Los Angeles Lakers(28-27) Vs Philadelphia 76ers(35-20)
February 10, 2019 3:30 PM ET (Wells Fargo Center)
Spread: Philadelphia -7.5
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Sunday afternoon Lebron James and the Los Angeles Lakers hit the East coast to take on Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers. Los Angeles could use a huge win after losing six of their last nine, but Lebron has returned to the lineup after suffering a groin injury and since then the Lakers have gone 2-2. In their last game, the Lakers won off a last second buzzer beater by Rajon Rondo to beat the Boston Celtics 129-128. The shot was Rondo’s first career buzz beater and it came against his former team. Rondo almost finished with a triple-double scoring 17 points, grabbing seven boards and dishing out 10 assists. Lebron James did finished with a triple-double scoring a team high in points, rebounds and assists. Ending the game with 28 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists. Kyle Kuzma also had a big game scoring 25 points and grabbing five boards to help the Lakers get the victory.
On the season, Los Angeles is averaging 112.1 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 112.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Even after missing the last month king James still leads the team in scoring and assists averaging 27 points and 7.4 assists while Kuzma is trying avoid being traded he is averaging 18.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. Brandon Ingram is the teams third double-digit scorer averaging 16.9 points while Javale McGee is grabbing 6.8 boards per game. With Lebron back in the line-up can Los Angeles find some team chemistry with all the trade talks that have been going on ?
Philadelphia has been on a roll winning eight of their last 12. They are coming off a huge home victory over the Denver Nuggets. JJ Redick scored a season-high 34 points while Jimmy Butler put up 22 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Joel Embiid had another double-double with 15 points and 12 boards. Tobias Harris and Ben Simmons put up a combined 26 points to give the 76ers a 117-110 victory.
As a team, Philadelphia is averaging 115.4 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 112.1 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Joel Embiid has had a MVP type caliber season averaging 27.2 points and 13.5 rebounds, Jimmy Butler is right behind him averaging 19 points and 3.8 assists. JJ Redick is averaging 18.6 points and Ben Simmons is averaging 16.9 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. Philadelphia has played tremendously better at home posting a 22-6 recorded compared to 13-14 on the road, so look for them to come out ready to go.
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Philadelphia is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Philadelphia is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Philadelphia’s last 11 games when playing LA Lakers
Philadelphia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers
LA Lakers is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Lakers’s last 6 games on the road
LA Lakers is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
LA Lakers is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Lakers’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
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The last time Philadelphia played Los Angles they won by 16 points on the road, and that was before they made the additions to their roster to become an even stronger team. Los Angles is hoping last weeks win over the Celtics can give them some momentum for the rest of the season. The 76ers at home outscore their opponents by an average of 9.2 points and Los Angeles has a 12-15 record on the road with that being said I will pick Philadelphia to win this game.
Pick: Philadelphia -7.5 Over