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Dan Hunter 25 Mar 2021
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Philadelphia 76ers @ Los Angeles Lakers Tips

The Philadelphia 76ers take on the LA Lakers this Friday (March 26) in an NBA inter-conference regular-season game. Both of these teams are flying high in their respective conferences, with the Lakers 4th in the Western Conference, and the 76ers leading the Eastern Conference. 

This will be the second time that Philadelphia and Los Angeles have played each other this season; these two teams met in January when the 76ers eked out a victory by the narrowest of margins 107-106. 

While the Lakers go into this game off the back of three straight defeats, the 76ers have won nine of their last 10 games. Based off both teams current form, I’m backing Philadelphia score a comprehensive victory over Los Angeles by at least 10 points on Friday.

  • 76ers top of Eastern Conference
  • 76ers 31-13 this season
  • Lakers 4th in Western Conference
  • Lakers 28-16 this season

Head to Head

The Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers have played each other a total of 284 times, with the Lakers leading their head-to-head by 146 wins to 138.  Because these teams currently play in different conferences, they don’t face each other as often as if they shared the same conference. 

Over the past three seasons they have met just five times, with the 76ers leading 4-1. In their most recent game which took place on January 26 of this year, Philadelphia won by the narrowest possible margin; 107-106.

Philadelphia 76ersForm

The Philadelphia 76ers are currently top of the NBA Eastern Conference with a record of 31 wins against 13 defeats, which equates to a 0.705 win percentage, a stat only bettered by the Utah Jazz. Philadelphia have been in phenomenal form of late, scoring nine wins in their last 10 games.

The 76ers are second only to the Utah Jazz in the NBA league, and if we take into consideration Utah are 5-5 in their last 10 games compared to Philadelphia’s 9-1 ledger, it’s surely just a matter of time before the 76ers become the best team in the NBA this season.

Los Angeles Lakers Form

Like the Montreal Canadiens in the NHL and the Yankees in MLB, the LA Lakers are the most decorated team ever to play in the NBA. As the defending champions and the team in which the world’s no.1 player – LeBron James – chooses to ply his trade, much is expected of the Lakers this season. 

However, to say that the Lakers’ performances this season have been erratic is an understatement; Los Angeles have displayed a worrying lack of consistency during the first three months of this year, exemplified by the fact that since coming back from the week-long  break for the NBA All-Star game, the Lakers have followed up four-straight wins with three-straight defeats.

The third of those losses took place on Wednesday (March 24) when they were well beaten by the New Orleans Pelicans 128-111.

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Philadelphia 76ers @ Los Angeles Lakers takes place at 1:00 PM (AEDT) on Friday, March 26

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The Philadelphia 76ers have won three NBA championships, the last one in 1983. Could this be the year they end their current 38-year championship drought? Philly are certainly making a strong case for themselves with their rock-solid consistency all season and current run of form.

The LA Lakers normally pride themselves on being able to raise their game when playing the best teams. However they have recently been well beaten by Utah, Phoenix (twice), Charlotte, and were even thrashed by the lowly ranked New Orleans Pelicans.

Based off both teams current form, I’m backing Philadelphia to defeat Los Angeles on Friday by at least 10 points in a game that will feature around 230 points.
Best Bet: Philadelphia Winner @-178.57 at BetMGM - 1 Unit
Best Bet: Philadelphia 11-15 Winning Margin @600.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Over 222.5 Total Points @220.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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