Basketball Betting Online Previews Boston vs. Los Angeles Tuesday Night Matchup
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Basketball betting online players looking to back a favorite this Tuesday night need not look further than this evening’s Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers contest. The Lakers, despite LaVar Ball’s promising words, are still out of playoff contention. Versus the Celtics this evening, the 8 team parlay odds don’t paint a pretty picture for Los Angeles. Take a look.
Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers – Tuesday, January 23rd
When: 10:30 pm ET
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Stream: Drama on TNT, NBA League Pass
Basketball Betting Online Odds:
Boston Celtics -4 ½ (-110) 208 ½ (-110) -185
Los Angeles Lakers +4 ½ (-110) 208 ½ (-110) +160
The Celts bounce into this evening’s pairing flashing a 34-13 record that ranks them 1st in the Atlantic Division. Additionally, Boston’s brilliant record ranks them as the best team in the Eastern Conference as well. Surprisingly, it is not the Cavaliers who represent the biggest treat to Boston at the moment. Rather, it’s the 2nd seeded Toronto Raptors. At the current moment, Boston has a 2-game lead over the encroaching Raptors. It goes without saying that Boston needs a strong finish to the second half of the season to lock up the top spot in the East. Since Boston is 1-3 in their last 4, it looks like they’ll be needing a bit of a turnaround. Luckily enough, Los Angeles is just the team to get a rebound started against. But should basketball betting online players take Boston this evening, given the team’s recent struggles?
Considering how soft the NBA odds sportsbooks are on Boston, backing the Celtics straight up seems the way to go this evening. Alternatively, you can take Boston against the spread, since they have a 27-18-2 ATS record. On the totals line, the Lakers seem like a better option since they have a 24-22 record against the over/under line.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers enter this evening’s matchup with a 17-29 record that ranks them 3rd in the Pacific. Furthermore, Los Angeles is ranked 12th overall in the Western Conference, well out of reach of the postseason. Nevertheless, the Lakers are 7-games behind the 8th seeded Denver Nuggets, so Los Angeles could still make the jump. It’s an extremely unlikely proposition, but one LaVar Ball is banking on. Overall, how do Lonzo Ball & Co. matchup in this evening’s Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers contest?
Statistically speaking, the Lakers don’t match up that well against Boston. On top of that, Lonzo will be sidelined for this evening’s contest. Considering that the Lakers struggle to win without Ball in the lineup, it’s clear the only way to bet this evening is against Los Angeles. And that’s not mentioning the fact that Boston allows 98 points per game to the Lakers’ 109.9. That said, Boston averages less points per game with 102.6 to Los Angeles’ 106.6. However, as aforementioned, without Ball in the lineup, the Lakers will likely fall short of that mark.