NBA Sunday Tipsheet: Clippers to trounce the 76ers

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Dave Gray picks out his best bets from tonight's games in the NBA, including fancying the Clippers to cover a -13 handicap against the 76ers...

"The 76ers are just 9-21 outside of Philadelphia and that is so poor from a team with their talent.

Clippers get a big win

Philadelphia 76ers @ Los Angeles Clippers
Sunday, 20:30 GMT
Live on Sky Sports Arena

Two of the most frustrating teams in the league meet tonight. Both have so much talent but far too often struggle.

Joel Embiid misses the game with injury for the 76ers. He is their top scorer but when he has been out it has freed up Ben Simmons to really lead the team. He will be key in this one if the 76ers are going to get a rare win on the road. They are just 9-21 outside of Philadelphia and that is so poor from a team with their talent.

The Clippers are pretty dominant at home. Just six losses this season are keeping them within touching distance of the Lakers despite some mixed form on the road. Paul George has been in and out of the team with injury and it has really hindered them in building chemistry but he should be playing here. Kawhi Leonard is one of, if not the best player in the league, but he has been a little up and down himself. Come playoff time he could easily hit another gear, but for now he isn't that dominant player we have seen before.

Both teams can be hard to trust, but in LA the Clippers are a different beast. And that combined with Philly's road form makes it hard not to pick the Clippers to pick up a fourth straight win.

Bucks have too much firepower

Milwaukee Bucks @ Charlotte Hornets
Sunday, 18:00 GMT
Live on Sky Sports Arena

The Bucks just continue to dominate. They have lost just twice in their past 20 games and one of those came when Giannis Antetokounmpo missed the game due to the birth of his child. They are one of the best units at either end of the court and even if they aren't putting up points - which is very rare - they can beat you with defence. Antetokounmpo has been held under 30 points just three times this month and he put up 30 when these two teams met in Paris in January.

Charlotte will not be a pushover though. They have won five of the past seven and are chasing that final playoff spot. The question here is if they can score enough points to keep up with the Bucks. They are one of the worst offensive teams in the league. You can slow the Bucks down, but stopping them is almost impossible and the Hornets just do not have the firepower to match them.

Charlotte could keep this close for a while, but expect the Bucks to pull away for a big win in the second half.

Dave Gray's Regular Season NBA 2019/20 P/L

Staked: 138
Returns: 136.76
P/L: -1.24

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