76ers vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA 76ers vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction 3/22/2024

The Philadelphia 76ers (38-31) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Lakers (37-32) on Friday, March 22nd. This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and televised on NBCS. The Lakers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the 76ers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Hawks. Tip-off is set for 10:30 ET.

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The 76ers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Kelly Oubre Jr. led Philadelphia with 18 points against the Suns, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 43.2% in the game. Cameron Payne finished 2nd on the team with 12 points, but Philadelphia ended the game with a 115-102 loss.

The 76ers come into their game against the Lakers with an overall record of 38-31, including going 2-1 in their last three games. At home, the 76ers are 21-15 this season compared to a 17-16 road record.

Philadelphia has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 37-31 against the spread. In their last three games as underdogs, the 76ers have faced ATS losses, and they have a 27-17 record against the spread as favorites.

The Lakers Are Coming Off A Win

D’Angelo Russell scored 27 for Los Angeles against the Hawks which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 57.8%. LeBron James also added 25 points as the Lakers won the game by a score of 136-105.

Coming into today’s matchup against the 76ers, the Lakers are 37-32 overall and are looking to stay above .500. When playing away from home, the Lakers are 12-20 compared to a 25-12 record at home.

Los Angeles currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 31-38 at this point. The Lakers currently have a two game ATS win streak as the underdog and are 15-22 vs. the spread as the favorite.

76ers Offense Breakdown

Through 69 games the 76ers are averaging 114.7 points per contest, placing them 15th in the NBA.

On the season, the 76ers are 15th in scoring at 114.7 points per game. However, they have struggled on the road, averaging 113.5 points per game.

So far, Philadelphia has outscored the NBA scoring average in 47.8% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 20th in the league at 97.4 possessions per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the 76ers are 21st in the NBA at 46%. In terms of two-point shooting, they are 25th in the league at 52%.

Lakers Offense Breakdown

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Heading into play, the Lakers’ offense is rated 9th in the league in scoring, averaging 117.5 points per contest.

This season, the Lakers are 9th in the NBA in scoring at 117.5 points per game. At home, they are averaging 118.8 points per game, which is 9th in the league. In terms of field goal percentage, the Lakers are 3rd at 50%.

When it comes to pace, the Lakers are playing at the 4th fastest pace in the NBA. In terms of two-point shooting, they are 7th in the league at 56%. However, they are just 26th in three-point shooting at 37%.

So far this season, the Lakers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 53.6% of their games. In terms of free throws, they are 8th in made free throws at 18.3 per game.

76ers Team Defense

Coming into the game, the 76ers defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 47.8% of their games. Currently, they are 9th in the NBA at 112.4 points per game allowed. Inside the arc, the 76ers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.9% and 35.3% from three-point territory.

Lakers Team Defense

So far, the Lakers’ defense is ranked 23rd in the league at 117.6 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Lakers are causing 13 turnovers per game, ranking 19th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 10th in rejections, averaging 5.5 blocked shots each game.

Key Players For The 76ers And Lakers

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Tyrese Maxey is set to be the main scorer for the 76ers, recording 24 points and shooting 9/19 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 25.7 points per game, in addition to 3.7 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate LeBron James to be the top scorer for the Lakers. Our projection has him finishing the game with 25, and he is expected to secure 7 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 53.2%, and his scoring average is 25.4 points per game.

76ers vs Lakers Trends

  • In their last five games away from home, the 76ers have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 1-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 94 points per game in this stretch.
  • Across their ten previous home games, Los Angeles has an ATS mark of 4-6. Their straight up record in these matchups was 5-5 while averaging 117 points per game.
  • The last ten games that Philadelphia was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 4-5-1 while going 4-6 straight up.
  • The last ten games that Los Angeles was favored, they have an ATS mark of 3-7 while going 6-4 straight up.

76ers vs Lakers Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Lakers to secure the win, with an expected final score of 117-106. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -8.5.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 224, and our model projects the 76ers and Lakers to reach a combined total of 223 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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