By reason of their strong play, the Lakers and 76ers could conceivably meet in the NBA Finals this June. Los Angeles is resurgent after a lost season from one year ago. Specifically, the arrival of Anthony Davis has made for the perfect complement to LeBron James. Head coach Frank Vogel is making his mark with a defense that has become a bet on NBA asset. In like manner Philadelphia utilizes strong defense for their success as a top Eastern Conference contender. Problematic is a hand injury to dominant star center Joel Embiid. Without Embiid Philly is a notch down.
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers
|Date and Time:||Saturday, January 25, 2020, 8:30 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Lakers vs. 76ers TV Coverage:||ABC|
|Lakers vs. 76ers NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers Overview
Philadelphia has a sportsbook record of 29-16 straight up, 19-22-4 against the spread and 21-23 under the total. Late on the 76ers have covered four of their last seven games. Philly ranks 22nd in the Association for scoring offense and second for points allowed.
By contrast, the Lakers are 34-9 straight up, 23-19-1 vs. the line and 21-22 under the total. LA has NBA metrics of the seventh for both scoring offense and scoring defense. Overall the Lakers have paid in five of their last seven outings.
Key Lakers: PF Anthony Davis (26.6 PTS, 9.3 REB, 3.2 AST, 50.3 FGPCT, 29.7 3PPCT, 86.1 FTPCT), SF LeBron James (25.2 PTS, 7.6 REB, 11.0 AST, 49.1 FGPCT, 34.1 3PPCT, 69.9 FTPCT), PF Kyle Kuzma (13.2 PTS, 3.9 REB, 43.0 FGPCT, 33.9 3PPCT, 73.8 FTPCT)
Key 76ers: Center Joel Embiid is out until early February with a hand injury, SF Tobias Harris (19.2 PTS, 6.7 REB, 2.9 AST, 48.0 FGPCT, 35.6 3PPCT, 79.9 FTPCT), PG Ben Simmons (16.0 PTS, 7.8 REB, 8.5 AST, 57.6 FGPCT, 40.0 3PPCT, 58.2 FTPCT), SG Josh Richardson (15.4 PTS, 3.4 REB, 3.5 AST, 43.6 FGPCT, 33.33 PPCT, 81.8 FTPCT)
Los Angeles vs. Philadelphia Against the Spread
The Lakers are:
- 7-4 against the spread in their last 11 games on the road
- 6-4 over the total away from home
- 4-3-1 on the board as a favorite
- 3-4 under the total when laying points
- 9-3 with the odds in their last 12 games at Philadelphia
- 2-4 under the total in away games vs. the 76ers
The 76ers are:
- 8-5 against the spread in their last 13 home games
- 7-2 over the total at Wells Fargo Center
- 3-5 on the board in their last eight games as an underdog
- 5-7 under the total when getting points
- 5-3 with the line head to head against the Lakers
- 3-2 over the total in their last five games with Los Angeles
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers Bet on NBA Pick
With Embiid’s status questionable, even if he plays, the Lakers immediately have an advantage. Additionally, the deeper LA lineup has been a proven Bet on NBA Formula. As was previously noted the Lakers have proven profitability at Wells Fargo Center. Philly has been in the red as an underdog. Because of this, the LA scoring depth makes for the call.
NBA Betting Online Pick: Los Angeles Lakers
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Lakers 106, 76ers 95