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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers
November 27, 2023
The Los Angeles Lakers hit the road and are set to clash against the Philadelphia 76ers Monday night inside the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. They tip it off at 7:00 pm.
Bookmaker has the 76ers installed as a -5 point favorite.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Preview
The Lakers (10-7) have been on a nice little run of late as they have won four of five overall and are starting to play much better basketball over the last two weeks. They are getting some nice production from their veterans and their bench is starting to contribute as well.
On offense, they are led by future HOF'er forward LeBron James who is still putting up some big time numbers at his advanced age. The veteran 38-year-old is averaging just over 25 points per game and is logging a ton of minutes. He is playing 33 minutes per contest and does not seem to be slowing down at all
He is getting some help from teammate Anthony Davis, who when healthy is playing at a very high and productive level. He is netting around 22 a game and might not be able to go Monday night as he is nursing a hip injury. He also hauls down around nine boards per game and plays both ends of the floor. They will miss his interior presence in the lane if he can not go. Look for them to push the pace and try to catch the 76ers off guard in transition.
Los Angeles connects on 49% from the floor, including 34% from beyond the arc.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Preview
The 76ers (11-5) have cooled off a bit since their nice little run of eight wins in a row. Since that streak, they have four of six and five of seven overall, including two back to back bad losses. However, they did rebound and earn a 127-123 wild win over the young and rising Oklahoma City Thunder.
In that game, 76ers star center Joel Embiid erupted for 35 points and 11 rebounds in a monster effort and win by Philadelphia, which shot 13-of-41 from beyond the arc in that contest.
Embiid is netting a team-high 32 points in the win and he is finally getting some big-time help from rising star Tyrese Maxey who has really stepped up into a bigger role this season. He is able to put the ball on the floor and go right to the rim and he is averaging 26 a game which is six more than last season.
The 76ers will force feed the ball inside and let Embiid do what he does best.
Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick
The 76ers are 3-2 in their last five games and 3-2 in their last five games against the number and a very solid 5-2 in their road games against the number. The totals have gone over in three of their last five games. The Lakers are 4-1 in their last five games and 3-2 in their last five games against the spread. The Lakers are 4-4 in their road games against the number.
76ers will take advantage of a banged up Davis.
Spooky Express Pick: Philadelphia 76ers -5
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