Philadelphia 76ers versus LA Lakers Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Preview 12-16-2012

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The 10-14 LA Lakers will continue their east coast road trip as they battle the 12-11 Philadelphia 76ers in an NBA pro basketball game on Sunday night. Tip off time from Philadelphia is scheduled for 6PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The NBA odds from this game have the road club LA Lakers favored by -1 points with an over under line of 199 points. There has been no line movement since the odds opened a few hours ago.

During the lockout year a season ago the 76ers defeat the Lakers 95-90 as a -4 ½ point favorite.

LA improved to 10-14 as they defeat the Washington Wizards on Friday night 102-96 as a -6 point road favorite. LA improved to 3-8 straight up on the road. The win snapped a four game losing streak. It was the first game the team allowed less than 100 points in four games. Jodie Meeks off the bench contributed with 24 points on 9 of 14 from the field in the win. Dwight Howard had just 8 shot attempts in the game and scored 12 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. On the road the Lakers allow 103 points and have 17 turnovers.

The 76ers are 8-6 on their home court. The team has lost two straight five of their past seven games. Philadelphia like they have been during the past several seasons really struggle for offense. In their past two loses they can’t get to 90 points. The team is 27th in the league in scoring offense with 92 points a game and hit on 43% from the field. Free agent acquisition Nick Young is shooting just 37% from the floor in his 23 minutes on the court. Jason Richardson in about 30 minutes a game connects on 40% from the floor.

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