Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Game 46 preview, tv, gambling information

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The Los Angeles Lakers will wrap up their road trip tonight with a game against the Philadelphia 76ers and we have all the information you need to enjoy the game!

The Los Angeles Lakers have had another successful road trip thus far. They have gone 3-1, defeating the Houston Rockets to kick things off before falling to the Boston Celtics in embarrassing fashion.

After that, the purple and gold made a stop in New York for a back-to-back-set. They defeated the New York Knicks in the first game before handling the Brooklyn Nets in the second. Now, they look to end their road trip on a high note with a visit to the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Lakers are catching a break against the 76ers, as they will be playing without All-Star center, Joel Embiid. He had surgery back on Jan. 10 on his left ring finger but won’t return to the court until next week at the earliest. Despite not having him in the fold, the 76ers have played well.

They come into this game winners in four of their last five, as they lost in their last game to the Toronto Raptors. Prior to that, they defeated the Nets twice, Knicks and Chicago Bulls. Even without Embiid, the 76ers are still a formidable opponent.

Ben Simmons has been playing well in Embiid’s absence, averaging 21 points, 9.3 rebounds, 8.6 assists and 2.3 steals per game. Without Embiid in the middle, Simmons has taken advantage and been more aggressive offensively, something the Lakers will have to figure out how to stop.

With Los Angeles put a big man, such as Anthony Davis, on Simmons? Or will they use a guard, since Simmons is their starting point guard? It will be something to keep an eye on throughout the game, as Simmons is far from the only option the 76ers have to score the basketball.

Tobias Harris is as good as they come as a stretch-4, averaging 19.3 points per game, second only to Embiid. Al Horford will be the man in the middle and he has had some nice performances with Embiid out. Josh Richardson also demands some attention, as he is one of four players averaging at least 15 points per game for Philadelphia this season.

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Defense will be key for the Lakers. When they have gotten the job done on that end of the court this road trip, they have picked up victories. Against the Celtics, they didn’t and they were embarrassed.

Will the Lakers get a victory in their final game of the road trip, or will the 76ers pick up an impressive victory over the Western Conference leaders? We will have to watch and find out!

Here is all the information you need to enjoy the game whether you are watching on tv, listening on radio or looking to place a wager.

Betting information

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How to watch

Date: Jan. 25th, 2019

Time: 8:30 P.M. ET, 5:30 P.M. PT

Place: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Radio: 710 AM ESPN / 1330 AM ESPN DEPORTES, 97.5 The Fanatic

Projected starting lineups


PG: LeBron James

SG: Avery Bradley

SF: Danny Green

PF: Anthony Davis

C: JaVale McGee (Dwight Howard is McGee is still sick)

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PG: Ben Simmons

SG: Josh Richardson

SF: Matisse Thybulle

PF: Tobias Harris

C: Al Horford