Los Angeles Lakers VS Boston Celtics

NBA Basketball 03:30 PM EST

Thursday

02/23/2020

ABC

Spread: Los Angeles Lakers -2.5

Over/Under: 226.5

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Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Lakers 2/23/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Lakers 2/23/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Boston Celtics will face a tough stretch down the road starting with the Lakers at the Staples Center in LA on Sunday afternoon. The Celtics recently won their 2nd game in a row after holding off the T-Wolves to a score of 127-117 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Friday night. Four Celtics players had 25 or more points in this match, a 2nd occurrence in Celtics history as Gordon Hayward led with 29 points, Daniel Theis had 25 along with 16 rebounds off the glass, Jayson Tatum made 28 with 11 boards, and Jalen Brown handed 25. The last time a 4-player over 25 occurrence was January 20, 1960 with Tom Heinsohn, Bill Russell , Bob Cousy, and Bill Sharman.

Boston is on the 4th post of the League, 3rd at 39-16 in the Eastern Conference, and 2nd in the Atlantic Division with 113.3 ppg at 46.3% from the field while capping opponents at 106.4 ppg. The Celtics will reopen the rivalry with against the Lakers with 45.9 rebounds, 23.2 assists, 5.7 blocks, and 8.3 steals per game. Jayson Taum is the leading point maker of the team with 22.5 ppg at 44.2% FG shooting and 81.9% from the free throw line. Boston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 matches with the Lakers and 6-2 SU in its last 8 games versus the LA Lakers.

Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Lakers Predictions 2/23/2020

The Los Angeles Lakers are on a 4-game winning surge after beating the Memphis Grizzlies to a score of 117-105 at the Staples Center, Friday night. SF Lebron James delivered 32 points, PF Anthony Davis recovered and put in 28 along with 13 boards, and 7 blocked shots, and PG Avery Bradley had 14 to avert a scary assault from the Grizzlies. The Lakers led by as much as 25 points that dwindled close to 4 points in the 4th frame.

The LA Lakers are 2nd in the League, on top at 42-12 in the West, and at first place in the Pacific Division with 114.8 ppg at 48.8% from the field while capping other teams at 107.3 ppg. The Lakers have a commanding defense with 46.3 rebounds, 26.3 assists, 6.9 blocks, and 8.5 steals per match. Anthony Davis is the top scorer of the team with 26.7 ppg at 51.8% FG shooting and 84.6% from the free throw line. The Lakers are 9-3 SU in their last 12 home matches and 5-2 ATS in their last 7games with the Celtics.

Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Lakers. The NBA pick for this game is the Los Angeles Lakers -2.5. The Lakers are in top form with a very deep bench that can score when their key players are off-sync. The last time these squads met was a tragedy for the Lakers, one of the off-nights the team ever had to a score of 107-139 last January 20, 2020. This game will show the real mettle of what these teams can do to each other. The LA Lakers are 19-7 at home while the Celtics are 16-11 on the road overall. The Lakers will win this match to a predicted score of 113-110.

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NBA Starting Time: 3:30 PM EST

Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA

Date: February 23, 2020

TV: ABC

NBA Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -2.5

NBA Total Odds: 226.5

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