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Lakers’ Sloppy Defense Is Primed To Be Exposed By 76ers

The Los Angeles Lakers’ defense has sprung a major leak of late and five straight losses have mounted as a result. L.A. will look to right the ship in the City of Brotherly Love on Thursday.

MyBookie opened the Sixers as 7.5-point home favorites with a total of 221.5.

SHARK BITES
  • The Lakers are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games after consecutive ATS losses.
  • The favored team is 29-11 SU in the last 40 games in this matchup.
  • The total has gone OVER in five of the Lakers’ last seven games as underdog.

Los Angeles is allowing an average of 118.6 points during the slide and recently fell 118-95 to the Houston Rockets at home on Sunday. No. 2 overall pick Lonzo Ball is dealing with a calf injury, which is clearly hurting his play right now. Ball was limited to 22 minutes in Sunday’s setback and went 0-for-4 from the field, lowering his shooting percentage on the year to 31.3.

Unlike the Lakers, the 76ers are showing some major signs of improvement in 2017-18 and own a 13-10 SU record as a result. Star rookie point guard Ben Simmons fought off an illness to collect 20 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and six steals in Monday’s 115-101 setback to the Phoenix Suns. Backup point guard T.J. McConnell sat out the last three games but is expected to play tonight.

Philly has been a fantastic bet this season, and if you haven’t been paying attention, it’s time to listen up. In the 76ers’ last 20 games, they’re 14-6 ATS.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Oddsmakers at BetOnline opened the Philadelphia 76ers as 9-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 222.5 earlier at Bovada.

OddsShark computer score prediction models pick a possible 115-103 win for the 76ers on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Philadelphia 76ers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Lakers will try to spoil the party on Thursday; they are 10-13 against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Philadelphia 76ers are 15-8 ATS. Los Angeles is 11-12 vs the betting total points scored; Philadelphia is 12-11. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The 76ers sit at No. 11 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Lakers are at No. 20 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 6-ranked offense (109.1 PPG) against a Los Angeles defense that ranks No. 26 at 108.67 PPG. The 76ers have averaged 46.04% from the field per game, more than the Lakers have managed so far this NBA season (45.9% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Lakers were blown out by Houston on Sunday, losing by a 118-95 final at Staples Center in basketball betting action.

Joel Embiid poured in 22 points and chipped in with 12 rebounds in a losing cause for Philadelphia on Monday, as the Suns rolled to a 115-101 victory over Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center.

Betting Trends
  • LA is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • LA is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA's last 9 games
  • LA is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 14-6 ATS in its last 20 games
  • Philadelphia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Philadelphia is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Charlotte, Saturday, December 9
Philadelphia at Cleveland, Saturday, December 9

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