The Philadelphia 76ers (26-16) and Los Angeles Lakers (19-23) will meet up Sunday evening in the lone nationally televised game of the day’s slate. The 76ers are coming off a win Saturday over the Jazz, while the Lakers hope to snap a two-game losing streak.
Tobias Harris is dealing with a knee injury for Philadelphia. Joel Embiid, James Harden and Tyrese Maxey could all be limited due to injury management. LeBron James is probable for Los Angeles with an ankle injury.
The 76ers are 3-point favorites according to DraftKings Sportsbook. The total is 234.
76ers vs. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. ET
Pick ATS: 76ers -3
A lot hinges on Embiid, Harden and Maxey suiting up. Harris didn’t play Saturday and is likely going to be ruled out here. If any of the other stars for Philadelphia get ruled out, the Lakers become a better play on the spread. James should be back in and will desperately be looking to will his side to victory. The 76ers are a bit tired on the second night of a back-to-back but they’ll win and cover if their main guys play.
Over/Under: Under 234
The 76ers have gone over the total in seven straight games, while the Lakers have gone under the total in their last two and four of their last six. Philadelphia being on the second night of a back-to-back and potentially sitting players makes me lean towards the under for now but we’ll get more clarity on this once the first injury reports come out.