Vegas Lines & NBA Expert Predictions: Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Lakers
Saturday, March 09, 2019
by Aengus Moorehead

Celtics Looking to prolong Lakers’ Losing Ordeal

Vegas Lines & NBA Expert Predictions: Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Lakers

Boston Celtics (40-26) vs
Los Angeles Lakers (30-35)

Time: 8:30 PM ET
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Watch on: ABC
Spread: Boston -6
Moneyline: Boston -250
Total O/U: 223u (-115)

The suddenly surging Boston Celtics continue their California quest for perfection and will attempt to maintain their winning disposition while striving to secure their fourth straight victory as they get ready to resume competition in a much anticipated showdown against the Los Angeles Lakers. The two inter-conference and old-time belligerents are scheduled to lock horns in the last installment of their two-game regular season series set to be contested Saturday night from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Forget about the Lakers winning the first meeting in Boston as on that night, 5 hours after the NBA trade deadline was a thing of the past with the Lakers failing to upgrade their roster, they set out to prove that everything was hunky-dory in glitzy LA and went on to claim an unwarranted at-the-buzzer victory. Since then, the wheels have fallen off with the Lakers losing 8 of their last 10 games and the playoffs are all but a distant mirage. They enter this affair as a 6-point home underdog, according to Bovada Sportsbook, with the total sitting at 223 points.

Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers Betting Odds & Team Stats

Gm# Team
Opener
577 Boston
578 LA Lakers
226˝
  Moneyline
-245/+203
 
 
Boston Celtics
 
Los Angeles Lakers
40-26
Won 2
128 Home
32-32-2
112.18
106.61
5.57
20-14
12-18-2
35-31
20-14
15-17
Record
Streak
Last Meeting
ATS
Offense
Defense
Diff.
ATS Home
ATS Away
O/U Record
O/U Home
O/U Away
Injuries
30-35
Lost 4
Away 129
26-38-1
112.11
113.94
-1.83
12-20-1
14-18
25-39-1
9-23-1
16-16

Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends & Predictions

Boston:
Boston is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Boston is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 4-7-2 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Boston is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston's last 11 games on the road
Boston is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing LA Lakers
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing LA Lakers
Boston is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
Boston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers

LA Lakers:
LA Lakers is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
LA Lakers is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Lakers's last 6 games
LA Lakers is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
LA Lakers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 19 of LA Lakers's last 25 games at home
LA Lakers is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Boston
LA Lakers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Lakers's last 6 games when playing Boston
LA Lakers is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
LA Lakers is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Boston

Prediction:
It is safe to assume that the Lakers’ season has been a disaster with LeBron James unable to save the team. Mind you, a plethora of injuries have hampered LA in recent times while the Celtics are building momentum with the playoff lurking at a hurried pace. The Celtics complete their four-game sweep in California with a decisive victory over the Lakers. Take Celtics -6 and the over.

Aengus NBA Prediction: Boston -6
Total O/U: Over 233 (-105)
NBA Record: Playoffs, 2019: 12-15-0   /   -2.65 Units

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