Los Angeles Lakers vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 1/27/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-2)
The Los Angeles Lakers (14-4) go to Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday where they'll take on the Philadelphia 76ers (12-6). Los Angeles opens this matchup as 2-point favorites. The total is set at 221.
The Los Angeles Lakers faced the Cleveland Cavaliers and walked away with a win by a score of 115-108 in their last contest. Los Angeles finished with a 48.3% FG percentage (42 of 87) and converted 10 out of their 32 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Lakers converted 21 of their 28 shots for a percentage of 75.0%. In the matter of rebounding, they compiled a total of 40 with 15 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 21 assists for the game as well as having 7 steals and 7 rejections. Concerning defense, Los Angeles allowed their opponent to shoot 46.5% from the floor on 40 of 86 shooting. Cleveland earned 19 assists and had 8 steals for this game. Additionally, the Cavaliers grabbed 44 rebounds (15 offensive, 29 defensive) and got 3 blocked shots. Cleveland finished 86.4% when shooting free throws by converting 19 of their 22 shots. They also made 9 of 21 attempts from beyond the arc.
LeBron James is someone who was a factor in the matchup. He accumulated 46 points on 19 of 26 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 38:07 mins and also snagged 8 boards. James finished shooting 73.1% from the field and totaled 6 dimes. An additional guy that was a factor in the game for the Lakers was Anthony Davis. He grabbed 10 rebounds and had 4 assists. He finished shooting 31.3% from the floor in the game by connecting on 5-of-16 (17 points). In all, Davis played for 35:38 minutes.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 14-4 on the year. They turn it over 15.1 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 18.6 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Los Angeles is snagging 47.2 boards per game and has tallied 449 assists this year, which has them ranked 4th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Lakers are shooting 38.9% from downtown (220 of 566) and 75.9% from the free throw line. They are averaging 114.3 points per contest (8th in the NBA) on 48.4% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Lakers are forcing their opponents into 14.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 21.1 personal fouls. They are ranked 23rd in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 427 surrendered so far this season. The Lakers defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 44.7% (256 of 380) and they surrender 41.9 rebounds per game as a group. They are surrendering 34.0% from 3-point land while they are 2nd in the league in points per game allowed (104.5).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Philadelphia 76ers took a loss by a score of 119-104 when they played the Detroit Pistons. The 76ers were able to collect 23 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 36 in the matchup. They also blocked 3 shots while getting 12 steals in this game. The Pistons committed 20 personal fouls for this game which got the 76ers to the charity stripe for a total of 20 shots. They were able to bury 15 of the free throws for a clip of 75.0%. Concerning 3-point attempts, Philadelphia knocked down 9 of their 28 tries (32.1%). When this game wrapped up, the 76ers ended up shooting 40 out of 94 from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.6%. The 76ers permitted the Pistons to make 35 of their 70 tries from the floor which had them shooting 50.0% in the game. They went 44.7% from 3-point land by shooting 17 out of 38 and ended up shooting 32 out of 38 from the free throw line (84.2%). When talking about how they attacked the glass, Philadelphia permitted Detroit to snag 47 overall (11 on the offensive glass).
Tobias Harris ended up having an impact for the 76ers in this matchup. He converted 10 out of 19 for the matchup for a rate of 52.6%, which had him finishing with 25 points. Harris snagged 7 boards in his 29:52 minutes of time on the hardwood and earned 2 assists for the contest. Someone else that played a role for Philadelphia was Tyrese Maxey. He ended up with 17 points in 20:58 mins on the hardwood by way of 6 out of 12 shooting in this matchup. Maxey wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the floor and also totaling 2 dimes and 2 rebounds.
Philadelphia has a mark of 12-6 for the season. Philadelphia has scored 2,047 points for the year (113.7 per contest) and they snag 46.2 rebounds per game. The 76ers are responsible for committing 20.8 fouls per game while shooting 77.0% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the ball, the 76ers are shooting 47.5% from the field, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. They are assisting teammates 24.0 times per game (19th in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 16.4 times per game. The 76ers on defense are ranked 15th in basketball in PPG given up with 110.7. They are able to force 15.3 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 44.2% from the floor (3rd in the NBA). The Philadelphia defense allows 37.1% on shots from 3-point land (234 of 630) and their opposition knocks down 76.1% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 25.5 assists and 44.1 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 24th and 10th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+2)
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