Last Updated Jan 26, 2022, 9:23 PM

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers Predictions, Picks, Odds

Nationally televised NBA coverage will resume on Thursday night with a heavyweight non-conference bout between the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers. Coverage begins from Wells Fargo Center at 7:30 p.m. ET on TNT.

SCORE PREDICTION

Sixers 115, Lakers 106

BEST BETS

Sixers -1.5 (-110) at WynnBet

LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS PREDICTIONS

After finishing seventh in the West with a record of 42-30 SU last year, Los Angeles kept that same ball rolling with another pedestrian start to this season, as the Lakers opened with a lackluster 10-11 SU and 7-14 ATS skid – which was primarily chalked up to growing pains due to the groundbreaking acquisition of Russell Westbrook.

Los Angeles has maintained a similarly deficient pace in January though, considering the Lakers are just 14-13 SU and 13-14 ATS across their last 27 games – yet still seemingly retain the confidence of the oddsmakers, considering L. A. was favored in 20 of those affairs.

On the other hand, Philadelphia posted a surprisingly poor start to the season, as the Sixers kicked things off with a frustrating 16-16 SU and 13-18-1 ATS stretch – while generating just 105.4 PPG offensively across that span.

Philadelphia has been phenomenal since the Holidays though, considering the Sixers boast records of 12-3 SU and 10-5 ATS across their last 15 games – while averaging a lofty 112.8 PPG offensively and surrendering 104.5 PPG defensively during that timeframe.

I’ll lay the points with Philly here, as the Sixers have played excellent recently, highlighted by Doc Rivers’ team sitting at 12-3 SU across their last 15 games, while generating roughly 113 PPG during that span – likely presenting a steep uphill battle for a Lakers squad that’s averaging just 108 PPG across their current 3-5 SU skid.

LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS BETTING ODDS

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LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS BETTING RESOURCES

  • Matchup: Pacific vs. Atlantic
  • Date: Thursday, January 27, 2022
  • Venue: Wells Fargo Center
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • TV-Time: TNT - 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Injury Report

LOS ANGELES LAKERS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 24-24
  • ATS: 20-28
  • O/U: 26-21-1

Regardless of the circumstances, hovering at .500 is a disappointment for this new-look Lakers’ squad, but to be fair, they’ve been banged up from the start, so it’s tough to write them off completely, considering LeBron James has already missed 12 games this season – and AD has missed 20.

Despite their shortcomings, the Lakers tread at eighth in the West with a record of 24-24 SU, positioning them in the middle of a tight cluster with the Mavericks (27-21), Nuggets (25-21), Clippers (24-25) and Timberwolves (24-23).

There’s still plenty of time for the Lakers to turn things around and push for higher seeding; they just need to get healthy first – and ultimately, shoot the ball better, considering L. A. currently ranks 23rd in offensive efficiency and 15th in three-point percentage (1.056 OE, 34.9 % 3FG) – which are especially crippling marks for a squad that also ranks 17th in defensive efficiency (1.067 DE).

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 28-19
  • ATS: 23-23-1
  • O/U: 19-26-2

After earning the top seed in the East with a record of 49-23 SU last year, Philadelphia stumbled out to an incredibly frustrating start to this season, as the Sixers opened with a head-scratching 16-16 SU skid – while generating less than 106 PPG during that timeframe.

Joel Embiid has single-handedly carried Philadelphia in January though, considering the Sixers have scored 113 PPG offensively across their current 12-3 SU run – highlighted by Embiid averaging 34.1 PPG, 10.5 REB, 4.3 AST, and 1.3 BLK during that span.

The Lakers are 1-5 ATS in their last five matchups against Philadelphia. (AP)

LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS HEAD-TO-HEAD

The Sixers swept a two-game regular-season set against the Lakers last year, with both of those matchups staying under the total at an average of 211.5 PPG.

KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH

  • LAL: LeBron James - SF (29.1 PPG, 7.7 REB, 6.3 AST)
  • LAL: Anthony Davis - PF (22.8 PPG, 9.6 REB, 2.1 BLK)
  • PHI: Joel Embiid - C (29 PPG, 10.8 REB, 4.3 AST)
  • PHI: Tobias Harris - SF (18.6 PPG, 7.5 REB, 3.8 AST)

LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS BETTING CONCLUSION

After posting a double-digit victory in Brooklyn on Tuesday night, the Lakers hit the road again for Thursday’s contest as narrow underdogs against the Sixers at Wells Fargo Center – marking the 10th straight home game Philadelphia has been favored in.

I’ll lay the points with Philly here, as despite L. A.’s solid outing in Brooklyn this past Tuesday, the Lakers still dwell at 3-5 SU across their last eight games, while averaging just 108 PPG during that timeframe – setting the stage for a tough road matchup against a Sixers squad that’s scored 110+ PTS in 11 of their last 15 contests (112.8 PPG).

LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS BETTING TRENDS

  • The Lakers are 1-5 ATS in their last five matchups against Philadelphia.
  • The Sixers are 12-3 SU in their last 15 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in seven of the last ten Lakers' games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the last seven matchups between the Sixers and Lakers.
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