Friday, December 16, 2016
Wells Fargo Center
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, December 16, 2016. The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 10-18. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.6 as they are averaging 104.4 points per game while giving up 111.0 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 6-19. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 98.2 points per game and surrendering 105.9, good for a point differential of -7.6.
Julius Randle comes into this contest averaging 12.4 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 8.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 68%. Jordan Clarkson averages 14.5 points per game in 28.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Ersan Ilyasova averages 13 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Joel Embiid averages 17.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Los Angeles averages 104.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 53 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 16.2 per game. The Lakers allow 111 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 25.8 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Philadelphia averages 98.2 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 30th with 17 per game. The 76ers allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.9 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The 76ers force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
The Lakers have an offensive rating of 105.4 and a defensive rating of 112. In terms of pace they average 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The 76ers rating on offense is 100.2 and they have a defensive rating of 108. They get 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Philadelphia turns the ball over on 15.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 11-16-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 16-11-1 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 14-11-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 13-12-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/15/16 F Nick Young Finger injured last game, probable Friday vs. Philadelphia
12/15/16 C Tarik Black Ankle "?" Friday vs. Philadelphia
12/05/16 PG Jose Calderon Hamstring expected to miss 2-4 weeks
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist "?" Friday vs. LA Lakers
12/15/16 C Joel Embiid Ankle probable Friday vs. LA Lakers
12/15/16 F Nerlens Noel Ankle probable Friday vs. LA Lakers
10/22/16 F Ben Simmons Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia -1.5
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