The Los Angeles Lakers (10-7) travel to face off against the Philadelphia 76ers (11-5) on Monday, November 27th. This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center in Wells Fargo Center and televised on NBCS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.
Lakers vs 76ers
The Lakers Are Coming Off A Win
In their most recent game, the Lakers took down the Cavaliers by a score of 121-115. The Lakers faced the Cavaliers as +4.5 underdogs, achieving both a straight-up and ATS win in the game. The over/under line for this matchup was set at 227 points, and the teams managed to exceed that total.
Looking at the Lakers’ previous ten games, they are 7-3 and face the 76ers with an overall mark of 10-7. On the road this season, the Lakers have posted a 3-5 record, whereas they have a 7-2 record at home.
Los Angeles currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 7-10 at this point. In their last three road games, Los Angeles has successfully covered the spread, and they hold an ATS record of 4-4 on the road in contrast to 3-6 at home.
The 76ers Are Coming Off A Win
In their most recent game, the 76ers took down the Thunder by a score of 127-123. the 76ers not only secured a victory straight-up but also did so while covering the spread as -1-point favorites. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 231 points in which the two teams surpassed.
Today, the 76ers are entering the action with an overall record of 11-5 and have achieved a 0-3 record over their last three games. In their 16 games, the 76ers have achieved a 8-4 record in games against Eastern Conference teams, and they have a 3-1 record in non-conference play.
Philadelphia arrives with an ATS record of 11-5 for the season up to this point. As the favorite this season, Philadelphia is 9-4 vs. the spread while going 2-1 as the underdog.
Lakers Offense Breakdown
This season, the Los Angeles offense is ranked 17th in the NBA in scoring at 112.9 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Lakers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10 made 3’s per game. If the Los Angeles offense is going to turn things around, not only do they need to improve their outside shooting but they must do a better job protecting the ball. Currently, they are averaging 14.7 turnovers per game.
76ers Offense Breakdown
The 76ers step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 119.4 points per game (5th). Coming into today’s game, the 76ers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.2 made 3’s per game. If Philadelphia continues to struggle with their outside shot, they may look to start playing with more pace, as they are currently 20th in the league in possessions per game.
Lakers Team Defense
The Lakers’ defense is presently ranked 11th in the league, allowing an average of 112.2 points per contest.
Los Angeles’ defense is currently forcing 14.7 turnovers per game, which is 24th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 5th in blocked shots, with an average of 6.1 rejections per game.
76ers Team Defense
On defense, 76ers is currently around the league average in points allowed, giving up an average of 112.9 points per game.
When it comes to defending inside the arc, the 76ers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 52.6% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.9% from downtown.
Key Players For The Lakers And 76ers
Our game forecasts for today suggest that LeBron James is set to be the main scorer for the Lakers, recording 24 points and shooting 9/15 from the field. This season, he is averaging 25.5 points per game along with 8 boards.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Joel Embiid to be the top scorer for the 76ers. Our projection has him finishing the game with 23, and he is expected to secure 7 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 49.4% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 32.1 points per game.
Lakers vs 76ers Trends
- Through their last ten road games, Los Angeles has an ATS record of just 6-4. However, their overall record was 3-7 while averaging 111 points per game.
- When looking at their past five home matchups, Philadelphia has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 117 per game. The team went 4-1 overall in these games.
- The last three games that Los Angeles was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
- Philadelphia has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 ATS in their last three games.
We’re putting our money on the 76ers to win, and have the projected score sitting at 116-110. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the 76ers at -5.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 231.5 and our model has the Lakers and 76ers finishing with a combined 226 points. Our pick is to take the under.
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