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Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers

The Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at STAPLES Center.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 100-94 loser as they battled the Suns on the road. The Celtics earned a push in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 194 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Lakers were a 134-108 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (242) made winners of OVER bettors.

Boston:
Team record: 19-36 SU, 26-28-1 ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
is 7-2-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers

When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Sacramento are 6-4
After playing Phoenix are 9-1
After a loss are 4-6

Los Angeles:
Team record: 18-36 SU, 29-25 ATS
Current streak: lost 4 straight games.

LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Boston
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 12 of the LA Lakers last 17 games

When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Brooklyn are 8-2
After playing Houston are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9

Next up:
Boston at Sacramento, Saturday, February 22
LA Lakers home to Brooklyn, Sunday, February 23