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Lakers host 76ers in basketball action

Philadelphia 76ersLos Angeles Lakers
8-21December 29, 2013, 09:30 | STAPLES Center13-17

STAPLES Center features an NBA battle between the host Los Angeles Lakers and the visiting Philadelphia 76ers in betting action on Sunday.

The 76ers will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 11-18 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Lakers are 18-12 ATS. Philadelphia is 19-10 against the total, while Los Angeles is 15-15 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Philadelphia 76ers vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds and Stats.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Lakers rated this week at No. 24 and the 76ers sitting at No. 30. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 93-88 result in favor of the Lakers today.

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. The 76ers got a terrific 30-point performance from Thaddeus Young but Phoenix handed them a 115-101 defeat on Saturday at US Airways Center.

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. The Lakers endured a 105-103 loss at the hands of the Jazz on Friday, despite a 21-point effort from Nick Young at EnergySolutions Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting 76ers rank No. 7 in the league with 45.14 per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 19 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Los Angeles is the NBA’s No. 4-ranked team at 9.37 per game, while the 76ers rate No. 15 with 7.55 per contest.

Next up:
Philadelphia at Denver, Wednesday, January 1st
Los Angeles home to Milwaukee, Tuesday, December 31st