Celtics vs. Lakers Prediction
Following their impressive upset win over the Warriors in their last game, will the Celtics suffer a letdown when they take on a struggling Lakes squad tonight at 9:30 PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Lakers are 9-point home underdogs versus the Celtics after they opened as a 9.5-point dog. The total, meanwhile, is sitting at 209 points after it opened at 209.5.
The Celtics are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six games versus the Lakers while the home team has covered in five of the last seven meetings between these two teams. Boston is also just 2-7 against the number in its last nine road games and 2-5 ATS in its last seven games coming off a win.
Following its 109-106 win over Golden State on Friday night, this is a natural letdown game for Boston. The Lakers are marred in controversy after a video recorded by D'Angelo Russell caught teammate Nick Young essentially admitting to cheating on his fiancé, pop star Iggy Azalea. But the team rallied together for a 102-100 win over the Heat on Wednesday night and have been off for three straight nights.
The Lakers might not pull off the upset but they should be able to stay within the point spread.
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