Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 11/15/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (7-6) at Los Angeles Lakers (6-8)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers +3 -- Over/Under: 224 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, NSPA
The Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 108 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 109.5 points on 44 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 20.9 points and 10.8 rebounds while Ben Simmons is averaging 17.8 points and 7.5 assists. Robert Covington is the third double-digit scorer and JJ Redick is dishing four assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.8 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won five of their last seven road games. Jahlil Okafor is questionable with an illness.
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The Los Angeles Lakers look for a statement victory her after splitting their last eight games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 103.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 105.9 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 15.5 points and 2.4 assists while Brook Lopez is averaging 15.3 points and 4.8 rebounds. Kyle Kuzma is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Ingram is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 30.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.8 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have won three straight home games.
The 76ers are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 road games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 43-21 ATS in their last 64 games overall. The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Atlantic. The 76ers are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Los Angeles, 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the road team is 13-4 ATS in the last 17 meetings.
The Lakers have played their best ball at home this season where they're shooting nearly 47 percent and actually playing better than advertised defense. However, the 76ers are the better team here and are starting to tap into their potential with seven victories overall and five of their last seven on the road resulting in wins. The 76ers are playing really good basketball and have to be a little motivated for this game considering the Lakers are another young team on the rise. I like the 76ers to make a statement that they're much higher on the pecking order. I'll lay the bucket.