A contest featuring a pair of the league’s brightest stars will see Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers (26-16) visit LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers (19-23) on January 15, 2023 at Crypto.com Arena. The 76ers are four-point favorites. The over/under for the matchup is set at 233.5.
How to bet 76ers vs. Lakers
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 4 points, with sportsbooks listing the 76ers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the 76ers have -172 odds to pick up the win, while the Lakers are listed at +146 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 233.5 points.
76ers vs. Lakers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, January 15, 2023
- Game Time: 9:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBCS
- Location: Los Angeles, California
- Arena: Crypto.com Arena
76ers vs. Lakers Betting Trends
The 76ers have 24 wins against the spread in 42 games this season. Philadelphia has won 20, or 66.7%, of the 30 contests in which it was the favorite this year. 76ers games this year have hit the over on 25 of 42 set point totals.
The Lakers have 18 wins against the spread in 42 games this season. Los Angeles has been the moneyline underdog 32 total times this season. LA has gone 13-19 in those games. Lakers games this year have hit the over on 24 of 42 set point totals (57.1%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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76ers: James Harden: Questionable (Heel), Tobias Harris: Questionable (Left Knee)
Lakers: Patrick Beverley: Out (Hip), LeBron James: Probable (Ankle), Austin Reaves: Out (Hamstring), Lonnie Walker: Out (Tailbone), Anthony Davis: Out (Foot)
What you need to know about the Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia is averaging 113.8 points per game this year (16th-ranked in NBA), but it has really shined on defense, giving up only 110.1 points per contest (fourth-best). Offensively the 76ers have played better at home this season, posting 114.8 points per game, compared to 112.5 per game in road games. The 76ers’ offense has been better over their last 10 games, racking up 120.5 points per contest compared to the 113.8 they’ve averaged this year.
With a 38% three-point percentage this season, Philadelphia ranks fourth-best in the NBA. It ranks ninth in the league by draining 12.8 treys per contest. The 76ers are attempting 51.2 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 60.3% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 68.5% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 33.7 threes per contest, which are 39.7% of their shots (and 31.5% of the team’s buckets).
What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers
On offense Los Angeles is the ninth-ranked team in the NBA (116.6 points per game). Defensively it is fifth-worst (117.9 points conceded per game). At home the Lakers are putting up 117.5 points per game, 1.6 more than they are averaging away (115.9). The Lakers are averaging 119.5 points per contest over their past 10 games, which is 2.9 more than their average for the season (116.6).
In 2022-23 Los Angeles is second-worst in the NBA in 3-point makes (10.4 per game) and fifth-worst in 3-point percentage (33.7%). The Lakers attempt 34.4% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 65.6% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 24.1% of the Lakers’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 75.9% are 2-pointers.
Our pick to win this game is the Lakers, and we expect that Lakers will cover the spread (76ers -4). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 233.5 points.
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