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Lakers-76ers Betting Preview: Will New-Look Philly Keep Things Rolling?

Feb 10, 2019 10:33 AM EST
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USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Lakers Forward LeBron James (23), 76ers Forward Tobias Harris (33).

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers at Philadelphia 76ers

  • Spread: 76ers -6
  • Over/Under: 234
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: ABC

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LeBron James and the Lakers are coming off a thrilling road win in Boston, but now face the revamped 76ers, who won their first game with Tobias Harris in the lineup over the excellent Nuggets.

Where’s the value in today’s line? Our NBA experts dive in.


Betting Trends to Know

The Lakers enter Sunday’s matchup with the 76ers 5-12-1 (29.4%) against-the-spread (ATS) against Eastern Conference teams this season, failing to cover the spread by 5.8 points per game.

The Lakers are the second-least profitable team in the NBA this season against non-conference opponents ATS, ahead of only the Cavaliers.Evan Abrams

In the Lakers’ last game against the Celtics, they beat Boston on the road as nine-point underdogs while shooting 22-41 (53.7%) from 3-point range — their best 3-point outing with at least 40 attempts since 1985.

For the season, the Lakers are shooting just 33.9% from 3-point range, which ranks 26th in the NBA. Since 2012, teams that shoot above 50% from 3-point range while averaging less than 35% from beyond the arc on the season are just 148-176-4 (45.7%) ATS. Abrams

The Lakers opened as six-point underdogs on the road in Philly. This is the 51st time James has been an underdog in the regular season the past five years. In the previous 50 games, his team has gone 27-23 straight-up and 32-18 ATS. John Ewing

Mears: How I’m Betting Today’s Game

It’s just one game, but the 76ers new starting five looked pretty darn good against the Nuggets.