Los Angeles Lakers vs Philadelphia 76ers Betting Preview
On Sunday evening the Los Angeles Lakers play the Philadelphia 76ers, both of which have been struggling along without their top players.
The game is set to be a close one with almost identical betting odds available on both teams.
The Lakers are slight favourites with odds of 5/6 but the 76ers aren’t far behind at 1/1.
The Lakers will be trying to with back-to-back games for the first time in almost a month while the 76ers will be trying to avoid their third loss in a row.
The Lakers are without Steve Nash and Steve Blake due to injuries; Nash has only played in two games due to a broken leg, but is expected back in practice next week.
Blake however isn’t due back until late January. The team is also without forward Pau Gasol due to knee tendinitis. Coach Mike D’Antoni has said that the offense’s “rhythm is off beat right now, it’s like we’ve got two left shoes, trying to dance.”
The 76ers are missing Jrue Holiday due to a sprained right foot. While Holiday could play, coach Doug Collins said that he doesn’t “want him out there playing on one foot and getting back spasms or something”.