Philadelphia 76ers at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/15/2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 3 point favorites.
The 76ers head into this matchup with a mark of 7-6. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.5 as they are averaging 108.0 points per contest while giving up 109.5 per game. The Lakers have an overall record of 6-8. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 103.3 points per game and surrendering 105.9, good for a point differential of -2.6.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 9-4-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 8-5-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 7-7-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 5-9-0 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/13/17 C Jahlil Okafor Illness is "?" Wednesday vs. LA Lakers
11/08/17 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist is out indefinitely
10/25/17 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
11/02/17 F Larry Nance Jr. Thumb is out indefinitely
Joel Embiid averages 20.9 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 10.8 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. Ben Simmons comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 9.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 61%.
Lonzo Ball averages 9.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 7.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 31% and his free throw percentage is 50%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.5 points per game while playing 21.4 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers allow 109.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league. Philadelphia averages 108 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.46 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 47.8 rebounds per game and 26.3 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 18.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers surrender 105.9 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 20.8 assists allowed per contest, and 24th with 45.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per game this season. Los Angeles is 21st in the league with 103.3 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.57. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 46.8 boards per game and 18th in assists per contest with 21.6. The Lakers are 2nd in turnovers per game with 18.1.
The 76ers are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.9, and their defensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 103 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Philadelphia is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 22nd in the league.
Los Angeles is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 26th in the league. The Lakers are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 99.2, and their defensive rating of 101.7 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 22nd. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia -3
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