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L.A. Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 1/29/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Philadelphia 76ers at L.A. Lakers
Date & Time Tuesday January 29, 2019, 10:30 PM (EST)
Location
Staples Center
Los Angeles, California
The Line
The Line: L.A. Lakers +6.5 -- Over/Under: 229
TV Channel
TNT
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Staples Center.

The Philadelphia 76ers look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 115.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 27.2 points and 13.3 rebounds while Jimmy Butler is averaging 19 points and 3.4 assists. JJ Redick is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Simmons is grabbing 9.5 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.5 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won five of their last eight road games.

The Los Angeles Lakers look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 112.3 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 111.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 27.3 points and 7.1 assists while Kyle Kuzma is averaging 19.1 points and 5.9 rebounds. Brandon Ingram is the third double-digit scorer and JaVale McGee is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.2 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost five of their last eight home games.

The 76ers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss and 21-8 ATS in their last 29 vs. NBA Pacific. The Lakers are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Atlantic. The 76ers are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Los Angeles and the road team is 16-5 ATS in the last 21 meetings. The under is 8-3 in Lakers last 11 overall. The over is 5-1 in 76ers last 6 Tuesday games.

The Philadelphia 76ers are expected to have Jimmy Butler for this contest, while the Lakers could very well be without LeBron, Hart and Kuzma. If that's the case, this line should be a lot steeper than it is. The 76ers are playing their best ball of the season, as the offense is coming to life and they're winning by an average of 7.2 points in their last five games. The Lakers have a bunch of goofballs on their roster and have been stinking the joint up without LeBron. Remove two other productive players, and I want no part of this club. I'll lay the reasonable number with the 76ers on the road.

Pick:
Philadelphia 76ers -6.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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