The 36-38 Los Angeles Clippers host the 45-27 Philadelphia 76ers tonight at 10:30 PM EST. Philadelphia comes into this one on a two-game winning streak while the Clippers have lost four in a row.
WynnBET Sportsbook has the 76ers favored by 5.5 and the total set at 218.5 as Joel Embiid looks to put the finishing touches on an MVP campaign.
BetSided's Donnavan Smoot has you covered with a preview for the game so instead of looking to the spread or total for value, I've identified three prop bets I like in this matchup.
Best Prop Bets for 76ers vs Clippers
Joel Embiid Over 31.5 Points (-105)
Speaking of Embiid, he should dominate a Clippers defense that has struggled to contain opposing big men all year. Just in the last few games, Nikola Jokic had 30 points and 14 rebounds, Rudy Gobert put up 19 and 16, and Evan Mobley and Lauri Markkanen combined for 47 and 16.
Embiid is going to feast. Los Angeles ranks 24th in defensive rating over their last 10 games and 25th on the season in opposing points in the paint. Ivica Zubac is a fine player, but he's no match for the MVP-favorite. Embiid has hit this prop in five of his last eight games and gets a prime matchup, so we're riding with the big man.
Joel Embiid Over 11.5 Rebounds (-125)
Oh hey, it's Embiid again. If the Clippers can't defend opposing big men, that means they can't compete on the boards either. They're 27th in the league in rebounding percentage and 25th over their last five games in effective field goal percentage, so Embiid will have plenty of missed shots to gobble up.
Joel is averaging 11.3 rebounds per game and has cleared this prop in six of his last nine games. I expect him to hit this with ease.
Tyrese Maxey Over 16.5 Points (-115)
Since the 76ers acquired James Harden, Maxey has relinquished ball-handling duties in favor of his natural role: flame-throwing scorer. Over his last 15 games, Maxey is averaging 19.6 points per game and has cleared this prop 12 times.
He's scoring against good defenses like the Heat, Raptors, and Cavaliers, and now gets to take on a defense that's playing like one of the worst in the league right now. As the Clippers commit their attention to Harden and Embiid, Maxey will have plenty of chances to score.
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