Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers

In their first meeting since the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the NBA Finals, the Los Angeles Lakers are 3-point favorites at home over the Boston Celtics.  The over/under total for the game is 188.

The Los Angeles Lakers have the second best record in the western conference behind only the San Antonio Spurs.  The Lakers are 33-14 overall.  The Lakers lost their last game Friday evening to the Sacramento Kings, perhaps over looking them in anticipation for this match-up.  The final score in the game was 100-95 and the Lakers were a 12-point favorite at home.  Kobe Bryant did however score 38 points in the game verse the Kings.

The Boston Celtics also lost on Friday.  They lost to the Phoenix Suns 88-71, as a 4-point favorite.  It was Bostons lowest scoring output for the season.  Boston entered the game as the top shooting team in the NBA, but made just 34 percent of it field goal attempts, in including only making two of eighteen three-pointers.

The Lakers was just their third loss of their last thirteen games and snapped a seven game home winning streak.  Los Angeles is 5-3 against the spread in its last eight home games.  This is Bostons third road game in the last four games.  They end their west coast road trip Tuesday when they travel to Sacramento.  Despite, their performance in Phoenix, the Celtics are still the leagues top team in field goal shooting close to 50 percent from the field.  The Celtics are also the number 2-ranked defensive team in the league, only giving up 91.5 points per game.  Additionally, the Celtics have covered the spread in twenty of their last twenty-eight games following a defeat.

This game will be played at high intensity.  I am really excited for this game and more excited to wager on the der.  The der has won in the Celtics last five road contests.  This game should be no different.  The Lakers have tremendous defense as well.  The tal of 188 is way too high.  Definitely take the der and lay off betting the sides.  For this game, im logging on to and placing my biggest wager of the week on the der.  I hope you do the same.


Under 188

January 30, 2011 by : Posted in NBA, Sportsbook No Comments

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