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(5-5) Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston Celtics (9-2)
Date: Tuesday October 24
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics -9
NBA Betting Total: 208
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The Los Angeles Lakers make their regular season trip to Boston and face the Celtics, in a matchup that has tons of history. This game might not have as much meaning as games from years past, but could mark an era for a change in the Rivalry.
New faces take to court in this seasons matchup. Kyrie Irving is leading the Celtics and rookie Lonzo Ball is getting all the publicity for the Lakers as the face of the franchise.
Last season, the two teams took the court twice against each other. Boston swept the Lakers last season 2-0 and most recently beat Los Angeles in March of last season, 115-95.
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The young Los Angeles Lakers are 5-5 to start the year. Los Angeles has won three of their last four games, most recently beating the scrappy Memphis Grizzlies, 107-102. Lonzo Ball was 3 of 13 from the floor, finishing with 9 points, 9 assists and five rebounds.
Brandon Ingram and veteran big man Brook Lopez combined to finish with 41 points and rookie Kyle Kuzma continues to impress Laker nation, adding 13 points and 12 rebounds. Los Angeles led throughout the game, but were outscored 32-19 in the fourth quarter.
The Lakers have been solid to start the season, and should be happy with the progression of their young core. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 15.4 points and 6.4 rebounds, Brandon Ingram is averaging 15.3 points and 5.3 rebounds and Lonzo Ball is chipping in 8.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and 6.9 assists.
Despite the great play of their young nucleus, the Lakers have been terrible defensively. Los Angeles is allowing 107.3 points per game this season. Good enough for 26th in the NBA through 10 games.
The Lakers are young, but have show promise in some surprising wins so far this season. Adding another key veteran piece to the team could turn them into playoff contenters.
The Boston Celtics are over the Gordon Heyward injury, and have moved on with the season. The Celtics are the hottest team in the NBA right now. Boston has won nine in a row, and most recently beat the Atlanta Hawks on the road, 110-107. Kyrie Irving was a highlight reel. Dennis Schroder looked like he was on skates trying to contain Irving Monday night.
Irving finished with 35 points in the three point road win. Without Heyward on the floor, Kyrie has been able to get other teammates involved, especially Al Hortford. Hortford and Irving have established a solid two man game this season. Their development also includes a game winner from Irving to Hortford earlier in the year.
As Irving goes right now, so do the Celtics. Despite Kyrie’s 22.3 points and 5.9 assists, he is averaging 2.2 steals on the season as well. With Irving stepping up on the defensive end this year, the Celtics are allowing 94.5 points per game. 1st in the NBA this year.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Celtics are 6-4 ATS in their last10
- Celtics are 8.2 in last 10 head to head
- Over Under is 4-6 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Los Angeles Lakers vs.Boston Celtics NBA Prediction:
The Los Angeles Lakers could have a small distraction coming into their matchup in Boston. Lonzo Ball’s younger brother LiAngelo was caught shoplifting in China yesterday, and it’s all over every media outlet.
Boston is the best team in the East right now, and a top five NBA team without their second best player on the court. Look for Irving and the Celtics to lock down the young Lakers in this matchup.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Celtics – 9
Boston will be too much for the Lakers in this one. Take Boston at home for the blowout win.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Celtics 115 – Lakers 98
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