Philadelphia 76ers vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 3/23/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
The Philadelphia 76ers (44-27) are headed to Crypto.com Arena on Wednesday where they will attempt to beat the Los Angeles Lakers (31-41).
The 76ers faced the Heat and took home the win by a score of 113-106 in their last game. Philadelphia walked away from the game having earned a 50.0% FG percentage (43 of 86) and made 15 out of their 37 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the 76ers knocked down 12 of 16 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. Concerning pulling down rebounds, they earned 45 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 26 assists for the matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 4 turnovers and having 6 steals. Concerning the defense, Philadelphia allowed the other team to shoot 47.5% from the field on 38 out of 80 shooting. Miami doled out 34 assists and had 23 steals in this contest. Additionally, Miami pulled down 30 rebounds (4 offensive, 26 defensive) and got 4 rejections. Miami finished 100.0% when shooting free throws by making 20 of 20 tries. They also made 10 of 33 tries from distance. When talking about personal fouls, the 76ers finished with 20 while the Heat had 12 personal fouls.
Tyrese Maxey is a player who was a contributor in the matchup. He ended up finishing with 28 points on 9 of 15 shooting. He played for 28 minutes played and grabbed 5 rebounds. Maxey finished 60.0% from the floor and dished out 4 dimes.
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Philadelphia comes into this matchup with a mark of 44-27 on the campaign. They lose possession via turnover 12.4 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 19.5 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Philadelphia is collecting 42.2 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,641 assists for the season, which has them ranked 25th in the NBA in terms of passing. The 76ers are shooting 35.9% on three-point shots (801 of 2,234) and 82.0% from the free throw line. They are averaging 108.5 points per game (21st in the NBA) on 46.1% from the floor.
Defensively, the 76ers have forced 13.1 turnovers every game while drawing 19.4 personal fouls. They are 4th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,649 surrendered on the year. The 76ers are allowing a FG percentage of 45.4% (2,793 of 6,146) and they surrender 44.7 rebounds per contest as a unit. They surrender 34.2% from beyond the arc and they rank 7th in the NBA in points per game allowed (106.5).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Lakers took home the win by a final score of 131-120 against the Cavaliers. The Lakers recorded 32 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 41 in this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 8 times, while earning 7 steals for this contest. The Cavaliers earned 12 fouls in this contest which took the Lakers to the charity stripe for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to knock down 13 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 81.3%. With regard to three-point shots, Los Angeles made 12 out of 32 attempts (37.5%). In all, the Lakers finished 53 out of 94 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 56.4%. The Lakers allowed the Cavaliers to make 45 of 86 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 52.3% in this contest. They went 35.9% from three-point range by going 14 out of 39 and ended up going 16 out of 19 at the charity stripe (84.2%). With respect to attacking the glass, Los Angeles allowed Cleveland to pull down 30 in all (8 on the offensive side).
LeBron James ended up being a factor for the Lakers for this contest. He buried 17 of 29 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 58.6%, and had 11 rebounds. James racked up 38 points in his 41 mins on the court and had 12 assists in the game.
Los Angeles has a mark of 31-41 on the campaign. The Lakers commit 20.2 fouls every game and they connect on 72.9% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 24.2 times per game (15th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.7 times per contest. Los Angeles has totaled 8,027 pts this season (111.5 per contest) and they pull in 44.1 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Lakers are hitting on 46.7% from the field, which has them ranked 10th in the NBA.
The Los Angeles defense surrenders 35.1% on 3-point attempts (908 of 2,587) and opponents are converting on 74.2% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 25.9 assists and 47.1 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 27th and 26th in the league. The Lakers on defense are ranked 26th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 114.1. They are forcing their opponents into 14.4 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.5% from the floor (20th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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