Will tonight be the night the Boston Celtics close out their best of seven series with the Los Angeles Lakers and become NBA Finals champions? The Lakers got a huge win in Game 5 to keep their hopes alive, but now face the daunting task of having to play in Boston at the Garden. See betting trends and tips below and get up to the minute live odds from sportsbook SBG Global.
LOS ANGELES LAKERS LA Lakers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games
LA Lakers are 18-6 SU in their last 24 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the LA Lakers last 10 games
LA Lakers are 2-4-1 ATS in their last 7 games on the road
LA Lakers are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the LA Lakers last 10 games on the road
LA Lakers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games when playing Boston
LA Lakers are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing Boston
LA Lakers are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games when playing on the road against Boston
LA Lakers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 11 of the LA Lakers last 16 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
Boston is 14-5 ATS in its last 19 games at home
Boston is 18-1 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games at home
Boston is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
Boston is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing LA Lakers
Boston is 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
Boston is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Boston's last 16 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
Tips and Trends
Los Angeles Lakers at Boston Celtics [ABC | 9 PM ET]
Lakers: Regardless of the team's performance in the first two games of the series at Boston, LA was one of the best roads teams in the NBA prior to the NBA Finals. The Lakers also still feel like they have the better bench, and they will need to prove it in Game 6 if they hope to extend this series one more game. "Right now their bench is playing a little bit better than ours is," LA head coach Phil Jackson said. "We've got some guys performing off the bench but not the unit. We're going to have to find a better way to do at that in Game 6 if we're going to survive."
The UNDER is 7-1 in LA's last 8 games as an underdog.
The UNDER is 8-2 in LA's last 10 games overall.
Key Injuries - NONE
Celtics (-4, O/U 191.5): Boston will be playing an NBA-record 26th game of the postseason on Tuesday and would love to avoid a third Game 7. Fatigue is definitely a concern for Celtics head coach Doc Rivers, who believes jet lag could be a factor upon their return. In fact, the team's plane was delayed several hours on Monday before making it back home. "It's a terrible turnaround," Rivers said. "It's as tough as you can have. I think going West to East is tougher. Sleep patterns are messed up. It's a tough one. There's no way around it. But both teams have the same issue, so it could come down to a game of mental toughness, who fights the fatigue mentally better than the other group."
Celtics are 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Celtics are 14-5 ATS in their last 19 home games.
Key Injuries - C Kendrick Perkins (6.9 ppg; shoulder) is questionable.
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