Lakers vs. Celtics NBA Prediction
The Celtics are only 1-point home favorites on Friday night against the visiting Lakers at 7:30 p.m. ET. With the total also sitting at 212.5, what’s the best bet when it comes to this matchup?
517 Los Angeles Lakers (+1) at 518 Boston Celtics (-1); o/u 212.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, MA
Los Angeles Lakers DFS Notes
Anthony Davis (right thigh contusion) is probable for Friday's game against the Celtics. Recently listed as probable due to a sprained right thumb, Davis has a new injury to be somewhat concerned about. The thigh contusion is a bit of a nuisance, but based upon the designation, fantasy managers should expect to see Davis on the TD Garden court Friday night.
Boston Celtics DFS Notes
Robert Williams (left knee tendinopathy) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Lakers. After exiting Monday's win over the Cavaliers prematurely, Williams was held out of Wednesday's game against the Hawks. Should the Time Lord be cleared ahead of Friday's matchup with the Lakers, Grant Williams will be headed back to the bench. Making a spot start for Robert on Wednesday, Grant played 30 minutes and posted a line of 18 points, six rebounds and three 3-pointers. A streaming option when the Time Lord is out, Grant doesn't offer much otherwise.
Lakers vs. Celtics NBA Betting Prediction
The Lakers are winless against the spread in their last five games against the Celtics, are 6-13 against the number in their last 19 games overall and are just 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games as a road underdog. The Celtics are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games as a favorite, are 7-1 against the number in their last eight games overall and are 4-1 at the betting window in their last five games playing on one day of rest.
NBA FINALS BETTING PREDICTION: BOSTON CELTICS -1