Philadelphia 76ers vs Los Angeles Lakers Predictions, NBA Picks Against the Spread 3/3/2020
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -13
Kyle Kuzma and the Los Angeles Lakers (46-13, 1st in the Pacific Division) host the Philadelphia 76ers (37-24, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) at Staples Center on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Philadelphia opens this contest as 13 point dogs. The total is set at 219.
The 76ers cover the spread 45.6% of the time, having gone 26-31-4 ATS. Los Angeles is covering 55.2% of the time, going 32-26-1 against the spread.
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
03/01/20 SG Josh Richardson Concussion left last game, is questionable Tuesday vs LA Lakers
02/27/20 PF Joel Embiid Shoulder is out indefinitely
02/24/20 SG Ben Simmons Back is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
03/01/20 SG Alex Caruso Hamstring is questionable Tuesday vs Philadelphia
03/01/20 PF Anthony Davis Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Philadelphia
Tobias Harris averages 19.2 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Al Horford comes into this contest averaging 11.7 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Anthony Davis averages 26.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.4 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Kyle Kuzma averages 12.7 points per game while playing 24.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers allow 107.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league. Philadelphia averages 109.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 45.5 rebounds per game and 25.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 12th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers surrender 107.1 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 23.4 assists allowed per contest, and 1st with 42.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game. Los Angeles is 7th in the league with 114.5 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 7.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 46.1 boards per game and 7th in assists per contest with 26.1. The Lakers are 9th in turnovers per game with 15.1.
The 76ers are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 107.5, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 6th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 16th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Philadelphia is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 21st in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 11th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 25th in the league. The Lakers are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.1, and their defensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia +13
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