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(23-41) Philadelphia 76ers vs. Los Angeles Lakers (20-45)
Date: Sunday March 12
Time: 9:30PM EST
Venue: Staples Center – Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: LAL -3
NBA Betting Total: 220
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Sunday NBA features a matchup between two teams utilizing their current statuses of tanking franchises to further develop young talent instead of prioritizing wins right away.
In other words, this game could get ugly.
As bad as the basketball may be in this one, the fact that it’s on both sides makes things interesting for bettors. As they currently stand, the Lakers have the better roster.
But they also have more incentive to drop this contest, as their 2017 first-round draft pick will go to these same Sixers if it falls out of the top three in June.
The basketball will not be good in this one, but the storylines are excellent.
*All statistics, standings, records, rankings and trends are current as of this writing at 4:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 11, 2017.
The Sixers have transitioned from one of the league’s worst teams to one of its most exciting…and then back to one of the league’s worst.
A surge following Jan. 1 had fans across the Association believing that this team could make an improbable run at the playoffs, but the recent news that both Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons are done for the year (the latter has yet to play) all but ended that longshot.
On the year, the Sixers are 23-41 overall with a road record of 8-22. Against the spread, however, this team has been solid.
On the season, Philly is 39-25 ATS with a road record of 16-14. It’s also 7-3 in its last 10 ATS.
This is for a few reasons. For starters, oddsmakers are underselling the talent the fact that this team can score points in transition. Any team, as bad as they are, can keep a game close when buckets come easy.
The other reason is that Philly’s young players simply don’t give in when they’re out of a game. Youn squads have a tendency to fight during times of adversity whereas older players may value rest and energy in those situations.
The Sixers are a gritty team, and they don’t give up even when they don’t stand a chance.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers are using the rest of the season to see what they have in youngsters D’Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram, Ivica Zubac and Julius Randle.
None of these guys has proven he can eventually become a franchise figure, but all certainly have the potential.
Testing them out now gives the Lakers’ season something of a redeeming quality.
On the year, L.A. is 20-45 overall. Its home record is 12-18.
ATS this squad is better, but hardly impressive. On the season the Lakers boast a 28-35 record ATS with a home record of 12-16.
This team is just 2-7 ATS in its last nine.
NBA Betting Trends:
- 76ers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Pacific.
- 76ers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
- 76ers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest.
- Lakers are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Lakers are 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- Lakers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games.
- Lakers are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Free Philadelphia 76ers vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction:
Lakers fans with an eye toward the future want nothing more than a loss to Philly. That would help secure their first-round pick this season.
The problem is, the young core should have a field day against the Sixers on Sunday.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: LAL ATS
Give this one to the lakers both SU and ATS.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Lakers 110 – Philadelphia 105
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