Date/Time: 02-10-2019, 15:30 EDT
Spread: Philadelphia 76ers -7
Two squads with playoff hopes for the current season but only one achieving it so far are clashing today, when the Los Angeles Lakers, who have LeBron James back in the lineup and are looking to turn their latest victory into a streak, are visiting the Philadelphia Sixers, who are coming off a win in their last game as well.
Lakers are 28-27 so far in the league and are sitting on the tenth place of the Western Conference. In their latest matchup they ended a 2-game losing skid with a road victory against Boston, 129-128. Sixers are 35-20 so far in the league and are tied with Boston on the fourth place of the Eastern Conference. In their latest matchup they ended a 2-game losing skid with a home victory against Denver, 117-110.
Top Basketball BookmakersLA are led in scoring by LeBron James with 27 ppg. He also adds 7.4 assists and leads the team in rebounding with 8.5 per game, while Kyle Kuzma follows with 18.7 ppg, adding 5.7 rebounds per game. Brandon Ingram adds 16.9 ppg and 4.8 rebounds per game. Philadelphia are led in scoring by Joel Embiid with 27.2 ppg. He also leads the team in rebounding with 13.5 per game, while Jimmy Butler follows with 19 ppg, adding 4.9 rebounds per game. JJ Redick adds 18.6 ppg.
This will be the second meeting between those two teams so far this season, with Philadelphia having won the previous one on the road by 16 points. Philadelphia are 22-6 at home, while LA are 12-15 on the road. Philadelphia have both a better offense with 115.4 ppg to LA’s 112.1 and a better defense, allowing 112.1 ppg to LA’s 112.8. They have almost the same accuracy from the field (47.3% to 47.2%), while Philadelphia have a better accuracy from behind the arc (36% to 33.9%). They are also equal in rebounding (47.1 per game) and commit almost the same number of turnovers (15.3 to 15.5). Philadelphia dish more assists per game (27.3 to 24.8) and they are the favorite for an easy home victory by more than 7 points today.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction: Philadelphia 76ers -7 (-108)