Friday, January 1, 2016
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, January 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 201.
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The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 3-31 and a road record of 2-19. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -11.9 as they are averaging 92.5 points per game while giving up 104.4 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 6-27 and a home record of 2-9. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 96.8 points per game and surrendering 107.2, good for a point differential of -10.5.
Jahlil Okafor comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Nerlens Noel averages 10.6 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 58%.
Kobe Bryant averages 17.2 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 34% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Jordan Clarkson averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Philadelphia averages 92.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -11.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 51 rebounds per game and 19 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 18.6 per game. The 76ers allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.1 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 96.8 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -10.5 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 10th with 14.2 per game. The Lakers allow 107.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.3 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Lakers force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 14-19-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 17-16-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 13-20-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 16-17-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/31/15 G Hollis Thompson Eye injured last game, "?" Friday vs. LA Lakers
10/23/15 C Joel Embiid Foot out for season
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/31/15 G Kobe Bryant Shoulder probable Friday vs. Philadelphia
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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