5* NBA FRIDAY NIGHT BEATDOWN
LA Clippers vs. Philadelphia,
02/10/2012 19:00 EDT,
Score: 78 - 77
Point Spread: -3½/-110 Philadelphia
This is a very difficult time for the Clippers, as they try and adjust to life without Chauncey Billups, who was a bigger part of their success than people realize. In their first game without Billups Los Angeles lost 92-99 at Cleveland, and I expect them to have even more trouble against a 76ers team that continues to fly under the radar.
Philadelphia suffered a rare home loss on Wednesday, as the Spurs came into town and beat them 100-90. It was just the fourth time this season the 76ers lost at home. Losing a game in general seems to bring the best out of the Hawks, and a home loss should only add to their focus and intensity tonight. In Philadelphia's three prior home losses they have game out an won their next game by 14, 17, and 11 points. The 76ers haven't loss back-to-back games all season. This is nothing new, Philadelphia is 15-4 ATS off a home loss over the last 2 seasons. BET THE 76ERS!