Los Angeles Lakers vs Boston Celtics 1/20/2020 Odds Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Los Angeles Lakers vs Boston Celtics 1/20/2020 – There is always sparks coming up whenever you hear the Los Angeles Lakers going up against the Boston Celtics in any season. This most storied rivalry in the NBA is on their season clash this coming January 20, Monday at the TD Garden in Boston Massachusets. The TV rights for this game is given to TNT while NBA League Pass subscribers can watch the game via online streaming. The Celtics are coming in as the underdogs for this match according to NBA Games Today Odds and it will be a tough nigh facing the Lakers at home.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Boston Celtics 1/20/2020
Los Angeles Lakers vs Boston Celtics 1/20/2020 Betting Odds
Los Angeles Lakers Betting
The Lakers made a successful bounce-back win over the Houston Rockets on the road. LeBron James led the team with 31 points, 12 assists, five rebounds and two steals. Three more players scored more than 20 points – Kyle Kuzma with 23 to go with eight rebounds, Danny Green has 20 points, five rebounds and four triples and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope chipped in a 20-point night as well. JaVale McGee and Dwight Howard shared minutes at the center position and both combined for 15 points, 18 rebounds and six blocks. This version of the Lakers have been functioning well and still dangerous without Anthony Davis which gives the entire league a scary sight of what this team can be when playoff comes.
Players to watch: L. James SF 39 GP 39 GS 34.9 MIN 25.4 PTS 1 OR 6.7 DR 7.7 REB 10.9 AST 1.3 STL 0.5 BLK 3.7 TO 1.8 PF 2.9 AST/TO 26.57 PER
K. Kuzma PF 32 GP 5 GS 24.4 MIN 12.9 PTS 0.7 OR 3.1 DR 3.8 REB 1.1 AST 0.3 STL 0.4 BLK 1.5 TO 1.8 PF 0.7 AST/TO 11.86 PER
K. Caldwell-Pope SG 41 GP 20 GS 25.4 MIN 9.5 PTS 0.6 OR 1.6 DR 2.2 REB 1.8 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 0.9 TO 1.9 PF 2.1 AST/TO 11.92 PER
Boston Celtics Betting
The Celtics are coming with a three-game losing streak and their last loss was against the Phoenix Suns. They tried to make a late run to steal the game but Boston came up short. Marcus Smart had a huge night with 37 points and made 11 three-point shots. He also had seven assists, five rebounds and four steals. Jayson Tatum had 26 points and nine rebounds in the game while Gordon Hayward had 20 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Other than that, they didn’t get much from other players as Kemba Walker was out for this game. In order to keep it close with the Lakers, they need to dig deep in their bench for production and a better game from Enes Kanter and Brad Wanamaker. But expect this Celtics team under Brad Stevens to battle it out until the last whistle.
Players to Watch: J. Tatum PF 39 GP 39 GS 34.1 MIN 21.2 PTS 1 OR 5.9 DR 6.9 REB 2.8 AST 1.3 STL 0.8 BLK 2.2 TO 2.1 PF 1.3 AST/TO 18.07 PER
G. Hayward SF 24 GP 24 GS 31.6 MIN 16 PTS 1 OR 5 DR 5.9 REB 4 AST 0.7 STL 0.4 BLK 1.5 TO 1.8 PF 2.6 AST/TO 18.44 PER
M. Smart PG 31 GP 21 GS 31.4 MIN 11.7 PTS 0.8 OR 2.4 DR 3.2 REB 4.6 AST 1.5 STL 0.5 BLK 1.3 TO 2.4 PF 3.6 AST/TO 13.54 PER
Los Angeles Lakers vs Boston Celtics 1/20/2020 Betting Numbers
Los Angeles Lakers
LA Lakers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games.
Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo PG Finger is “?” Monday vs Boston
Kemba Walker PG Knee is upgraded to probable Monday vs LA Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers vs Boston Celtics Betting Picks
The Celtics are on a slump and in this well-documented rivalry between the two teams, they are the underdogs according to Online Sports Betting. The supporting cast around James is much better and more mature compared to his last season with the Lakers. Dwight Howard has been helpful for the team’s success and has been an x-factor so far.
Moneyline: The Lakers are carrying the ML of -115 on this match while rival Celtics are at -105 at home.
ATS: Just at very thin 1.5 points between the Lakers and Celtics for this match. Boston will be at the 1.5 while Los Angeles is on the other end with -1.5.
TOTALs: points are the estimated total for this game with the Celtics going under and the Lakers will be over.
Score Prediction: 114 – 110 Lakers