L.A. Lakers at Philadelphia 76ers
|Date & Time||Sunday February 10, 2019, 3:30 PM (EST)|
Wells Fargo Center
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -6.5 -- Over/Under: 223.5
The Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Los Angeles Lakers could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 112.1 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 112.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 27 points and 7.4 assists while Kyle Kuzma is averaging 18.7 points and 5.7 rebounds. Brandon Ingram is the third double-digit scorer and JaVale McGee is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 68.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.1 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have split their last six road games.
The Philadelphia 76ers look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 115.4 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 112.1 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 27.2 points and 13.5 rebounds while Jimmy Butler is averaging 19 points and 3.8 assists. JJ Redick is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Simmons is grabbing 9.3 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.1 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won eight of their last 11 home games.
The Lakers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 4-9 ATS in their last 13 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Atlantic. The 76ers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games and 23-9 ATS in their last 32 vs. NBA Pacific. The Lakers are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Philadelphia and the road team is 17-5 ATS in the last 22 meetings. The under is 5-0 in 76ers last 5 overall. The over is 5-1 in Lakers last 6 road games.
The Philadelphia 76ers beat the Lakers a couple weeks ago by 16 points on the road, and that was before they made the additions to their roster to become an even stronger team. The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off a big comeback win over the Boston Celtics that could provide a carry over that helps them turn their season around. The problem is even with that win, the Lakers are being outscored by an average of 13.6 points in their last five games. The Philadelphia 76ers are winning at home by an average of 9.2 points and are 11-5 ATS when favored by at least seven points. I'm just not confident the Lakers are capable of consistent good basketball against some of the top teams in the league. I'll eat the chalk with the 76ers, a team I'm liking more and more these days.