76ers vs. Lakers Betting Odds, Picks & Predictions: Can Philly Compete With Simmons, Embiid & Richardson Injured?
Photo credit: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images. Pictured: 76ers starting lineup
- The updated betting odds for Tuesday's 76ers vs. Lakers matchup make the Lakers a massive double-digit favorite at home with the over/under set at 219.5.
- The 76ers were already down two starters and will be down another in this matchup on the road, an area where they have struggled this season.
- Can they overcome the West's top seed tonight? Our staff makes their picks for Tuesday's game below.
76ers at Lakers Picks, Betting Odds & Predictions
- Spread: Lakers -13
- Over/Under: 219.5
- Time: 10 p.m. ET
- TV Channel: TNT
Tonight the Lakers host the 76ers, who will be without three of their best players in Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid and Josh Richardson. Add those injuries to a league-worst ATS record on the road, and … well, it’s not surprising that they’re double-digit underdogs tonight.
Can they finally start covering on the road or will LeBron & Co. take care of business in a big way tonight? Our experts break it all down.
Betting Trends to Know
The 76ers have been atrocious on the road this year, going 9-22 straight-up (-16.8 units) and 10-21 ATS. They’re just 8-9 ATS as underdogs as well.
The Lakers, meanwhile, have been profitable to back at home despite typically heavy public support, going 15-12-1 ATS.
Moore: Motivation Is the Big Question
I think this is a stay-away. Look, the one thing I’ve learned is that regular season motivation is tricky. Most of the time, teams don’t want to exert more than they have to, because they have another game in 48 hours. There’s just no real win to it. If the Lakers went all out vs. a team without three of its top-four players? They should eviscerate them.