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The Philadelphia 76ers will be going for their fourth consecutive win when they face the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night. The 76ers are coming off a 108-98 win over Golden State as four-point favorites. The Lakers are coming off a 128-111 loss to New Orleans as 5.5-point underdogs.
Philadelphia is 6-4 in its last 10 games against Los Angeles.
76ers Going For 10th Win In 11 Games
The 76ers are playing well right now and come into this game on a three-game winning streak. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Lakers, which will give them their fourth win in arrow and 10th win in their last 11 contests.
18 PTS / 11 REB / 2 STL@ToBrad1 had himself a night and went perfect from the field for a new career-high.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) March 24, 2021
Philadelphia is one of the best offensive teams in the league, averaging 115 points per game. They finished with 108 points in their last game, making 45.3 percent of their field goals and 29.2 percent of their three-pointers.
Tobias Harris led the way for Philadelphia with 25 points, 13 rebounds, and four assists. Ben Simmons finished with 22 points, eight rebounds, and four assists, while Tony Bradley added 18 points and 11 rebounds for the 76ers.
Philadelphia has also played well defensively, giving up 109.4 points per game. They gave up 98 points in their last game and will need to keep it up if they want to get the win.
Lakers Trying To Snap Three-Game Losing Streak
The Lakers aren’t playing well at the moment and have lost their last three games. They will try to snap their losing streak with a win over the 76ers, which will give them their fifth win in their last eight games.
Unselfish basketball leads to another Wes trey 🏹🏹 pic.twitter.com/ihKCO4Z5YP
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 24, 2021
Los Angeles has struggled offensively, averaging 111.5 points per game. They finished with 111 points in their last game, making 42.4 percent of their field goals and 48.6 percent of their three-pointers.
Montrezl Harrell led the way for Los Angeles with 18 points and six rebounds. Kyle Kuzma finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists, while Markieff Morris added 16 points and seven rebounds for the Lakers.
Los Angeles is one of the best defensive teams in the league, giving up 106.7 points per game. They gave up 128 points in their last game and will need a significantly better performance if they want to win this game.
Los Angeles is:
- 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division.
- 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 games.
- 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference.
The Bottom Line
What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Lakers haven’t played well since LeBron James went down and have struggled offensively without their leading scorer, averaging 99.6 points per game in their last three games. Things won’t get easier for them in this game because the 76ers have one of the best defenses in the league, and they locked down their last three opponents, giving up 101 points per game, despite the fact that Joel Embiid has missed their last six games. They have also done a great job rebounding the ball on both ends, which will limit the Lakers’ scoring opportunities. Defensively, the Lakers have also struggled without James in the lineup, giving up 112.7 points per game. With the 76ers averaging 112.7 points per game in their last three games, while shooting over 49 percent from the field, the Lakers will have a hard time slowing them down, making Philadelphia the best bet here.
Philadelphia 76ers -5.5
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Full-Game Total Pick
The Lakers are averaging 111.5 points per game and play better at home where they are averaging 113.91 points per game. They play at the 15th-fastest pace in the league, averaging 102.9 possessions per game. However, they struggled in their last three games, averaging 99.7 points per game, and will be held under their average by the 76ers, who are giving up 109.4 points per game and held their last three opponents to 101 points per game. The 76ers are averaging 115 points per game, but their average drops to 111.4 points per game on the road. They play at a faster pace, averaging 105 possessions per game. Even though the Lakers have the second-best defense in the league, giving up 106.7 points per game, they have struggled without James in the lineup, giving up 112.7 points per game in their last three games, so expect the 76ers to score enough points to push the score over the total.