Philadelphia 76ers vs LA Lakers NBA Betting Odds Analysis

Philadelphia 76ers vs LA Lakers NBA Betting Odds Analysis

Written by on December 31, 2015

What better way to cure a New Year hangover than to sit around on the couch all day and watch NBA betting action? Being able to cash a few winning tickets on the games being played might be the only thing better. One of the games available to bet on sees the Philadelphia 76ers head into the Staples Center to face the LA Lakers. Tip-off is set for 10:30 PM EST on Friday, January 1.

Philadelphia 76ers vs LA Lakers NBA Betting Odds Analysis


Philadelphia 76ers vs LA Lakers NBA Betting Odds Analysis

Both of these teams are in the midst of absolutely horrible seasons, which is what makes this match-up such a tantalizing betting proposition. Neither team gets many shots at coming out if a game feeling good about themselves, and being able to beat up on a fellow struggler represents a unique opportunity. will have up to date odds on display as soon as they become available, so be sure to check back closer to game time.

Why bet on the Philadelphia 76ers

The 76ers (2-31) finally had something to cheer about over the weekend when they broke out of a 12-game losing skid with a win over the Phoenix Suns. The 76ers are on pace to become one of the worst teams in the history of the NBA, which is not a label that anyone wants to be associated with. At some point, you have to feel that a little bit of pride has to kick in, and what better time for it to happen than against a fellow struggler. This games will be the 5th in a 6-game road trip, with their road record sitting at a dismal 1-19. As of Tuesday night, Philly is 13-19-1 ATS and 17-16-0 O/U. They are averaging 92.0 PPG, and are giving up 104.4 PPG.

Why bet on the LA Lakers

If truth be told, the LA Lakers (5-27) are not really doing that much better than the 76ers, and were 2-8 in their last 10 games heading into their Tuesday night game versus the Boston Celtics. They managed to pick up the surprise win there, though, and were able to salvage something from what was shaping up to be a fruitless 3-game road trip. While you might think it would be nice to go home, the Lakers have only managed 2 wins in the Staples Center this season. As of Wednesday night, the Lakers are 12-20-0 ATS and 16-17-0 O/U. They are averaging 96.3 PPG, and are giving up 107.3 PPG.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

This is a truly intriguing match-up that is actually pretty tough to call. These are two very bad teams, and it’s going to be interesting to see how they go head to head. I like the Lakers to come away with a win in a very tight affair.

Philadelphia 76ers 98 LA Lakers 99