Los Angeles Lakers at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/7/2017
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Wells Fargo Center
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday, December 7, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 9 point favorites.
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The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 8-15. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.5 as they are averaging 105.8 points per game while giving up 109.3 per contest. The 76ers have an overall mark of 13-10. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 108.2 points per contest and giving up 108.1, which is a point differential of 0.1.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 10-13-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 11-12-0 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 15-8-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 12-11-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/04/17 PG T.J. McConnell Shoulder is "?" Thursday vs LA Lakers
10/25/17 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Jordan Clarkson comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 22.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Kyle Kuzma averages 16.8 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Ben Simmons averages 18 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 9.3 rebounds per game and has 7.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 57%. Joel Embiid averages 23 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.3 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 105.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.57 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 17.5 per game. The Lakers allow 109.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 8th in the league with 108.2 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.09. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 49.3 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 25.5. The 76ers are 2nd in turnovers per game with 17.4. The 76ers surrender 108.1 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 21.2 assists allowed per contest and 15th with 43 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game this season.
The Lakers are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 105.1, and their offensive rating of 101.7 is ranked 23rd. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 24th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 3rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 27th in the league. The 76ers are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.5, and their defensive rating of 106.4 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia -9
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