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Celtics vs. Lakers Betting Preview, Odds and Picks (January 30, 2021)

NBA Betting: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston Celtics Odds and Predictions

On the whole, there is a lot of history and tradition between the Lakers and Celtics.  Both teams own an NBA best 17 world championships each.  Their rivalry in the 1980s remains legendary.  Magic Johnson for Los Angeles and Larry Bird for Boston ignited the NBA into prominence.  Of course, the Lakers are the most coveted team in NBA betting.  Boston owns popularity as well with a generational fan base.  But they are not seen as up to snuff as a genuine championship threat.  The Celtics lack a marquee man to carry them at crunch time.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston Celtics Betting Information

Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Location: TD Garden, Boston Massachusetts
TV Coverage: ABC

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston Celtics Betting Odds

Lakers -2 (-110) 218 (-110) -132
Celtics +2 (-110) 218 (-110) +112
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Los Angeles Lakers at Boston Celtics CashBet Wagering Analysis

On this occasion, online sportsbook activity will split.  Los Angeles owns the status of being the defending champion.  Compared to that is a respected Boston team at home.  Star power attracts the masses to the Lakers.  Boston’s sound defense and coaching is a draw to sharps.

Lakers Flash Full Court Look and Profits

Despite their massive public popularity, the Lakers have maintained Betting on NBA value.  Los Angeles has covered six of their last eight games.  Three of their previous five meetings went under the total.  As a result, the Lakers are 14-4 straight up, 10-8 against the spread, and 6-12 under the total.  LA ranks 8th for scoring offense and 2nd for point s allowed.  The Lakers rank 4th for field goal percentage.  In like manner, LA ranks 5th for 3-point field goals.  Los Angeles ranks 3rd for defending opposition 3-point field goals.

Namely, LeBron James leads LA with 25.2 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 7.4 assists per game.  Anthony Davis adds 21.8 points and 8.9 rebounds per contest.

Boston Hangs in Despite Early Challenges

Late on, the Celtics have covered six of their last nine games.  Three of their previous four games cleared the pro basketball betting total.  Boston is 10-6 straight up, 9-7 against the spread, and 9-7 over the total.  Overall, the Celtics rank 12th for scoring and 11th for points allowed.  Boston rates 6th in the Association for field goal and 3-point shooting percentages.

Jaylen Brown leads the Celtics with 27.3 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.  And then Jayson Tatum averages 26.6 points and 6.8 rebounds per contest. Tatum missed five games, but Boston remained above water.  Specifically, coach Brad Stevens runs a team culture to overcome such obstacles.

Los Angeles Lakers at Boston Celtics Against the Spread

Overall, the Lakers are 57-51-2 against the spread.  On the road, Los Angeles is 25-17 vs. the odds.  And against the Eastern Conference, the Lakers are 14-21 on the board.

Los Angeles is 49-61 under the total.  Specifically, on the road, the Lakers are 19-23 to the under.  Against the Eastern Conference, the Lakers are 16-19 under the total.

To summarize, the Celtics are 60-41-4 against the spread.  Boston is 23-15-1 on the board at TD Garden.  Against the Western Conference, the Celtics are 19-10-1 vs. the odds.

Boston is 50-54-1 under the total in all games.  Accordingly, the Celtics are 19-20 under the number at TD Garden.  Against the Western Conference, Boston is 13-17 to the under.

Boston has been the superior basketball betting value in this series.  To illustrate, the Celtics have covered five of their last seven against the Lakers.  Boston and Los Angeles went over the total in their previous five meetings.  At TD Garden, the Celtics have covered two of their last three against the Lakers.  And then the last two meetings in this series at Boston cleared the total.

Los Angeles Lakers at Boston Celtics CashBet Free Pick  

As mentioned earlier, the Celtics have the NBA gambling value edge on LA.  Boston’s strong defense will help them cover the number.

Lakers at Celtics CashBet Best Bet: 

Boston Celtics


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