Philadelphia 76ers at Los Angeles Lakers - 3/25/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Lakers (28-16) vs Philadelphia 76ers (31-13)
Game Info: Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers +4.5 -- Over/Under: 211.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for a win after winning 11 of their last 13 games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 115 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 109.4 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 29.9 points and 11.5 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 20.8 points and 3.6 assists. Ben Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Shake Milton is dishing 3.1 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 111.5 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.4 points and 7.9 rebounds while Anthony Davis is averaging 22.5 points and three assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game.
The 76ers are 15-34-3 ATS in their last 52 road games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Lakers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 4-1 in 76ers last 5 overall. The under is 5-2 in Lakers last 7 overall. The 76ers are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Los Angeles and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Philadelphia 76ers continue to pile up the victories and are winning their last five games by an average of 6.8 points. The Los Angeles Lakers have been blown out in back to back games without LeBron and AD, and it's hard to get excited about this team until at least one of them returns. I just can't get behind the Lakers unless getting a decent amount of points. The Lakers are a complete mess without their two best players on the court. Give me the 76ers and the reasonable chalk.