Lakers vs. 76ers Prediction
The 76ers have won seven out of their last 10 games and are only laying 1.5 points to LeBron and the Lakers Thursday night in Philly. Will the Sixers cover and continue their recent hot play?
549 Los Angeles Lakers (+1.5) at 550 Philadelphia 76ers (-1.5); o/u 217.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, January 27, 2022
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Los Angeles Lakers DFS Spin
Anthony Davis (left knee) is listed as probable for Thursday's game against Philadelphia. We know the Lakers love this "probable" distinction, when they know full well that they intend for Davis to play. Frank Vogel said after Tuesday's game that he wants to get Davis some more minutes as he gradually works himself back from his absence. He will have his hands full with Joel Embiid on Thursday, so he might get a few more minutes than he bargained for, in order to slow the big fella down.
Philadelphia 76ers DFS Spin
Joel Embiid hit 12-of-24 shots and 18-of-20 free throws for 42 points, 14 rebounds, four assists and four blocks in 33 minutes of Tuesday's 117-107 win over the short-handed Pelicans. Embiid torched Willy Hernangomez for a monster line, while Willy repaid the favor with a career-best 29 points and 10 boards. But the Sixers got the win and Embiid kept it rolling. We were going to run through his recent run of big games but we'd basically be recapping his entire season. He's gone 42, 38, 40 and 50 over his last four games and has scored at least 31 in 14 of his last 15 games. Beast.
Lakers vs. 76ers NBA Betting Prediction
The Lakers are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six games against the Sixers, are 7-20 against the number in their last 27 games following an ATS win and are 15-36 in their last 51 games following a straight up win. On the other side, the Sixers have covered in nine of their last 13 games overall, in six straight following an ATS loss and are 8-2 at the betting window in their last 10 games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA 76ERS -1.5