Philadelphia 76ers vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 1/25/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Los Angeles Lakers at Philadelphia 76ers

Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 8:30 PM (Wells Fargo Center)

PHI +4.5, O/U 216.5

The Los Angeles Lakers head to Philadelphia, PA on Saturday for a game against the 76ers in matchup of teams from the Western and Eastern Conference.  In their last game, the Lakers defeated the Brooklyn Nets by the score of 128-113.  LeBron James led the Lakers in points with 27 as he went 11 for 19 from the field and 2 of 2 from the free throw line.  James also led the Lakers in assists with 10 on the night while playing 34 minutes in the game.  James also led Los Angeles in rebounds with 12 in the game, with 2 coming offensively. 

After the win against the Nets, the Lakers are now 36-9 and are currently in 1st place in the Pacific Division.  Anthony Davis leads the Lakers in points per game with 26.3 and has played well alongside his new teammates all season.  Davis also leads the Lakers in rebounds as he is averaging 9.2 per game.  LeBron James may have taken a back seat to Davis in terms of points per game, but he is still leading Los Angeles in assists per game with 10.8.  The Lakers enter Saturday’s game against the 76ers with 1 player listed on their injury report as JaVale McGee is listed as day to day. 

The Philadelphia 76ers welcome the Los Angeles Lakers to town on Saturday after losing their last game to the Toronto Raptors by the score of 107-95.  Tobias Harris led the 76ers in points as he scored 22 on the night while shooting 7 of 18 from the field and 4 of 5 from the free throw line.  Ben Simmons led Philadelphia in assists on the night with 8 while playing a total of 38 minutes.  Simmons also led the 76ers in rebounds with 10 on the night, including 2 coming offensively. 

With the loss against Toronto, the 76ers are 30-14 on the season, which places them in 3rd place in the Atlantic Division.  Tobias Harris is the 76ers leader in points per game with 19.3.  Ben Simmons leads Philadelphia in rebounds per game with an average of 7.8 so far this year.  Simmons also leads the 76ers in assists per game with an average of 8.5.  Philadelphia comes into Saturday’s game with 1 player listed on their injury report as Josh Richardson is listed as day to day.

The Los Angeles Lakers have scored an average of 114 points per game on the season while allowing 106.2 points per game.  The Philadelphia 76ers have scored 108.4 points per game on the year while allowing 105.1 points per game.  In their last 5 games, the Lakers are 3-2 but have won 2 games in a row while the 76ers are 4-1.  The Lakers are 6-3 against the spread in their last 9 games.   The total has gone over in 7 of the Lakers last 8 games.  The total has gone under in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games. The Lakers are 1-4 in their last 5 games against Philadelphia but I will be going with them in this one. Los Angeles wins 118-112 and covers the spread.

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Travis’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers -4.5

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