The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to get back on track as they host the Philadelphia 76ers at the Staples Center this Thursday. The 2020-21 NBA champions go head to head with the top team in the Eastern Conference, putting this 76ers vs. Lakers clash under the radar of both basketball fans and betting enthusiasts. Despite missing key players, this gives us a chance to see the depth of each team and how they cope without their star players.
NitroBetting news shares important information leading to the game. We highlight important team details, betting trends, and share our very own betting predictions to help you lock in winning bets.
76ers vs. Lakers Game Information
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- When: Thursday, March 25, 2021, 10:00 PM ET
- Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles
- TV: NBA TV / TNT
- Radio: WPEN 97.5 (76ers) / 710 ESPNLA (Lakers)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: TBA
Why Bet on the Philadelphia 76ers?
Joel Embiid’s absence is taking a toll on the 76er’s defense. They are also missing Seth Curry due to injury, leaving Philly without one of its most prominent snipers. This means Tobias Harris and Ben Simmons now share a heavier load, especially on offense. In their last game against the Warriors, Simmons recorded 22 points and 8 rebounds while Tobias led the scoring for the team with 25 points and 13 rebounds. Covering for the 3-point shooting is Furkan Korkmaz, who is doing a respectable job at hitting the long shots.
Nonetheless, the 76ers are doing well without the services of two starters. They are riding a 3-game winning streak, taking down Golden State, Sacramento, and New York in succession. Expect Tobias Harris to pave the way for the team once again in the 76ers vs. Lakers game.
Why Bet on the Los Angeles Lakers?
The Lakers face more issues as two of the team’s star players, Anthony Davis and LeBron James, sidelined by injuries. After a strong start in the first half of the regular season, they find themselves in a 3-game losing streak without their key players. Davis has been out for several weeks with a calf injury and is expected to return in April. Meanwhile, LeBron James recently suffered an ankle injury, with no exact timeline on his return.
As it stands, the Lakers are no longer as dominant offensively as they were just several weeks ago. They currently sit at No. 20 in scoring (111.5 points per game). Regardless, the defending NBA champions have to bounce back and work something out. This means putting more load on Kyle Kuzma, Dennis Schroder, and Montrezl Harrell.
76ers vs. Lakers Betting Trends
- The 76ers are 5-0 on the road in its last 5 games.
- The 76ers are 4-1 against the spread in its last 5 road games.
- The totals have gone under in 5 of the 76ers’ last 10 games.
- The Lakers are 6-4 against the spread in its last 10 games.
- The Lakers are 5-5 at home in its last 10 games.
- The totals have gone under in the 5 of the Lakers’ last 10 games.
76ers vs. Lakers Expert Betting Predictions
This is the second and final meeting between the 76ers and the Lakers in the regular season, with the Sixers narrowly escaping the first game with a 1-point win. Since then, the team has been showcasing some of the best basketball we’ve seen come out of Philadelphia, putting starters and bench players to good use.
Without James and Davis on the floor, questions raise whether the Lakers can keep up with the pace of top teams in the leagues. However, we still see the current Lakers squad grinding it out in games, and once they make the necessary adjustments, anticipate a close scoreline between the two.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.