Lakers at 76ers 12/7/17 - NBA Picks & Predictions
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Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers
NBA: 8:00 PM EST
Dec. 07, 2017
Latest Odds : PHI -7.5 Total 221
In the first game of a Thursday night NBA on TNT doubleheader, the Los Angeles Lakers will battle the Philadelphia 76ers from the Wells Fargo Arena. The Lakers have dropped five straight games and rank 26th in scoring defense at 109.3 points per game. On Sunday, Los Angeles was outscored by 15 points during the second quarter of a 118-95 home loss versus Houston. The Lakers turned the ball over 21 times and shot just 38 percent from the field.
Rookie F Kyle Kuzma led five Los Angeles players in double figures with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Brandon Ingram added 18 points and nine rebounds in a losing effort for the Lakers.
The Philadelphia 76ers are currently three games above .500 overall and looking like a playoff contender in the Eastern Conference. On Monday, the 76ers were outscored by 13 points during the second quarter of a disappointing 115-101 home loss versus Phoenix. Philadelphia converted on just 7-for-30 from long range and shot 43 percent overall.
All five Philadelphia starters scored in double figures and were led by J.J. Redick with 25 points. Joel Embiid contributed 22 points and 12 rebounds on the evening.
Recent Betting Trends:
Lakers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games.
76ers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games.
Under is 5-2 in Lakers last 7 road games.
Under is 5-2 in 76ers last 7 home games.
Lakers are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Philadelphia.
Free Betting Pick: UNDER 221
Los Angeles rookie G Lonzo Ball (calves) was a full participant during Tuesday’s practice and is listed as questionable for this matchup. These two squads rank in the top ten in defensive efficiency, so the under is worth a look. However, I like the talented 76ers to extend the Lakers’ woes. Final Score Prediction, Philadelphia 76ers win but fall short ATS in lower scoring game 106-101.