Lakers vs 76ers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for December 9 (Philadelphia Feeds Off Home Crowd in Victory)

Larry Rupp
Los Angeles Lakers vs Philadelphia 76ers prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Philadelphia 76ers prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photos/Brandon Dill
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Lakers vs 76ers Game Info

  • Date: Friday, December 9, 2022
  • Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • Venue: Wells Fargo Center -- Philadelphia, PA
  • Coverage: ESPN

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Friday with 10 more games, including a battle between the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers. The Lakers currently sit 13th in the Western Conference with a 10-14 record, while the 76ers check in eighth in the Eastern Conference with a 12-12 record.

Los Angeles has dropped back-to-back road games, including a 126-113 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday. Philadelphia is in the midst of a three-game losing streak that involves a 132-123 double overtime loss to the Houston Rockets on Monday. Which team will emerge victorious tonight?

Lakers vs 76ers Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: LAL: (+164) | PHI: (-196)
  • Spread: LAL: +4.5 (-108) | PHI: -4.5 (-112)
  • Total: 228 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The 76ers enter this contest as small home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 228 points, which is about average compared to the rest of Friday's projected totals.

Lakers vs 76ers Betting Trends

- The Lakers are 1-7 straight up in their last eight games against Philadelphia.
- The total has hit the over in four of the Lakers' last five games.
- Philadelphia is 7-0 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven home games.
- The total has hit the under in 12 of Philadelphia's last 18 games against the Lakers.

Lakers vs 76ers Prediction & Pick

The spread on this game is going to rise and fall before tipoff arrives as the statuses of LeBron James and Anthony Davis remain up in the air. Each star sat on Wednesday night, but it listed as probable on Friday. No matter what, I expect a rested 76ers squad to come out firing at home.

Philadelphia plays clean basketball at the Wells Fargo Center, averaging just 12.9 turnovers per game (No. 5 in NBA) and 19.5 personal fouls per game (No. 5 in NBA). The Lakers struggle to defend on the road, though, giving up a whopping 119.5 points per game (No. 28 in NBA) on a 47.4% shooting mark.

The 76ers are also 7-1 straight up in their last eight games against the Lakers, so I'll back the home team.

Final Score Prediction: Lakers: 108 | 76ers: 116

Lakers vs 76ers Best Bet

The 76ers are a reliable 7-4-1 against the spread (ATS) as a home favorite this year, while the Lakers are an underwhelming 3-8 ATS as a road underdog. Philadelphia is on a 7-0 ATS tear in its last seven games at the Wells Fargo Center as well. LA is 2-6 ATS in its last eight games against Philadelphia.

All signs point to a comfortable Philly win, especially if one or both of Davis and James cannot suit up. The difference-maker will surely be center Joel Embiid as he averages 30.4 points, 9.5 rebounds and 4.8 assists across five career games against the Lakers. He'll be the one to lead his team to a win.

Bet: Philadelphia 76ers -4.5 (-112)

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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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