender, and multiple defensive wings to throw at James Harden. Robert Covington is questionable to play, but even without him Los Angeles has plenty to throw at this struggling public favorite. The line is floating around 5.5 but the 76ers have not shown much recently to make me believe they should be laying that number on the road.
Play: Clippers (+ 5.5)