Lakers vs 76ers predictions 1/25/20 NBA Picks & Betting Tips
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -4.5
Al Horford and the Philadelphia 76ers (29-17, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) play the Los Angeles Lakers (36-9, 1st in the Pacific Division) at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The spread on this matchup has Los Angeles as 4.5 point favorites. The O/U opens at 216.5.
The Lakers are covering the spread 54.5% of the time, having gone 24-20-1 ATS. Philadelphia is covering the spread 45.2% of the time, going 19-23-4 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
10/19/19 C DeMarcus Cousins Knee is out for season
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
01/23/20 SG Josh Richardson Hamstring is out indefinitely
01/09/20 PF Joel Embiid Finger is out indefinitely
LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 25.2 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 70%. Anthony Davis averages 26.3 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 9.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Al Horford averages 12.5 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 4.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Tobias Harris averages 19.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 114.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 45.7 rebounds per game and 25.9 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.8 per game. The Lakers allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 23.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 22nd in the league with 108.4 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 46.0 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 26.4. The 76ers are 17th in turnovers per game with 14.6. The 76ers surrender 105.1 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 21.8 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 41.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game.
The Lakers are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 105.5, and their offensive rating of 113.2 is ranked 3rd. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 5th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 26th in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 13th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The 76ers are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 105.8, and their offensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 5th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 15th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles -4.5
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