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Lakers vs. 76ers line, picks: Advanced computer NBA model releases selections for Thursday matchup

SportsLine's projection model generated selections for Thursday's matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers
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The Philadelphia 76ers welcome the Los Angeles Lakers to Wells Fargo Center for a showdown at 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday. Philadelphia is favored by four points at home, while the Over-Under is set at 217 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page). 

Before making any Lakers vs. 76ers picks, you NEED to check out the NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 15 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 58-32 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,100. Anyone following it has seen HUGE returns.

The model knows the Lakers are making 46.5 percent of shots this season, ranking in the top eight of the NBA. Los Angeles is also in the top ten of the league in 2-point shooting, free-throw attempts and points in the paint, with an elite mark (No. 3 in the NBA) in fast break points. On defense, the Lakers are holding opponents to 34.4 percent from 3-point range, and Los Angeles creates 15.0 turnovers per game. The Lakers are in the top seven in blocks per game and steals per game, and the 76ers are dead-last in the NBA in offensive rebound rate. 

The model also knows the 76ers are very potent on offense. Philadelphia is in the top 10 in offensive efficiency, scoring more than 1.1 points per possession. The 76ers lead the NBA in turnover avoidance, committing only 12.3 per game, and Philadelphia is shooting 46.2 percent from the floor and 35.4 percent from 3-point range. The Sixers are also strongly above-average in both free-throw attempts (22.0 per game) and free-throw accuracy (81.6 percent), taking full advantage of the charity stripe to boost efficiency.

Now, it has set its sights on Lakers vs. 76ers. We can tell you the model is leaning Over the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any NBA picks.

Who wins Lakers vs. 76ers? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? ... Join SportsLine right now to find out which side of the Lakers vs. 76ers spread you should be all over Thursday, all from the model on a roll on NBA picks!

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