Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 3/3/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Philadelphia 76ers (37-24) at Los Angeles Lakers (46-13)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -11.5 -- Over/Under: 220 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 109.1 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 23.3 points and 11.8 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 19.2 points and 6.7 rebounds. Ben Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Richardson is dishing 3.1 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost eight straight road games.
The Los Angeles Lakers look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 114.5 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 26.4 points and 9.4 rebounds while LeBron James is averaging 25.5 points and 10.6 assists. Kyle Kuzma is the third double-digit scorer and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have won four straight home games.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The Philadelphia 76ers are still playing without their top-two players, but they're only losing their last five games by an average of three points and nearly beat the Clippers outright as double-digit underdogs over the weekend. The Los Angeles Lakers are hot straight up, but they're incosnsitent with these big numbers, and they're only 3-2 against the spread in their last five games and 11-11-1 against the spread as a double-digit favorite. Anthony Davis is also questionable for this game with a knee injury. This feels like a spot where the Lakers win but it's a bit closer than many expect. Give me the Philadelphia 76ers and the boatload of points.