Last Updated: 2017-12-07
Expect a fast-paced game when the Los Angeles Lakers (8-15), 7.5-point underdogs, visit Philadelphia to play the 76ers (13-10). The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 221 points and it will air on TNT at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 7, 2017.
Los Angeles Lakers at Philadelphia 76ers Betting Odds
Both teams were beaten in their last game. The 76ers were beaten by the Phoenix Suns, 115-101, while the Lakers were blown out by the Houston Rockets, 118-95.
Los Angeles did an excellent job of getting and making free throws (22-30; 73.3 percent) while Philadelphia had a better offensive rebounding percentage (29.5 vs. 30.6). Joel Embiid played well for Philadelphia with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Meanwhile, Kyle Kuzma played well for Los Angeles, recording 22 points and 12 rebounds.
There could be a fair amount of transition action in this meeting that showcases a pair of the NBA’s more fast-breaking teams. Philadelphia currently ranks fourth in possessions per game (103.3) and Los Angeles is first (105.8).
A little over half of the Lakers’ games have finished under the projected point total. Los Angeles heads into the contest with records of 8-15 straight up (SU) and 10-13 against the spread (ATS).
In opposition of Los Angeles, games featuring the 76ers have finished over the projected point total 52.2 percent of the time. Additionally, Philadelphia owns records of 13-10 SU and 15-8 ATS.
The Lakers’ Brandon Ingram has been playing well over his last five games, averaging 19.6 points and 1.2 blocks per game. Meanwhile, Dario Saric has averaged 17.6 points and 8.4 rebounds during that same time frame for the 76ers.
In their first matchup this season, Embiid led the 76ers to a 115-109 win. He registered a double-double with 46 points and 15 rebounds. The two teams combined to score 224 points, which was just over the projected point total of 221, and Philadelphia covered as a 3.5-point favorite. Philadelphia did an excellent job of getting to and converting from the charity stripe (24-30; 80.0 percent). Los Angeles, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (6.9 vs. 13.9).
Los Angeles Lakers at Philadelphia 76ers Odds Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – 76ers, ATS Winner – Lakers, O/U – Under
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The 76ers rank third in assists per game (25.5) while the Lakers rank 14th (22.7).
Los Angeles averages 5.7 blocks per game, which ranks third in the NBA. Philadelphia ranks 27th in blocks allowed per game (5.8).
The 76ers rank second in second chance points per game (15.2) while the Lakers rank 23rd in second chance points allowed per game (13.3).
Philadelphia averages 46.7 points in the paint per game, which ranks seventh in the league. Los Angeles ranks 27th in points allowed in the paint per game (49.4).
Philadelphia ranks 17th in points off turnovers allowed per game (17.7) while Los Angeles ranks 28th (20.0).
The Lakers rank second in fast break points per game (15.3) while the 76ers rank 26th (8.6).
The 76ers rank eighth in steals per game (8.4) while the Lakers rank 26th in steals allowed per game (8.7).
Los Angeles ranks 20th in three pointers attempted per game (26.2) while Philadelphia ranks 24th in three pointers allowed per game (30.6).
Philadelphia ranks first in rebounds per game (49.3) while Los Angeles ranks 25th in rebounds allowed per game (46.0).
Philadelphia is 4-0 when they allow less than 100 points, while Los Angeles is 4-2.
When reaching 100 points, the Lakers are 8-8 and the 76ers are 12-6.
Philadelphia is 8-4 ATS at home, while Los Angeles is 3-7 ATS on the road.
In 10 road games, the Lakers have 6 unders and 4 overs.
The 76ers have 7 unders and 5 overs in 12 home games.
In their last five games, Los Angeles and Philadelphia are both 1-4 ATS.
The Lakers have 3 overs and 2 unders over their last five games, while the 76ers have 4 unders and 1 over
During their last five games, the Lakers have scored an average of 107.0 points per game (1.2 above their season average) and allowed an average of 118.6 points per game (9.3 above their season average).
The 76ers have been outscored by an average of 7.4 points in their last five games. On the season, Philadelphia has defeated opponents by an average of 0.1 points.