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NBA Betting: Lakers vs. Sixers

The Philadelphia 76ers will get their week underway on Monday with an NBA betting matchup at home against the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Lakers have picked up the win in eight of their past 10 games against the Sixers, managing to cover the posted spread in six of those contests. The OVER/UNDER is 5-5 over their past 10 matchups.

View LA Lakers vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the 76ers as 4-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 177, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the 76ers, currently No. 5 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Lakers, who rate No. 4 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 102-94 victory for the 76ers.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 12-ranked offense (96.8 PPG) against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 5 at 90.8 PPG. The 76ers have averaged 46.4% from the field per game, more than the Lakers have managed so far this season (45.5% on average).

Defensively, the Lakers feature the league's No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 97.4 points per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 in the league in scoring at home.

The Lakers were a 96-87 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (183) made winners of UNDER bettors. Los Angeles got 26 points from Kobe Bryant en route to a 96-87 loss against Utah on Saturday at EnergySolutions Arena.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 98-87 winner as they battled the Hawks on the road. The 76ers covered in the match as a 2.5-point underdog, while 185 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Philadelphia earned a 98-87 victory over Atlanta on Saturday, getting 15 points from Nikola Vucevic at Philips Arena.

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Utah are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing San Antonio are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

A few Lakers at 76ers trends to consider:
LA Lakers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
LA Lakers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 8 games at home
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Philadelphia is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing LA Lakers

Next up:
LA Lakers at Boston, Thursday, February 9
Philadelphia home to San Antonio, Wednesday, February 8

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