Preview: L.A. Lakers At Philadelphia

When: 7:00 PM  ET, Monday, March 30, 2015
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Matchup Edge
LAL Edge in: PHI
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After pushing one of the Eastern Conference powers to the finish line on the road, Philadelphia gets a crack at one of the also-rans from the West when it hosts the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday. The 76ers rallied from behind before falling 87-86 at Cleveland on Sunday in a contest that featured a game-ending scoreless stretch of nearly four minutes by both teams. Robert Covington scored 19 points while Nerlens Noel had 11 rebounds as Philadelphia fell to 6-31 on the road.

Moments before the 76ers rally fell short, the Lakers had their comeback bid come up empty in a 107-99 setback at Brooklyn. Los Angeles received 22 points and 16 rebounds from Jordan Hill, who had sat out the previous three games, but fell to 1-3 on its current five-game road excursion. The Lakers are 2-12 on the road against Eastern Conference teams but defeated Philadelphia at home by a 101-87 margin on March 22.

TV: 7 p.m. ET, Time Warner Cable SportsNet (Los Angeles), CSN Philadelphia

ABOUT THE LAKERS (19-53): As the losses pile up, Los Angeles is getting close to establishing some notable lows for the franchise. Sunday's loss was its 53rd, which is tied for the second-most in franchise history with the 1957-58 Minneapolis Lakers, and left the squad two defeats short of last season's franchise-record 55-loss campaign. There is a chance the mark could fall on an upcoming three-game homestand, or in an "away" game against the Los Angeles Clippers.

ABOUT THE 76ERS (18-56): Covington's solid effort at Cleveland continued with an odd theme that has carried out over the past two weeks. He is averaging 19 points on 52.1 percent shooting in his last four road games, compared to 3.3 points on a 23.5 percent mark in three home games during the same stretch. For the season, the second-year pro has a 36.1 percent showing in home games.

BUZZER BEATERS

1. Lakers PG Jeremy Lin missed Sunday's game with an upper respiratory infection.

2. 76ers SG JaKarr Sampson has hit at least one 3-pointer in a season-high four straight games.

3. Los Angeles had a 52-39 advantage on the boards in the previous meeting.

PREDICTION:
76ers 97, Lakers 93

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div Conf
L.A. Lakers 19-52 L1 11-24 8-28 0-5 19-47 2-10 8-35
Philadelphia 18-55 L1 12-25 6-30 0-2 18-53 2-13 12-32

Last Meeting

L.A. Lakers Philadelphia
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
3/22/15 PHI 87 LAL 101 101 52 48.1 87 39 36.0

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
LAL J. Lin 29 62.5 7
PHI T. Robinson 14 87.5 0
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
LAL E. Davis 11 3 8
PHI T. Robinson 8 3 5
Assists Player  
LAL J. Lin 5
PHI I. Smith 9
Season
Points Player Total FG% FTM
LAL K. Bryant 896 37.6 227
PHI R. Covington 784 39.4 136
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
LAL E. Davis 570 222 348
PHI N. Noel 591 175 416
Assists Player  
LAL J. Lin 360
PHI T. Wroten 189

Quickchart Matchup

L.A. Lakers  Off vs  Philadelphia Def
98.7 Points For
100.5 Points Against
43.5 FG%
44.4 FG%
44.1 Reb
46.3 Reb
Philadelphia Off vs  L.A. Lakers Def
91.4 Points For
104.6 Points Against
40.9 FG%
46.2 FG%
46.3 Reb
44.2 Reb

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home over/under
OPEN
-110
-1.5
-110
195
Offshore Odds
CarbonSports.ag
-110
-1.5
-110
195
Sportsbook.ag
-110
-1.5
-110
195
5Dimes OFF OFF
GTbets.eu OFF OFF
Top Bet
-110
-1.5
-110
195
BetOnline.ag
-110
-4
-110
193.5
BetDSI OFF OFF
AllYouBet.ag OFF OFF
BetDNA.com OFF OFF
Superbook.ag OFF OFF
BookMaker OFF OFF
Vegas Odds
Westgate OFF OFF
Wynn Las Vegas OFF OFF
Boyd Gaming OFF OFF
Best home line Recent line moves

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

L.A. Lakers Overall Philadelphia
19-52 W/L 18-55
33-34-4 ATS 37-34-2
31-38-2 O/U 29-44-0
98.7 Pts For 91.4
104.6 Pts Against 100.5
L.A. Lakers A/H Philadelphia
8-28 W/L 12-25
17-17-2 ATS 23-14-0
15-20-1 O/U 15-22-0
98.0 Pts For 94.8
106.5 Pts Against 99.1
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