3 Best Prop Bets for Lakers vs 76ers on Dec. 9 (Tobias Harris Shines at Home)

Larry Rupp
Lakers vs 76ers prop bets for Friday's NBA game on Dec. 9, 2022.
Lakers vs 76ers prop bets for Friday's NBA game on Dec. 9, 2022. / AP Photos/Brandon Dill
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Two of the best players in the NBA meet head-to-head on Friday night as LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers go on the road to face Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers. Each team is in need of a bounce-back win as Philly has dropped three in a row and LA has lost each of its last two games.

Here are three of the best prop bets for the Lakers-76ers game, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA odds.

Lakers-76ers Player Props

1. Tobias Harris - Points: Over 17.5 (-105)

Tobias Harris took over as Philly's leading scorer during a stretch in which both Joel Embid and James Harden were unavailable due to injuries. Those two stars are back on the court now, but that doesn't mean the ball is just going to be taken out of Harris' hands. The 30-year-old has logged at least 18 points in seven of his last eight games and the only time he didn't was when he had to leave a game early with an illness. Harris is shooting a reliable 41.5% from three-point range this season, which is his best mark since 2018. It just so happens that the Lakers allow 38.0 points per away game from three-point makes (No. 19 in NBA).

2. LeBron James- Points + Rebounds + Assists: Over 39.5 (-115)

Anthony Davis is expected to suit up for this game, but he will likely not be 100% healthy in his return from an illness. That leaves James as the leader of LA's offense. Yes, James was out on Wednesday with an ankle injury, but he enters Friday ready to go on three days of rest. James has racked up at least 40 points, rebounds and assists in 10 of his last 11 games against the 76ers. Overall, he's averaged an impressive 27.5 points, 8.0 assists and 7.3 rebounds across 52 career games against Philadelphia. The 76ers have been stout on defense, but they do allow 24.8 assists per home game (No. 19 in NBA). James' facilitating skills will help this over cash.

3. Lonnie Walker - Made Threes: Over 1.5 (-106)

Lonnie Walker has started in all 21 of his games played this season and is averaging 30.7 minutes per contest. Seeing his three-point makes prop sit at just 1.5 is a bit surprising as a result. That's especially true when considering he has drained multiple shots from beyond the arc in seven of his last nine outings. Walker is also averaging 5.8 three-point attempts during that span, meaning the volume isn't going anywhere. The Miami product is shooting 36.6% from downtown on the season and now gets to face a Philadelphia defense that has allowed an opponent three-point shooting percentage of 40.8% over its last three games (No. 26 in NBA).

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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