Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Lakers - 12/7/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Lakers (12-12) vs Boston Celtics (13-11)
Game Info: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -3 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Staples Center. The Boston Celtics look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Lakers need a win after losing six of their last 10 games.
The Boston Celtics are averaging 108.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 25.2 points and 8.8 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 21.4 points and 2.2 assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Al Horford is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 111.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 113.4 points on 45.3 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.6 points and 5.7 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 24.4 points and 10 rebounds. Russell Westbrook is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game.
The Celtics are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Lakers are 8-21 ATS in their last 29 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 7-2-1 in Celtics last 10 road games. The over is 4-1 in Lakers last 5 overall. The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Boston Celtics have played some of their best ball on the road this season, where they win by an average of 4.2 points. However, the Celtics are still banged up and hard to trust in a spot like this. The Los Angeles Lakers have had to work for everything this season, but they're showing signs of improvement, which includes winning their last five games by an average of 5.8 points while shooting 48.8 percent from the field. The Lakers should also have revenge on their mind after getting embarrassed by the C's about three weeks ago. I'll lay the bucket.
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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers -3
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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