NBA Betting Predictions: LA Lakers vs Boston Celtics
Tonight the LA Lakers who are struggling on the road take on the hot Boston Celtics who look to extend their season high win streak to six victories. BetDSI Sportsbook current live lines display the Celtics as -155 favorites giving up 3 points to the Lakers in these two teams first meeting of the year.
The Boston Celtics have won five straight and nine of their last ten in a season revival. Yesterday at home they put a 94-84 beatdown on the Charlotte Bobcats. Boston shot a nasty 50.6% from the floor hitting 41-81 of their shots. Paul Pierce ended the night with 15 points passing legendary Larry Bird for second on the Boston Celtics all-time scoring list with 21,797 points.
Back at full health the Boston Celtics have been dangerous, before the season started there were talks of PG Rajon Rando being on the trading block for another PG Chris Paul. Despite the trade falling through for Boston Rajon Rondo has been a professional playing his best ball despite team ownership trying to ship him out of town. The other day Rondo put up 10 points to go with a game high 14 assists, and did not make a single turnover the entirety of the game.
The Los Angeles Lakers continued their road slump in Philadelphia on Monday losing 95-90 putting them at 3-9 on the road for the season. Against the Sixers they shot 42 percent from the floor hitting 34-81 of their shots. Kobe Bryant passed Shaquille O’Neal for fifth on the NBA all time scoring list with 28,601 points.
Bryant finished the night leading with 28 points and making 6 assists against Philadelphia. Andrew Bynum led the game with 20 rebounds and also made 20 points shooting very effiiently hitting 8-13 shots from the floor. Pau Gasol had 16 pounds and also 11 rebounds.
NBA Betting Prediction: Giving the LA Lakers success against the Boston Celtics at the Boston Garden the line here is very generous for a Celtics play. Regardless of past success this is still the hottest team in the NBA right now against one of the worst traveling teams in the league at the moment. Only clear advantage I see for the Lakers is that they definitely rebound better. I love a moneyline play on the Boston Celtics here.
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