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Los Angeles Lakers Home to Boston Celtics in NBA Betting

The Los Angeles Lakers will hit the floor running against the visiting Boston Celtics on Friday, looking to bolster their record and bolster betting bankrolls in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Los Angeles Lakers installed as 7.5-point underdogs in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 220.5.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 112-102 win for the Celtics. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Lakers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Celtics will try to spoil the party on Friday; they are 32-28-1 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Los Angeles Lakers are 27-32-2 ATS. Boston is 30-29-2 vs the betting total points scored; Los Angeles is 33-28. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Boston injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 29-rated Los Angeles Lakers and the No. 10-rated Celtics in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 19-ranked offense averaging 104.16 PPG, against a Boston Celtics defense that ranks No. 17 at 105.56 PPG. The Los Angeles Lakers field goal percentage has averaged 44.42% so far, less than the Boston Celtics shooters have achieved on the year, 45.43% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cavaliers were burned for 31 points by Isaiah Thomas on Wednesday as the Celtics picked up a 103-99 win at TD Garden.

Los Angeles got 23 points and 23 rebounds from Julius Randle in a losing cause in a 109-104 loss to Charlotte on Tuesday at STAPLES Center.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Boston is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
  • Boston is 17-7-1 ATS in its last 25 games on the road

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Phoenix, Sunday, March 5th
Los Angeles home to New Orleans, Sunday, March 5th

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