NBA Odds - Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers FREE Picks

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

By Rock Westfall
NBA Odds - Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers FREE Picks

Any time that the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers get together memories of the 1980’s and their intense rivalry come to life. Magic Johnson of the Lakers and Larry Bird of the Celtics remain two of the most iconic players in NBA history.

That rivalry between these teams and players helped transform the NBA from a league that had its championship finals series shown on tape delay to the marketing multi-billion-dollar marketing powerhouse that it is today. On Sunday the Lakers and Celtics will renew their rivalry and give us a potential preview of the 2020 NBA Finals.

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Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers

  • When is the Celtics vs. Lakers game? Sunday, February 23rd, at 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Where will the Celtics vs. Lakers game take place? At the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California
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  • Where to watch the Celtics vs. Lakers game? TV Coverage: ABC

Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Odds Overview

Both Boston and LA are popular teams with the betting public. However, the Lakers are often bet way up in price with the NBA odds when they play at home. In that situation, the Lakers are one of the most public teams on the pro basketball board.


Celtics and Lakers Current Form

Boston is third in the Eastern Conference with a record of 38-16 straight up, 32-20-2 against the spread, and 24-30 under the total. Overall NBA rankings have Boston 10th for scoring offense and third for points allowed. The Boston Celtics have failed to deliver the cash in three of their last four games. Coach Brad Stevens is back in his comfort zone with a strong defense and team-oriented game. The departure of Kyrie Irving helped facilitate that.

Los Angeles leads the Western Conference by four games and has a record of 41-12 straight up, 28-24-1 vs. the odds, and 27-26 over the total. The Los Angeles Lakers rank seventh for scoring offense as well as for points allowed. Los Angeles has gotten the money in four of their last six games.

Celtics Key Players and Stats

Celtics' Players
PF Jayson Tatum 22.4 PTS / 6.9 REB / 2.9 AST / 44.3 FGPCT / 38.2 3PPCT / 81.3 FTPCT
PG Kemba Walker 21.8 PTS / 4.1 REB, 5.0 AST / 43.0 FGPCT / 38.8 3PPCT / 86.6 FTPCT
SG Jaylen Brown 20.2 PTS / 6.4 REB / 2.2 AST / 49.5 FGPCT / 38.1 3PPCT / 74.3 FTPCT

Lakers Key Players and Stats

Lakers' Players
PF Anthony Davis 26.6 PTS / 9.2 REB / 3.3 AST / 51.9 FGPCT / 31.6 3PPCT / 85.3 FTPCT
SF LeBron James 25.0 PTS / 7.8 REB / 10.8 AST / 48.9 FGPCT / 34.5 3PPCT, / 68.7 FTPCT
PF Kyle Kuzma 12.6 PTS / 4.4 REB / 1.3 AST / 43.7 FGPCT / 3.2 3PPCT / 74.3 FTPCT

Boston and Los Angeles Against the Spread

The Celtics are:

  • 5-2 against the spread in their last seven away games
  • 5-3 over the total on the road
  • 2-1 vs. the line in their last three away games with the Lakers
  • 3-2 over the total on the road against Los Angeles
  • 11-4 on the board in their last 15 games as a dog
  • 2-6 under the total when getting points

The Lakers are:

  • 5-7 against the spread when laying points
  • 5-2 over the total in their last seven games as a chalk
  • 2-4 on the board in their last six games with the Celtics
  • 4-0 over the total head to head against Boston
  • 5-7-1 with the odds in their last 13 games at Staples Center
  • 5-7 under the total at home

Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Odds Picks

As mentioned earlier all of the handicapping metrics and betting value point towards the Celtics. Boston’s performance on the road, as a dog, and at LA demonstrate that they are in their element for this one. They also boast superior defense.

Celtics vs. Lakers score prediction: Celtics 87, Lakers 97

Celtics vs. Lakers Pick: Bet the Boston Celtics

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