Los Angeles Lakers (36-9) vs Philadelphia 76ers (29-17)
NBA: Saturday, January 25, 2020 8:30 PM (Wells Fargo Center)
ML: Lakers -220, 76ers +180, Over/Under 229 (MyBookie)
Odds: Lakers -5 (MyBookie)
The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday, winning 128-113. LeBron James added another Triple-Double to his career, earning 27 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard also had another Double-Double, with AD earning 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Howard earned 14 points and 12 rebounds. Rajon Rondo came close to a Double-Double but finished the game with 10 assist and 7 rebounds.
The Philadelphia 76ers were beating the Toronto Raptors in the 1st quarter on Wednesday, and then the rest of the game happened, losing 95-107. Ben Simmons had an alright game, almost earning a triple double with 17 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 assists. Al Horford also almost had a triple-double, but only ended up with 10 rebounds, 7 assists, and 7 points.
Let’s be real here, if the Lakers didn’t have King James or AD, they would be terrible. Both King James and AD are in the top 15 for points per game, top 30 in rebounds, and LeBron is the leader in assist per game. They also have the best away record in the NBA, with a record of 20-4.
You would think that the 76ers would be higher than 6th in the eastern conference with how good they are statistically. The 76ers are in the top 10 for field goal percentage, rebounds per game, assist per game, steals per game, and blocks per game. Their record at home is fantastic as well, with a record of 20-2. Now if only they could translate that success for their away games.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Lakers’ last 8 games.
LA Lakers are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games.
LA Lakers are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia.
Philadelphia are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Philadelphia are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games when playing at home against LA Lakers.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Philadelphia’s last 11 games this season.
You never bet against the King and the Brow. The 76ers may be great at home, but so are the Lakers away. This game is going to be stellar however.