Philadelphia 76ers at Los Angeles Lakers - 3/23/22 NBA Picks and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (31-41) vs Philadelphia 76ers (44-27)
Game Info: Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Crypto.com Arena)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers +7.5 -- Over/Under: 231.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the crypto.com Arena. The Philadelphia 76ers look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Lakers need a win after losing 10 of their last 14 games.
The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 108.7 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 30 points and 4.4 assists, while James Harden is averaging 22.9 points and 10.7 assists. Tobias Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Tyrese Maxey is dishing 4.3 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 82.2 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 111.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 114 points on 46.4 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 29.8 points and 8.2 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 23.1 points and 9.7 rebounds. Russell Westbrook is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.
The 76ers are 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Lakers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games and 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The under is 4-1 in 76ers last 5 overall. The over is 6-2 in Lakers last 8 overall. The 76ers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Philadelphia 76ers have been a bit shaky over the last week or so, and I'm not thrilled to lay big chalk with them on the road. With that said, the Los Angeles Lakers have been disappointing all season long, and they have a history of rolling over against quality competition. We've been burned by the Lakers all season long, and it's to the point where I'm just not going to back them until they can show us consistent progress. It's the 76ers or pass for me.
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Randy’s Pick Philadelphia 76ers -7.5
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