The Philadelphia 76ers (44-27) will be on the West Coast Wednesday night when they take on the Los Angeles Lakers (31-41). Both teams have won two of their last three games. Tip-off from Crypto.com Arena will be at 10 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the 76ers vs. Lakers odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.
The 76ers sit in the third seed in the Eastern Conference, percentage points ahead of the Boston Celtics and just 2.5 games back of the top-seeded Miami Heat. The 76ers are coming off a 113-106 win Monday over the Heat as 8-point underdogs, bouncing back from an ugly loss to the Toronto Raptors.
The Lakers are trying to stay afloat in the West, holding the ninth seed right now. They’re just 4-6 in their last 10 games but have won two of the last three, both as underdogs to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Raptors. Los Angeles’ offense has come alive, averaging 126 points per game in the last three games.
76ers at Lakers odds, spread and lines
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Money line: 76ers -340 (bet $340 to win $100) | Lakers +260 (bet $100 to win $60)
Against the spread (ATS): 76ers -7.5 (-105) | Lakers +7.5 (-120)
Over/Under (O/U): 230.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)
76ers at Lakers key injuries
C Joel Embiid (back) probable
SF LeBron James (knee) questionable
SG Talen Horton-Tucker (ankle) questionable
PG Kendrick Nunn (knee) out
PF Anthony Davis (foot) out
76ers at Lakers odds, lines, picks and predictions
76ers 117, Lakers 108
The 76ers aren’t as hot as they once were, but they’re the far better team than the Lakers and so long as both Embiid and SG James Harden are on the floor together, they have a great chance to win. Add in the emergence of PG Tyrese Maxey and the 76ers have a quality big three.
However, at -340, there isn’t enough upside to warrant a bet on the money line. PASS here.
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Against the spread
The 76ers are 19-13-2 ATS on the road this season, significantly better than the Lakers’ 15-21-1 ATS record at home. When favored by 7.5-9.5 points, the 76ers are 5-5 ATS, so they’re decent when it comes to covering bigger spreads.
Bet the 76ERS -7.5 (-105) to cover the spread and win fairly easily.
The Lakers have an awful defense and though their offense has been scoring at a higher clip, they’re heavily reliant on James. The 76ers will snap the Lakers’ three-game streak of the total going Over by limiting their points in the paint with Embiid.
I like the UNDER 230.5 (-112) in this one.
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