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Can the Scorching-Hot Celtics Make it 10 Wins in a Row?

UPDATE: The Celtics have announced center Al Horford will miss tonight's game after entering the NBA's concussion protocol.

The Boston Celtics are the hottest team in the NBA and have an opportunity to push their winning streak to double digits when they welcome the rival Los Angeles Lakers to Beantown on Wednesday.

Xbet opened the Celts as 8.5-point home favorites with a total of 210.

Shark Bites
  • The Lakers are 1-14 SU in their last 15 games on the road against teams with winning records.
  • The total has gone UNDER in seven of the Lakers’ last 10 games after a win.
  • The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against the Celtics.

Monday’s 110-107 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday snapped a string of eight straight games holding opposing teams to under 100 points for the Celtics, who lead the NBA in scoring defense (94.5). It’s been the opposite side of the coin for the Lakers, who are surrendering an average of 107.3 points but have won three of their last four games regardless.

Lonzo Ball, the Lakers’ flashy new rookie, has struggled with his shooting this year in a big way. Ball, who went 1-for-8 from three-point range in Los Angeles’ 107-102 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday, has seen another rookie eclipse him on the scoresheet as Kyle Kuzma is averaging 15.4 points on the year after putting up a combined 72 points on 29-of-45 shooting in the last four contests.

The Celtics took both of the meetings between the longtime rivals in 2016-17 and have won three straight in the series. Boston power forward Marcus Morris is expected to return to the lineup tonight after sitting out of Monday’s tilt due to knee soreness.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Los Angeles Lakers opened this morning as 10.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at OddsShark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 210 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

OddsShark computer score prediction models pick a possible 110-93 win for the Celtics on Wednesday. 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

The Boston Celtics are 9-2 so far on the NBA season, and 9-2 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Los Angeles Lakers, meanwhile, are 5-5 and 6-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Boston go 4-7 and the Lakers go 5-5 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The Celtics-Lakers betting odds would favor the Celtics if the lines were set according to power rankings. Boston is rated No. 3 in our latest OddsShark poll, while Los Angeles sits at No. 21.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Boston's No. 21-ranked offense (103.55 PPG) against a Los Angeles Lakers defense that ranks No. 20 at 107.3 PPG. The Celtics have averaged 44.52% from the field per game, less than the Lakers have managed so far this NBA season (47.15% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles got 21 points from Brook Lopez en route to a 107-102 victory over Memphis on Sunday at Staples Center.

Atlanta was victimized by Kyrie Irving for 35 points as the Celtics defeated the Hawks 110-107 in NBA action on Monday.

Betting Trends
  • LA Lakers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of LA Lakers' last 15 games
  • LA Lakers is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • LA Lakers is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • Boston is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 9 games
  • Boston is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Washington, Thursday, November 9
Boston home to Charlotte, Friday, November 10