Lakers vs 76ers Picks and Predictions for January 27

Updated: January 28, 2021

If the Sixers are going to take down the Lakers tonight, it will be on the back of Joel Embiid, who is averaging 27.7 points, 11.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game on 55.4 percent shooting.

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The Lakers have won 14 of their last 17 games and they now look to stay hot with a road win over the 76ers.

NBA odds a little murky for this game, as the status of Joel Embiid is a massive question mark. Sixers coach Doc Rivers expects him to play and he was upgraded to probable, but for now, Los Angeles is a three-point NBA betting favorite on the road.

Here are our best free Lakers vs. 76ers picks and predictions, with tip-off set for 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 27 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Los Angeles Lakers at Philadelphia 76ers Betting Preview


Lakers: LeBron James F (Probable), Anthony Davis F (Probable).
76ers: Joel Embiid C (Probable).
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The Sixers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games coming off a straight-up loss of at least 10 points. Find more NBA betting trends for Lakers vs. 76ers.

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Los Angeles hit FanDuel’s odds board at -2 late Tuesday afternoon, reached -4 this afternoon and with tipoff looming is still -4. However, ticket count and dollars on the Lakers have dipped the past two hours, with L.A. now getting 74 percent of bets and 69 percent of money on the spread. The total is still at its peak of 222.5, from an opener of 221.5 and a low point of 220.5. The Over is getting 81 percent of bets and 85 percent of money.

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Against the Spread (ATS) Pick

The Sixers have won three of their last four games but they are coming off a bad loss to the Pistons, and they haven’t covered in each of their last two games.

However, the Sixers were in a bit of a letdown spot against Detroit, chalked up to the fact that Philadelphia was thinking about this meeting with Los Angeles, so expect Philly to get up for this game at home.

The reason to like the Sixers in this game is Joel Embiid. Normally, Anthony Davis gives the Lakers a massive positional advantage over anybody in the paint, but Embiid is the early-season MVP right now. He’s averaging 27.7 points, 11.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game on the year, doing that on 55.4 percent shooting from the floor and 40.5 percent shooting from three. And he’s also playing his usual brand of elite defense, chipping in 1.4 blocks and 1.3 steals per game.

He should be able to hold his own in this matchup, and that alone would give the Sixers a good shot here.

PREDICTION: Sixers +3.0 (-110) 

Over/Under Pick

The Lakers are the top team in the league in defensive rating, and the Sixers are fifth.

That normally would be a recipe for an Under, but Philadelphia just hasn’t been competing as hard on that end of the floor as of late. Over the last five games, the Sixers are actually just 17th in the league in defensive rating, and six of their last seven games – and nine of their last 11 – have gone Over the total.

So while the Lakers definitely get after it on that end, it’s hard to imagine there not being a couple of lapses from both teams here.

PREDICTION: Over 221.5 (-110)

Player Prop Pick

Tobias Harris is averaging 19.8 points per game this season and he has scored at least 18 points in 10 of Philadelphia’s last 12 games.

Now, Harris will have to do it against a very good Lakers defense, but he should actually see some very good looks in this one. Sure, he’ll have some time with LeBron James or Davis guarding him, but the two should also spend some time scrambling around in this one.

The Sixers are loaded with shooters this season, so they’ll be swinging the ball around, which will eventually lead to some corner threes for Harris. 

PREDICTION: Tobias Harris Over 17.5 Points (-122)

Lakers vs 76ers Betting Card

  • Sixers +3.0 (-110) 
  • Over 221.5 (-110)
  • Tobias Harris Over 17.5 Points (-122) 

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