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Betting Line Favors the Boston Celtics in NBA Battle with Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles travels to Boston on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 5-27 mark with a victory over the Celtics.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Los Angeles Lakers betting line opened this morning as 12.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 206 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 114-93 victory for the Celtics. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Boston Celtics Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Boston battles the Los Angeles Lakers, currently with a 5-27 mark (12-20 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 14-17 for the Boston Celtics and 15-17 for the Los Angeles Lakers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Los Angeles injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 7-rated Boston Celtics and the No. 30-rated Lakers in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Boston's No. 6-ranked offense averaging 103.1 PPG, against a Los Angeles Lakers defense that ranks No. 30 at 107.34 PPG. The Boston Celtics field goal percentage has averaged 43.59% so far, more than the Los Angeles Lakers shooters have achieved on the year, 41.12% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles got 20 points from Kobe Bryant but lost anyway 108-98 against the Hornets on Monday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Boston earned a 100-91 victory over New York on Sunday, getting 21 points from Isaiah Thomas at TD Garden.

Betting Trends
  • LA Lakers is 3-19 SU in its last 22 games
  • LA Lakers is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
  • LA Lakers is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Lakers's last 7 games on the road
  • Boston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Boston is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles home to Philadelphia, Friday, January 1st
Boston home to Brooklyn, Saturday, January 2nd