Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 1/1/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (3-31) at Los Angeles Lakers (6-27)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 1, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 205.5 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Staples Center to battle the Los Angeles Lakers tonight.
The Lakers were able to snap a four-game skid on Wednesday with a 112-104 win at Boston. Jordan Clarkson led the scoring with 24 points, Louis Williams added 19 points while D'Angelo Russell had 16 points off the bench as the Lakers beat Boston in Kobe Bryant's last game at the TD Garden. Kobe shot just five of 18 from the field for 15 points, but he added 11 rebounds with three assists as the Lakers improved to 6-27 on the season and 4-18 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the 76ers are suddenly coming off their second win in three games after beating the Kings by 110-105 on Wednesday. Nerlens Noel led the scoring with 20 points, Ish Smith added 18 points while Jerami Grant had 16 as the Sixers edged the Kings and won just their third game of the season. Philadelphia is now 3-31 on overall and 2-19 on the road.
In ATS trends, the 76ers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games and 3-11-1 ATS in their last 15 games overall, while the Lakers are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 home games and 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games following a win.
Head to head, the 76ers are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings in Los Angeles and the road team is 11-3 ATS in the last 14 meetings overall.
The Lakers were the first team to lose to the Sixers but I don't think that's going to happen again as the Lakers looked surprisingly good in their last outing and will be eager to atone for their 103-91 loss at Philadelphia back on Dec. 1.