Through 3 Quarters

The Philadelphia 76ers were expected to win this one, and they are just one quarter away from fulfilling that expectation. After three quarters it's looking more and more like their high-powered offense is just too much for the Los Angeles Clippers as the 76ers lead 80-70.

Center Joel Embiid has led the way so far for Philadelphia, as he has posted a double-double on 29 points and 12 boards in addition to five assists. Los Angeles hasn't had any offensive standouts so far with all players held to 12 points or fewer.

they have lost 87% of the time when they were down heading into the fourth quarter this season, so this one seems just about wrapped up

Who's Playing

Los Angeles @ Philadelphia

Current Records: Los Angeles 22-24; Philadelphia 26-18

What to Know

The Los Angeles Clippers are on the road again Friday and play against the Philadelphia 76ers at 7 p.m. ET Jan. 21 at Wells Fargo Center. Keep an eye on the score for this one: these two teams posted some lofty points totals in their previous games, so things might heat up even more when they meet.

Los Angeles fought the good fight in their overtime game against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday but wound up with a less-than-desirable result, falling 130-128. Los Angeles' defeat came about despite a quality game from center Ivica Zubac, who posted a double-double on 32 points and ten rebounds.

Meanwhile, Philadelphia had enough points to win and then some against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, taking their matchup 123-110. Center Joel Embiid took over for the 76ers, finishing with 50 points (a whopping 41% of their total) in addition to 12 boards and three blocks. The contest made it Embiid's third in a row with at least 32 points. Embiid's points were the most he has had all year.

The Clippers are expected to lose this next one by 7.5. They are currently two-for-two against the spread in their most recent games, however, a trend bettors might want to take into account.

Philadelphia's win lifted them to 26-18 while Los Angeles' loss dropped them down to 22-24. On Wednesday the Sixers relied heavily on Embiid, who dropped a double-double on 50 points and 12 boards along with three blocks. It will be up to Los Angeles' defense to limit his damage.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Wells Fargo Center -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • TV: Bally Sports SoCal
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $29.45

Odds

The 76ers are a big 7.5-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 an 8-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Philadelphia have won seven out of their last 12 games against Los Angeles.

  • Apr 16, 2021 - Philadelphia 106 vs. Los Angeles 103
  • Mar 27, 2021 - Los Angeles 122 vs. Philadelphia 112
  • Mar 01, 2020 - Los Angeles 136 vs. Philadelphia 130
  • Feb 11, 2020 - Philadelphia 110 vs. Los Angeles 103
  • Jan 01, 2019 - Philadelphia 119 vs. Los Angeles 113
  • Nov 01, 2018 - Philadelphia 122 vs. Los Angeles 113
  • Feb 10, 2018 - Philadelphia 112 vs. Los Angeles 98
  • Nov 13, 2017 - Philadelphia 109 vs. Los Angeles 105
  • Mar 11, 2017 - Los Angeles 112 vs. Philadelphia 100
  • Jan 24, 2017 - Philadelphia 121 vs. Los Angeles 110
  • Feb 08, 2016 - Los Angeles 98 vs. Philadelphia 92
  • Jan 02, 2016 - Los Angeles 130 vs. Philadelphia 99

Injury Report for Philadelphia

  • Seth Curry: Game-Time Decision (Ankle)
  • Danny Green: Out (Hip)
  • Shake Milton: Out (Back)
  • Matisse Thybulle: Out (Shoulder)

Injury Report for Los Angeles

  • Jason Preston: Out (Foot)
  • Paul George: Out (Elbow)
  • Kawhi Leonard: Out (Knee)