Philadelphia 76ers vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 1/15/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Sunday, January 15, 2023
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet
The Los Angeles Lakers will try to beat the Philadelphia 76ers at Crypto.com Arena on Sunday.
The 76ers faced off with the Thunder and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 133-114 in their last contest. Philadelphia finished having earned a 44.3% FG percentage (39 of 88) and made 11 out of their 36 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the 76ers knocked down 25 of 27 attempts for a percentage of 92.6%. In terms of hauling in boards, they earned 39 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 30 assists in this contest while forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and earning 4 steals. Pertaining to defense, Philadelphia allowed their opponent to shoot 51.2% from the floor on 44 of 86 shooting. Oklahoma City recorded 28 assists and had 7 steals for the game. In addition, Oklahoma City pulled down 39 boards (5 offensive, 34 defensive) and earned 3 blocks. Oklahoma City ended up going 93.9% from the free throw line by knocking down 31 of 33 shots. They also made 14 out of their 33 attempts from beyond the arc. With respect to personal fouls, the 76ers ended up finishing with 29 and the Thunder totaled 22 personal fouls.
Joel Embiid is someone who was a contributor for the game. Embiid walked away from this one shooting 58.8% from the field and dished out 2 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 28 mins and grabbed 10 boards. He accumulated 30 points on 10 out of 17 shooting.
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Philadelphia enters this one with a win-loss record of 25-16 on the season. They are losing possession via turnover 14.2 times per game and as a team are committing 20.8 fouls per contest. As a team, Philadelphia is pulling in 40.8 boards per contest and has tallied 1,025 dimes this season, which is 20th in the NBA in terms of passing. The 76ers are shooting 37.8% from downtown (520 of 1,375) and 82.6% from the charity stripe. They average 113.7 pts per game (16th in the NBA) on 47.9% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the 76ers are forcing their opponents into 15.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.7 fouls. They currently rank 5th in the league in giving up assists with 987 relinquished this year. The 76ers defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.6% (1,636 of 3,510) and they surrender 42.8 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They give up 34.4% on 3-point shots and they are 3rd in the league in PPG allowed (110.0).
When they last played, the Lakers went home defeated by a final of 119-115 against the Mavericks. When talking about cleaning the glass, Los Angeles permitted Dallas to collect 54 in total (3 offensive). They finished 33.3% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 14 out of 42 and ended up going 9 out of 17 at the free throw line (52.9%). The Lakers allowed the Mavericks to make 48 of 96 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 50.0% for the contest. Overall, the Lakers finished shooting 44 for 112 from the field which gave them a percentage of 39.3%. In the matter of shots from 3-point land, Los Angeles knocked down 10 of 41 tries (24.4%). They were able to make 17 of the free throws for a rate of 63.0%. The Mavericks committed 26 fouls in this game which took the Lakers to the free throw line for a total of 27 shots. They coughed up the ball 9 times, while earning 7 steals in this contest. The Lakers earned 42 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards for a total of 56 for the contest.
Russell Westbrook was important for the Lakers in the game. Westbrook accumulated 28 points in his 40 minutes of playing time and accounted for 5 dimes in this matchup. He made 10 out of 23 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 43.5%, and had 7 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a win-loss record of 19-23 so far this year. The Lakers are responsible for committing 18.5 personal fouls per contest and they go 79.1% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 25.0 times per contest (15th in the league) and they turn the ball over 14.8 times per contest. Los Angeles has accumulated 4,898 pts this year (116.6 per contest) and they collect 45.2 boards per game. As an offense, the Lakers are shooting 48.3% from the field, which has them ranked 6th in basketball.
The Los Angeles defense gives up 34.7% on shots from behind the 3-point line (528 of 1,522) and opponents are connecting on 75.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 25.9 dimes and 45.4 boards every game, which is 23rd and 26th in the league. The Lakers on the defensive end are ranked 27th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 117.9. They are forcing 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 47.3% from the field (19th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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