Free NBA Pick: Celtics vs Lakers NBA Odds
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(39-22) Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers (19-42)
Date: Friday March 3
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics -7.5
NBA Betting Total: 220.5
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It’s a cross conference showdown on Friday night in Los Angeles. The Boston Celtics make the trip cross country to take on the Lakers. It’s a match up between teams who have completely different goals for this season.
The Celtics are trying to keep winning, and hopefully finish the season with a two seed in the Eastern Conference. On the other side the Lakers are trying to keep their draft pick by finishing in the bottom three of the league.
The Boston Celtics are coming into this game off their biggest win of the season. They beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in their last game. That puts them only three games back for the one seed.
Now it’s going to be an up hill battle for the Celtics to get that one seed but if they keep winnning anything can happen. In their last ten games the Celtics are 6-4.
The Celtics are decent on both sides of the ball but their strength seems to be closing out games. When they get in a close game the Celtics seem to know how to win them.
It would really be nice if the Celtics could win this game early, and rest some of their starters in the fourth quarter. This game is the first game of a five game road trip, so if they can keep their legs fresh in this game, it could help them later on.
For the Celtics to win they just can’t overlook this game. They are the better team in this match up and they need to take this game seriously. or they could be upset.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers are in full tank mode, trying to make sure they get a top three pick in next year’s draft so they are able to keep the pick.
During the trade deadline they traded away Lou Williams, who some would argue was having the best year for the Lakers for a first round draft pick, and Corey Brewer.
The Lakers come into this game having only won two of their last ten games. Most of their loses these days aren’t close either. Seven of the eight loses have come by more than five points.
For the Lakers to win this game it’s going to come down to the defensive side of the ball. They need to be able to slow down Isiah Thomas and the rest of the Celtics squad.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 9-0 in BOS last 9 vs. NBA Pacific.
- BOS are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 Fri. games.
- BOS are 16-7-2 ATS in their last 25 road games.
- Under is 13-5 in LAL last 18 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- LAL are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 home games.
Free Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction:
These two teams are not even close talent wise, and that will show when the two teams play on Friday night at Staples Center.
I think the Celtics will come out early and really dominate the game.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: UNDER
I think they will win, but the game will be lower scoring to cover the Under.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Celtics 109 – Lakers 101
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