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76ers visit Lakers in NBA clash

Philadelphia 76ersLos Angeles Lakers
Jan 1, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Philadelphia 76ers vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds

14-17TEAM RECORD15-15

The Lakers will try to pay off for their supporters on Tuesday when they play host to the 76ers at STAPLES Center in NBA wagering action.

Supporters of the 76ers have seen them go 14-17 and 14-17 ATS so far this season, while the Lakers are at 15-15 and 13-17 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Lakers are 16-14, while the 76ers are 18-13.

View Philadelphia vs LA Lakers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Lakers sat as 9-point favorites. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 202.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Lakers sit at No. 8 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the 76ers are at No. 23 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Lakers will win this game 101-95.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting 76ers rank No. 19 in the league with 41.5 per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 3 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Los Angeles is the NBA’s No. 3-ranked team at 9 per game, while the 76ers rate No. 18 with 6.5 per contest.

Defensively, the 76ers feature the league's No. 7-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.4 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Philadelphia was an 89-85 loser on the road against the Trail Blazers. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (174) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Jrue Holiday went off for 29 points and added 9 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Portland defeated Philadelphia, 89-85 at Rose Garden.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 104-87 winner as they battled the Trail Blazers at home. The Lakers covered in the match as a 9.5-point favorite, while 191 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Portland was scorched by Kobe Bryant for 27 points as the Lakers defated the Trail Blazers 104-87 in NBA action on Friday.

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Phoenix are 5-5
After playing Portland are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing LA Clippers are 8-2
After playing Portland are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few 76ers at Lakers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Philadelphia's last 19 games
Philadelphia is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Philadelphia is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
LA Lakers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
LA Lakers are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games at home

Next up:
Philadelphia at Phoenix, Wednesday, January 2
LA Lakers at LA Clippers, Friday, January 4