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Los Angeles Lakers vs Boston Celtics 1/20/2020 Odds Picks and Previews

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Los Angeles Lakers vs Boston Celtics 1-20-2020 Odds Picks and Previews

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

When: January 20, 2020 7:30 PM ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
TV: TNT
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

Los Angeles Lakers vs Boston Celtics 1/20/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Los Angeles Lakers -1.5 (-108) 222 o (-107) -115

Boston Celtics
+1.5 (-108) 222 u (-107) -105
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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 didnโ€™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

Trends

Los Angeles Lakers

LA Lakers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Lakers’ last 5 games.
LA Lakers are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games.
LA Lakers are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games against Boston.
Lakers are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games against Boston.
LA Lakers are 18-2 SU in their last 20 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of LA Lakers’ last 13 games when playing on the road against Boston.
LA Lakers are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games this season.
LA Lakers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Lakers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Atlantic division.

Boston Celtics

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games.
Boston are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Boston’s last 13 games when playing at home against LA Lakers.
Boston are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Boston are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Pacific division.
Celtics are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games played in January.
Boston are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games played on a Monday.

Injuries

Los Angeles Lakers

Rajon Rondo PG Finger is “?” Monday vs Boston
DeMarcus Cousins PF Knee is out for season
Anthony Davis PF Tailbone is upgraded to probable Monday vs Boston

Boston Celtics

Kemba Walker PG Knee is upgraded to probable Monday vs LA Lakers
Jaylen Brown SF Thumb is upgraded to probable Monday vs LA Lakers

Head-to-Head
Los Angeles Lakers Boston Celtics
23-18-1 Against the Spread 23-17-1
20-22 Straight Up 19-21-1
114 Points per Game 111
105 Points Allowed per Game 105
48.61 Offensive FG% 45.7
74.05 Offensive FT% 80.73
36.11 Offensive 3PT% 35.24
43.82 Defensive FG% 44.64
79.04 Defensive FT% 73.98
33.38 Defensive 3PT% 34.74

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 teamโ€™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