Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Lakers 2/23/2020 NBA Picks and Previews
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Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Lakers 2/23/2020 – The Los Angeles Lakers host their long-time rival Boston Celtics on Sunday with NBA basketball odds slightly favoring the Lakers. Boston has gotten the Lakers’ number this season and will aim for a sweep. In their last encounter, the Celtics trashed the Lakers 139-107 at home. However, the purple and gold is on a four-game winning streak and home court advantage could tilt it in their favor. The Celtics hold the all-time regular season series over the Lakers, hoping to add another win to their credit.
Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Lakers 2/23/2020
Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Lakers 2/23/2020 Betting Odds
Boston Celtics Betting
The Boston Celtics go for a sweep of the Lakers this Sunday and hope to extend their winning run. They are coming off a big win over the Minnesota Timberwolves but have their work cut out. The Lakers are also rolling, meaning head coach Brad Stevens needs to get everyone focused. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown lead the charge anew, hoping to make up for Kemba Walker’s absence. A win by the Celtics could place them closer to the second-running Toronto Raptors out East.
Players to watch: J. Tatum PF 50 GP 50 GS 34.1 MIN 22.4 PTS 1 OR 5.9 DR 6.9 REB 2.9 AST 1.4 STL 0.9 BLK 2.2 TO 2.1 PF 1.3 AST/TO 19.55 PER
J. Brown SG 44 GP 44 GS 33.6 MIN 20.2 PTS 1.1 OR 5.3 DR 6.4 REB 2.2 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.4 TO 3 PF 0.9 AST/TO 17.27 PER
G. Hayward SF 37 GP 37 GS 33.2 MIN 17.3 PTS 1.1 OR 5.6 DR 6.7 REB 4.1 AST 0.7 STL 0.5 BLK 1.7 TO 1.8 PF 2.4 AST/TO 18.62 PER
Los Angeles Lakers Betting
The Los Angeles Lakers continue to find ways to solve Boston’s mastery over them. Coming off a big win over the Memphis Grizzlies, head coach Frank Vogel hopes to avert a season sweep against their rivals. LeBron James and Anthony Davis will be at the helm once more, hoping to get support from the bench. In question is Davis who suffered a mild calf injury against Memphis. Vogel could limit his minutes and give JaVale McGee or Dwight Howard longer playing time.
Players to Watch: A. Davis PF 46 GP 46 GS 34.7 MIN 26.6 PTS 2.1 OR 7.2 DR 9.2 REB 3.3 AST 1.6 STL 2.4 BLK 2.4 TO 2.4 PF 1.4 AST/TO 28.39 PER
L. James SF 51 GP 51 GS 34.9 MIN 25 PTS 1 OR 6.8 DR 7.8 REB 10.8 AST 1.3 STL 0.4 BLK 4 TO 1.7 PF 2.7 AST/TO 25.32 PER
K. Kuzma PF 44 GP 6 GS 24.7 MIN 12.6 PTS 0.9 OR 3.5 DR 4.4 REB 1.3 AST 0.4 STL 0.4 BLK 1.6 TO 1.8 PF 0.8 AST/TO 12.2 PER
Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Lakers 2/23/2020 Betting Numbers
Boston are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games.
Los Angeles Lakers
LA Lakers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
Kemba Walker PG Knee is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs LA Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers
DeMarcus Cousins PF Knee is out for season
Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Picks
Similar to their long rivalry, this game could go either way. The Celtics are playing good basketball at the moment but that may not be enough to convince moneyline NBA betting. Against a team that has James, Davis and other unpredictable stars, Boston is bound for a tough game. It will be a close match, a fitting treat for NBA fans this Sunday.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Celtics for this game is at +225 while the Lakers are at -275 at home.
ATS: +7.5 is given to the Celtics across the spread while on the other side of the line are the Lakers with -7.5.
TOTALs: 225.5 is the given total for this match with the Celtics going over and the Lakers the team under.
Score Prediction: 113 – 115 Lakers