Celtics vs. Lakers Prediction
One of the oldest rivalries in the NBA will be renewed on Tuesday night in L.A. where the Lakers will host the Celtics at 10:00 p.m. ET. With the Lakers laying three points as home chalk and the total sitting at 217.5, what’s the best bet in this matchup?
565 Boston Celtics (+3) at 566 Los Angeles Lakers (-3); o/u 217.5
10:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, December 7, 2021
STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA
Boston Celtics DFS Spin
Al Horford (back) will return to the floor for Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers. Horford hit the sidelines for the second leg of a back-to-back on Saturday, but he'll be back in action tomorrow night, which will return Grant Williams to the second unit. That said, Tuesday's game will be the first of another back-to-back, so Horford will likely find himself returning to the sidelines on Wednesday.
Los Angeles Lakers DFS Spin
LeBron James (abdominal strain) and Anthony Davis (left thumb sprain) are listed as probable, and Carmelo Anthony (illness) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's matchup with the Celtics. No surprises here for LBJ or AD, as both have been permanent fixtures on the injury report for most of the season. Anthony, however, is in danger of missing his first game. If he's forced to sit out, Talen Horton-Tucker would likely see a boost in playing time.
Celtics vs. Lakers NBA Betting Prediction
The Celtics are 6-0 against the spread in their last six games versus the Lakers and are 4-1 against the number in their last five games at STAPLES Center. Boston has also covered in five of its last six games as an underdog, is 8-2 against the number in its last 10 road games and has cashed in 12 of its last 17 games overall. The Lakers, meanwhile, are 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games, are 8-21 at the betting window in their last 29 home games and are just 1-8 ATS in their last nine games when facing an opponent with a winning record.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: BOSTON CELTICS +3