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The Los Angeles Lakers will be going for their fourth consecutive win when they face the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. The Lakers are coming off a 115-108 win over Cleveland as 12-point favorites. The 76ers are coming off a 119-104 loss to Detroit as 4.5-point favorites.
Philadelphia is 6-4 in its last 10 games against Los Angeles.
Lakers Going For 11th Consecutive Road Win
The Lakers have the best record in the league and come into this game on a 10-game road winning streak. They will be trying to pick up their fourth win in a row and 11th consecutive road win when they play on Wednesday night.
Los Angeles has played well offensively, averaging 114.3 points per game. They finished with 115 points in their last game, making 48.3 percent of their field goals and 31.3 percent of their three-pointers.
LeBron James led the way for Los Angeles against his former team with 46 points, eight rebounds, and six assists. Anthony Davis finished with 17 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, and three steals, while Montrezl Harrell added 15 points and six rebounds for the Lakers.
Los Angeles is one of the best defensive teams in the league, giving up 104.5 points per game. They gave up 108 points in their last game and will need a similar effort if they want to get the win.
76ers Trying To Bounce Back From Loss
The 76ers had their three-game winning streak snapped by Detroit in their last game. They will be trying to bounce back from the loss with a win over the Lakers, which will give them their fourth win in their last five games.
Philadelphia has a very good offense and is averaging 113.7 points per game. They finished with 104 points in their last game, making 42.6 percent of their field goals and 32.1 percent of their three-pointers.
Tobias Harris led the way for Philadelphia with 25 points and seven rebounds. Tyrese Maxey finished with 17 points and three steals, while Ben Simmons added 11 points, four rebounds, and four assists for the 76ers.
Philadelphia hasn’t been as good defensively, giving up 110.7 points per game. They gave up 119 points in their last game and will need a better performance if they want to win this game.
- 5-10 ATS in their last 15 games played on a Wednesday.
Los Angeles is:
- 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.
- 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
The Bottom Line
What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Lakers have been great on the road, winning all 10 road games they have played. Even though the 76ers have played well offensively, Embiid missed their last game and is questionable for this game, which means they will struggle to score against the Lakers, who have the second-best defense in the league and play better on the road. Defensively, the 76ers have also played well, but they struggled without their anchor in their last game. They are playing their fourth game in five days and won’t have the energy to handle the Lakers, who are playing well offensively during this road trip. With the Lakers covering in seven of their last 10 road games, Los Angeles makes the most sense here.
Los Angeles Lakers -3.5
Full-Game Total Pick
The 76ers have turned things around defensively and have done a great job at home where they are giving up 109 points per game in their last three home games. With the Lakers averaging 109.6 points per game in their last three road games and the team ranked 20th in possessions per game, expect the 76ers to keep them under their average in this game. The Lakers have also played well defensively, and are giving up 101.3 points per game during this road trip. Even though the 76ers are averaging 121.3 points per game in their last three home games, they won’t score enough points to push the score over the total. The 76ers and Lakers have played under the total in six of their last 10 games.