Lakers at Celtics Prediction - NBA Picks 1/28/23

Boston Celtics (35-15) vs Los Angeles Lakers (23-26)

Game Info: Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 8:30 pm (TD Garden)

Betting Odds: Boston Celtics -7.5 -- Over/Under: 238 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. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Los Angeles Lakers Betting Preview

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 117 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 118 points on 47.3 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 29.9 points and 8.5 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 27.2 points and 12.1 rebounds. Russell Westbrook is the third double-digit scorer and Lonnie Walker IV is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game.

The Boston Celtics Betting Preview

The Boston Celtics are averaging 117.6 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 112.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 31.1 points and 8.7 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 26.8 points and 3.2 assists. Malcolm Brogdon is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 82.9 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game.

Lakers vs Celtics Trends

The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Celtics are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Lakers last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Celtics last 5 overall. The Lakers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Boston and 1-6-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Boston Celtics are the better team, obviously, and they have the horses to blow the doors off at home, but they've also been shaky these last couple of weeks and have some weird losses. Also, it feels like every game with the Los Angeles Lakers lately comes down to the wire, and they did get AD back. This line feels a little disrespectful if we're being honest. Give me the Lakers and the points.

Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers +7.5

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