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(8-15) L.A. Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers (13-10)
Date: Thursday December 7
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Sixers -8
NBA Betting Total: 221
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Thursday December 7, finds the L.A. Lakers travelling to Pennsylvania to play host Philadelphia 76ers. LA is on a five game losing streak and begins a four game Eastern road trip tonight which will take them to Philly, Charlotte, New York and Cleveland.
In their last game the Sixers lost to a young Suns squad with Joel Embiid in the lineup. Devin Booker was on fire in this game scoring 46 points on Philadelphia’s defensive unit. In the last five games the 76res are 2-3 with additional losses to Boston to Cleveland.
In 312 all-time head to head matches the Lakers hold the edge 144-134. The past two seasons the squads have split their games.
The Lakers enter on a five game losing streak, the most recent a 23 point loss to Houston. While the team has demonstrated glimpses they are still a squad in development.
Lonzo Ball has fallen short of initial expectations particularly in his inability to hit shots from the field. News of Ball nursing injuries to both calves may be the current reason, but it’s his shot which needs to be fundamental reworked.
The second Lakers rookie Kyle Kuzma is enjoying his initial professional season. Kuzma leads the team in points per game (16.8) adding 6.5 rebounds per contest. Brandon Ingram is starting to recognize success and learning how to utilize his length on the floor.
On the season Ingram is averaging 16 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists. In the first game versus the Lakers Ingram scored 26 points adding 11 rebounds (both team highs).
Despite the losing streak and lottery bound record the Lakers continue to be among the top ten defensive squads in the Association ranking 8th.
When the Sixers played in L.A. Joel Embiid delivered a performance for the ages. Embiid’s stat line featured 46 points, 15 rebounds, 7 assists, and 7 blocks.
The big man was aggressive getting to the line 19 times (made 16). His shooting was highly efficient connecting on 14 of 20 from the field and 2 of 3 from deep.
Embiid thoroughly enjoy the spotlight and will be licking his chops at the prospect of facing the Lakers so soon after his dominant performance.
The Sixers are still without this season’s top pick Markelle Fultz (shoulder), but rumor is he should return to the lineup sometime within the next two to three weeks. Other players who may miss the game are Justin Anderson (shin splints), T.J. McConnell (shoulder) and Jahlil Okafor who remains on the shopping block.
NBA Betting Trends:
- In their last 11 home contests the Sixers are 8-3 ATS.
- In the last 18 head to head games the road team is 14-4 ATS
- Teams are 5-5 ATS in last 10 head to head
- Over Under is 4-6 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free L.A. Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Prediction:
Joel Embiid gets up for these nationally televised games using them as an opportunity to build upon his growing fame.
Given the Lakers 2-8 road record and struggles scoring it feels like too many factors for LA to overcome. In the initial meeting the squads put on a scoring feast with Philly winning 115-109.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Lakers +8
How successful Lakers coach Luke Walton is at getting his charges to focus defensively will determine the outcome. But, with TNT airing the game fans could be in for another Embiid explosion.
Although the Sixers likely garner the victory and the Lakers struggle on the road I think they’ll keep the score close enough to warrant taking the points.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Sixers 107 – Lakers 101
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