76ers vs. Lakers Pick
Oddsmakers at sports book Bovada.lv have made the 76ers a 3.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 220 points.
Philadelphia enters play with a 7-6 overall record and 9-4 ATS after a 109-105 victory at the Clippers. Los Angeles is 6-8 overall and 7-7 ATS following a 100-93 win at the Suns. The two meetings were split 1-1 straight up and ATS last season. The over-under also was 1-1.
In the win at LA, Joel Embiid led the way with 32 points and 16 rebounds. Robert Covington had 31 points along with six rebounds, four assists and four steals. Ben Simmons added 22 points, 12 boards and four assists. The Sixers outscored the hosts 32-26 in the fourth quarter.
Jordan Clarkson scored a team-high 25 points for the Lakers to go with three assists in the win at Phoenix. Brook Lopez tallied 15 points and 10 rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope also scored 15 and pulled down nine rebounds. Corey Brewer scored 13 off the bench. Los Angeles outscored the Suns 57-49 in the second half.
The 76ers are 6-2 ATS in their last eight meetings in Los Angeles. The under is 5-1-1 in the last five meetings in LA.
Philadelphia is an entertaining and young basketball team, while Los Angeles fits the same bill. This should be a fun game to watch. In the end, Embiid plus Simmons and company are going to be too much for the Lakers to handle even on their home court. Our pick here is Philly.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA 76ERS -3.5