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The Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at STAPLES Center.

Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 115-101 result against the Suns on December 28. The 76ers failed to cover in that game as a 10-point underdog, while the 216 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 105-103 loser as they battled the Jazz on the road. The Lakers covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 208 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Philadelphia:
Team record: 8-21 SU, 11-18 ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 11 of last 16 games on the road
is 3-8 SU in their last 11 games when playing LA Lakers

When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Denver are 2-8
After playing Phoenix are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

Los Angeles:
Team record: 13-17 SU, 18-12 ATS
Current streak: lost 4 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
LA Lakers are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
LA Lakers are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing Philadelphia

When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After playing Utah are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Next up:
Philadelphia at Denver, Wednesday, January 1
LA Lakers home to Milwaukee, Tuesday, December 31