|NBA Lakers vs. Celtics Picks & Predictions for January 17, 2014|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Friday, 17 January 2014 15:09|
Lakers vs. Celtics Picks & Predictions
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Celtics as 7-point favorites over the Lakers while the over/under total is currently sitting at 205.5 points. Los Angeles enters play with a 14-25 record and is 6-14 on the road this year, while Boston is 14-26 overall and 9-11 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Celtics opened as 6-point favorites but the spread has jumped to 7 at most sports books, while the total opened at 204.5 and has been bet up as high as 205.5 at some places. Other books list the total at 204.5 or 205.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 57% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Celtics. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
NBA FREE PICK: Take the under. According to latest NBA trends, the under is 4-0 in the Celtics’ last four home games, 5-1 in their last six Friday games and 13-6 in their last 19 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous contest. The under is also 4-1 in the Lakers’ last five games playing on one day of rest, 5-2 in their last seven games versus Eastern Conference foes and 5-2 in their last seven games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous contest. The under is also 5-1-1 in the last seven meetings between these two teams in Boston.
FRIDAY NBA FREE PICK: LAKERS/CELTICS UNDER 205.5