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Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston Celtics

The Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at TD Garden.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 92-83 result against the Nets on February 5. The Lakers covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog, while the 175 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 99-95 winner as they battled the Raptors on the road. The Celtics covered in the match as a 4-point underdog, while 194 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Los Angeles:
Team record: 23-26 SU, 20-29 ATS
Current streak: won 3 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
LA Lakers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the LA Lakers last 9 games when playing Boston

When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Charlotte are 6-4
After playing Brooklyn are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Boston:
Team record: 25-23 SU, 20-25-3 ATS
Current streak: won 5 straight games.

is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of last 9 games when playing LA Lakers

When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Denver are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

Next up:
LA Lakers at Charlotte, Friday, February 8
Boston home to Denver, Sunday, February 10