Sunday, March 12, 2017
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The Philadelphia 76ers head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, March 12, 2017. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 3 point favorites.
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The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 23-41. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.2 as they are averaging 101.8 points per game while giving up 108.0 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 20-45. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.3 points per game and surrendering 111.0, good for a point differential of -6.7.
Robert Covington comes into this game averaging 12.6 points per contest while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this year for the 76ers. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per contest and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Jahlil Okafor averages 11.6 points per game in 23 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Jordan Clarkson averages 14.1 points per game while playing 27.7 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Julius Randle averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
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Philadelphia averages 101.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.13 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 16.8 per game. The 76ers allow 108 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 104.3 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.68 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 6th with 15.2 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 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 25.3 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Lakers force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
The 76ers have an offensive rating of 102.7 and a defensive rating of 108.8. In terms of pace they average 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Philadelphia turns the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Lakers rating on offense is 105.9 and they have a defensive rating of 112.7. They get 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 39-25-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 33-31-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 28-35-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 35-29-1 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
03/10/17 G Gerald Henderson Hip "?" Saturday vs. LA Clippers
03/10/17 C Jahlil Okafor Knee probable Saturday vs. LA Clippers
03/01/17 C Joel Embiid Knee out for season
02/24/17 F Ben Simmons Knee out for season
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia +3
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