Lakers vs. Sixers prediction and odds for Monday, Nov. 27 (Back Philadelphia at home)

Nov 14, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris (12) drives for a score against the Indiana Pacers during the first quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 14, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris (12) drives for a score against the Indiana Pacers during the first quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers will continue their four-game road trip on Monday night against Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Lakers have played well on the road, winning three straight games, which is a noticeable improvement from their 0-5 start away from Arena. However, the Lakers are still 5.5-point underdogs against a Sixers squad that has dropped three consecutive games at home.

Superstar center Joel Embiid is coming off a near triple-double (35 points, 11 rebounds, and nine assists) in the Sixers’ 127-123 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night.

Can Embiid and the Sixers get back on the winning track at home? Or will James send Sixers fans home with another loss?

Here are the odds and our best bet for Los Angeles-Philadelphia:

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Lakers vs. Sixers odds, spread and total

Lakers vs. Sixers how to watch

  • Date: Monday, Nov. 27
  • Game Time: 7:00 p.m. EST
  • Venue: Wells Fargo Center
  • How to Watch (TV): NBA TV
  • Lakers Record: 10-7
  • Sixers Record: 11-5

Lakers vs. Sixers injury reports

Los Angeles Lakers injury report

  • Anthony Davis (probable, adductor)
  • Rui Hachimura (out, nasal fracture)
  • LeBron James (questionable, calf)
  • Cam Reddish (questionable, groin)
  • Jarred Vanderbilt (out, heel)
  • Gabe Vincent (out, knee)

Philadelphia 76ers injury report

  • Danuel House Jr. (questionable, quad)
  • Kelly Oubre Jr. (out, rib)
  • Jaden Springer (questionable, illness)

Lakers vs. Sixers key players to watch

Los Angeles Lakers

Anthony Davis: The 30-year-old power forward is off to a solid start for the Lakers this season, averaging 22.1 points, 12.1 rebounds, and 2.9 blocks per game.

Davis has scored 25 or more points in three out of his last four games, including Saturday’s game against the Cavaliers, where he had 32 points (13-20 FG), 13 rebounds, three assists, and three blocks. The Lakers will hope for a similar performance from Davis, who will try to outduel the defending league MVP Joel Embiid.

LeBron James: James is showing no signs of slowing down despite being in his 20th season. The superstar forward is stuffing the stat sheet this season, posting 25.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 6.6 assists per game. James might not score at a high rate as he did a few years ago, but he’s finding other ways to impact the game.

Philadelphia 76ers

Tobias Harris: Harris integrated himself as the Sixers’ third scorer with James Harden out of the picture this season. The veteran forward is averaging 19.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per game. He’s also shooting 54.2% from the field and 34.5% from deep. The 31-year-old hasn’t shot the ball well from three-point range (31.4%) over his last 10 games, but he’s still scoring 19 points per game.

DeAnthony Melton: Melton has been better over the last five games for the Sixers, which is a great sign as they are still without Oubre Jr. The 25-year-old shooting guard averaged 15.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 3.4 assists. He’s also shooting 43.3% from the field and 37.5% from deep over that span.

On the season, Melton is scoring 12.3 points per game on 40% shooting from the field and 40.2% from three-point range. It’s encouraging to see an uptick over the last 10 days. He’ll be an x-factor in tonight’s game as the Sixers will need him for his defense and to make timely baskets.

Lakers vs. Sixers prediction and pick

Tonight’s game is a perfect matchup of two playoff teams who could be title contenders. The Lakers started the regular season 0-5 on the road but have ripped off three straight wins. Over that three-game stretch, Los Angeles defeated the Cavaliers and the Suns.

This season, the Lakers are 3-2 against the spread as a road underdog but 3-6 ATS after a win. For Los Angeles to walk away with their fourth consecutive road win, it will come down to what Davis and James do. If they combine for 50-60 points, the Lakers have a good chance of getting the win.

However, that might not be enough, as we’ve seen the Maxey-Embiid duo be explosive in certain games this season. The Sixers have dropped three consecutive games at home, including their overtime loss last week to the Cavaliers.

In those losses, Philadelphia has been outrebounded by 6.3 boards per game. The Sixers will face a Lakers squad ranked 12th in team total rebounds per game (53.1). However, Philadelphia has the edge over Los Angeles as they are ranked eighth (53.9). The Sixers are 5-2 ATS as a home favorite and 7-3 ATS after a win.

Nonetheless, if the Sixers can get their regular contributions from Harris and Melton to go along with Maxey and Embiid, they will walk away with the win.

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