Lakers vs. Celtics Prediction & Odds

Lakers vs. Celtics, 1/28/23 NBA Betting Prediction, Odds & Trends

The Lakers and Celtics square off at 8:30 p.m. ET from TD Garden in Boston, MA. Is 7.5 too much to lay with the host Celtics or will Boston roll against its long-time rival in this matchup on ABC?

Game Matchup & Betting Odds

539 Los Angeles Lakers (+7.5) at 540 Boston Celtics (-7.5); o/u 237

8:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, January 28, 2023

TD Garden, Boston, MA

Lakers vs. Celtics Public Betting Information

Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 52% of public bettors are currently backing the Celtics when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.

Los Angeles Lakers DFS Spin

Due to a sore left ankle, LeBron James is questionable for Saturday's game against the Celtics. We've been down this road with James on multiple occasions this season. With the Lakers playing in primetime against their biggest rival, it's extremely difficult to see him sitting this one out. Fantasy managers should expect to see LeBron in the starting lineup Saturday night.

Boston Celtics DFS Spin

Jayson Tatum played 43 minutes in Thursday's 120-117 overtime loss to the Knicks, accumulating 35 points (12-of-26 FGs, 9-of-9 FTs), 14 rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block, and two 3-pointers. After shooting 7-of-10 from the field in the first half, Tatum hit a rough patch during the third quarter. He shot 1-of-6 in the period, but he wasn't the only Celtics player to struggle. During that period, Boston shot 6-of-20 from the field and was outscored by a 33-25 margin. Tatum ultimately finished with 35 points and has scored 30 or more in five of his last six appearances. Tatum, who was named an All-Star starter before Thursday's game, remains a top-10 player in 9-cat formats, and that's where he should end the season.

Lakers vs. Celtics NBA Betting Trends

Lakers are 1-6-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings

Lakers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Boston

Lakers are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall

Celtics are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games

Lakers vs. Celtics NBA Prediction:

The over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams, is 4-1 in the Celtics’ last five games versus a team with a losing record and is 14-5 in their last 19 home games versus a team with a losing road record. On the other side, the over is a perfect 8-0 in the Lakers’ last eight games played on Saturday, is 12-5 in their last 17 road games and has cashed in 22 of their last 30 road games versus a team with a winning home record.


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