Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, NBA Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Jan 27, 2022

Philadelphia's Joel Embiid has been on a tear since Christmas. Last year's MVP runner-up is averaging 33.3 points per game over his last 19 appearances and he's led the 76ers in scoring for 15 straight games.

L.A. Lakers
33-49
AT
January 27, 2022, 7:30 PM ET
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia
51-31
Pointspread +6 -109
Moneyline +200
Over / Under o +216

42%

Betting Action

58%

Pointspread -6 -111
Moneyline -241
Over / Under u +216

42%

Betting Action

58%

It’s a light night in the NBA on Thursday as the Lakers-76ers game in Philadelphia is one of only two matchups.  The Lakers are rolling into the city of Brotherly Love in the midst of a six-game Eastern Conference road swing that saw them down Brooklyn 106-96 on Tuesday.  The Sixers have also been off since Tuesday when they took out New Orleans 117-107 at home.

Philadelphia is a 2.5-point favourite to win on the NBA odds, with a total of 218.0.

Lakers vs. 76ers NBA Betting Odds

This is the first of two meetings between these teams this season, with the Sixers set to travel to L.A. on March 23.  Philly swept last year’s season series and have taken five of their last six against the Lakers.  Almost three quarters of Sports Interaction bettors are on the 76ers in this one, with over 80 per cent of action taking the Over.

L.A. currently sits out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference in large part due to a subpar 9-12 road record this season.  They’ve also been a bad cover option, going 20-28 against the spread overall, including 10-11 ATS on the road.  The Lakers have failed to cover in five of their last six games against Philadelphia.  The total has gone Over in seven of L.A.’s last 10 games overall and four of their last five on the road.

The 76ers sit in sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings and come into Thursday with straight up wins in 12 of their last 15 games.  They’re 24-23 ATS for the season, but just 8-13 ATS at home.  Philly has, however, managed to cover in nine of their last 13 games.  The total has gone Under in six of the Sixers’ last seven games against Pacific Division teams.

Los Angeles Lakers

Anthony Davis was eased back into the lineup on Tuesday after missing the previous 18 games with a knee injury.  Davis finished with eight points in 25 minutes for a Lakers squad that went 8-10 in his absence.  LeBron James tied James Harden with a game-high 33 points as Brooklyn was missing both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.  James, who is second in the NBA with 29.1 points per game, also added seven rebounds and six assists.  Malik Monk had 22 points, including six 3-pointers, and five rebounds off the bench.

Expect the Lakers to be aggressive with Davis as he works his way back to full game shape.  Already on the hot seat in L.A., head coach Frank Vogel has said he plans to give Davis plenty of minutes because there is limited practice time for full five-on-five workouts.

Philadelphia 76ers

Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris both had monster performances against the Pelicans.  Embiid finished with a game-high 42 points and 14 rebounds, while Harris added 33 points and 11 boards.  The Sixers have benefitted from Embiid’s strong performance since Christmas.  Last year’s MVP runner-up is averaging 33.3 ppg over his last 19 appearances.  Philly has won 12 of 15 games since Boxing Day, with Embiid leading the team in scoring in all of those games and being the top rebounder 11 times during that stretch.  Embiid is third in NBA scoring, averaging 29.0 ppg for the season.

Seth Curry (ankle), Danny Green (hip) and Shake Milton (back) are all dealing with injuries.  Curry, who has missed the last two games, and Milton, who has missed the last 10, are both ruled out on Thursday.  Green, who has missed the last six games, is listed as questionable.

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