Los Angeles Lakers at Boston Celtics - 1/30/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Boston Celtics (10-7) vs Los Angeles Lakers (14-6)
Game Info: Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 8:30 pm (TD Garden)
Betting Odds: Boston Celtics +2 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics meet Saturday in NBA action at the TD Garden.
The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 112.8 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 104.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.5 points and 7.8 rebounds while Anthony Davis is averaging 21.9 points and 3.5 assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game.
The Boston Celtics need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 112.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 109.9 points on 47 percent shooting. Jaylen Brown is averaging 27.1 points and 3.5 assists while Jayson Tatum is averaging 26.5 points and 6.8 rebounds. Kemba Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.
The Celtics are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The under is 4-1 in Lakers last 5 overall. The Lakers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Los Angeles Lakers have run into a bit of a rough patch with a couple of bizarre losses and AD is questionable for this contest. However, the Celtics haven't been so hot over the last couple of weeks and they're still working their way back from their COVID-19 situation. What we do know about these Lakers since LeBron has joined the franchise is that they don't let losses get out of hand. Throw in the rivalry, and I expect the Lakers to show up and leave with a victory. We also can't ignore that we don't get the Lakers with these lines often. I'll lay the bucket.