Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Lakers - 4/15/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Lakers - 4/15/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers (34-21) vs Boston Celtics (29-26)

Game Info: Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers +5.5 -- Over/Under: 211.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Staples Center.

The Boston Celtics look for a win after winning six of their last seven games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 112.4 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 110.4 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 25.9 points and 7.1 rebounds while Jaylen Brown is averaging 24.3 points and 3.5 assists. Kemba Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 109.8 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 105.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.4 points and 7.9 rebounds while Anthony Davis is averaging 22.5 points and three assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game.

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The Celtics are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 8-2 in Celtics last 10 overall. The over is 4-1 in Lakers last 5 overall. The Celtics are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

The Boston Celtics are playing their best ball of the season, which includes winning their last five games by an average of four points and beating the Nuggets and Trail Blazers on the road. However, the Lakers are starting to get used to playing without their top two players, and they're winning their last five games by an average of 4.2 points while shooting 46 percent from the field. Throw in this being a rivalry game, and you can expect a competitive contest from both sides. Give me the points with the Lakers at home.

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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers +5.5

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