76ers vs. Lakers NBA Preview (3/22/24): Odds, Lineups & Injuries

Written By Editorial Team on March 22, 2024
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76ers Vs. Lakers Preview

The Philadelphia 76ers are set to play the Los Angeles Lakers on March 22, at 10:30 PM ET. The game will take place at Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA, and will be aired on NBCS. Key betting odds include a point spread of -7.5 and an over/under of 224.5.

76ers vs. Lakers pregame odds for Friday night

NBA betting odds for the upcoming faceoff between the Lakers and the 76ers show a consensus on the point spread and over/under across various sportsbooks. DraftKings and FanDuel list the point spread at -7.5 in favor of the Lakers, with the over/under set at 225.0 and 224.5 respectively. Caesars slightly differs, offering a -7.0 point spread and an over/under of 224.0. Current odds at Massachusetts sportsbooks are as follows.

  • DraftKings: -7.5 Lakers, over/under 225
  • FanDuel: -7.5 Lakers, over/under 224.5
  • Caesars: -7 Lakers, over/under 224
  • BetMGM: -7.5 Lakers, over/under 224.5

Odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the 76ers vs. Lakers. 

76ers vs. Lakers projected starting lineups (3/22/24)

76ers starting lineup tonight

  • PG: Tyrese Maxey
  • SG: Buddy Hield
  • SF: Kelly Oubre Jr.
  • PF: Tobias Harris (game-time decision)
  • C: Paul Reed

Lakers starting lineup tonight

  • PG: D’Angelo Russell
  • SG: Austin Reaves
  • SF: Rui Hachimura
  • PF: LeBron James (game-time decision)
  • C: Anthony Davis (game-time decision)

Projected starting lineups & injuries for each team are provided by Sportsdata.

76ers vs. Lakers injuries for tonight’s game

For the Lakers, Anthony Davis (C) is questionable with an Achilles issue. LeBron James (SF) is questionable due to an ankle injury. Christian Wood (PF), Jarred Vanderbilt (SF), and Gabe Vincent (PG) are out.

Meanwhile on the 76ers, Tobias Harris (SF) is questionable with an ankle injury, potentially missing his fourth consecutive game. Joel Embiid (100), Robert Covington (SF), De’Anthony Melton (SG), and Kai Jones (100) are out. Nicolas Batum may start, with Tyrese Maxey and Kelly Oubre Jr. expected to lead offensively.

Team standings & stats for tonight’s game

Find the season averages for the 76ers’ and Lakers’ team standings and stats below.

76ers team stats ahead of tonight’s game

The 76ers have a record of 38-31, ranking them 8th in the Eastern Conference and 3rd in their division. Their last game against the Phoenix Suns ended in a loss with the following stats:

  • Points per game: 114.7 (15th)
  • Points allowed per game: 112.4 (9th)
  • Rebounds: 42.6 (tied for 19th)
  • Assists: 24.7 (26th)
  • FG%: 46.4 (21st)
  • 3PT%: 35.7 (20th)

Lakers team stats ahead of tonight’s game

The Lakers hold a record of 37-32, positioning them 9th in the Western Conference and 4th in their division. In their recent match against the Atlanta Hawks, they secured a victory with key stats as follows:

  • Points per game: 117.5 (9th)
  • Points allowed per game: 117.5 (23rd)
  • Rebounds per game: 42.5 (tied for 21st)
  • Assists per game: 28.7 (6th)
  • FG%: 49.9 (3rd)
  • 3PT%: 37.7 (9th)

Player stats for 76ers vs Lakers on March 22

See the leading player stats from each team’s past performance and their season averages below.

76ers leaders heading into tonight’s game

While Kelly Oubre Jr. contributed 18 points to Philadelphia’s last outing, only one player logged a double-double that night. Kenyon Martin Jr. contributed 11 points and 13 rebounds in addition to his 2 assists. Here are the top five 76ers players based on Wednesday’s loss to the Phoenix Suns:

  • 1. Kelly Oubre Jr. (SF): 18 PTS, 5 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • 2. Kenyon Martin Jr. (SF): 11 PTS, 13 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • 3. Cameron Payne (PG): 12 PTS, 1 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • 4. Mo Bamba (C): 9 PTS, 5 RBS
  • 5. Nicolas Batum (PF): 8 PTS, 3 RBS

Here are the season leaders for the 76ers heading into tonight’s faceoff against the Lakers:

  • Joel Embiid (C): 35.3 PPG, 11.3 RPG, 5.7 APG
  • Tyrese Maxey (PG): 25.7 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 6.2 APG
  • Tobias Harris (PF): 17.1 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 3.2 APG
  • Kelly Oubre Jr. (SG): 14.9 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 1.3 APG
  • Buddy Hield (SG): 13.7 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 4.0 APG

Lakers leaders heading into tonight’s game

Three Los Angeles players logged double-doubles during the team’s last outing — D’Angelo Russell with 27 points and 10 assists, LeBron James with 25 points and 10 assists, and Anthony Davis with 22 points and 15 rebounds. Here are the top Lakers players from their last game against the Atlanta Hawks on Monday:

  • 1. D’Angelo Russell (PG): 27 PTS, 4 RBS, 10 ASTS
  • 2. LeBron James (SF): 25 PTS, 7 RBS, 10 ASTS
  • 3. Anthony Davis (C): 22 PTS, 15 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • 4. Rui Hachimura (PF): 17 PTS, 3 RBS, 1 AST
  • 5. Austin Reaves (SG): 12 PTS, 6 RBS, 4 ASTS

Here are the season leaders for the Lakers heading into tonight’s game against the 76ers:

  • LeBron James (SF): 25.5 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 81. APG
  • Anthony Davis (PF): 24.4 PPG, 12.3 RPG, 3.6 APG
  • D’Angelo Russell (PG): 18.1 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 5.5 APG
  • Austin Reaves (SG): 15.8 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 5.5 APG
  • Rui Hachimura (PF): 12.8 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 1.1 APG
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