The Los Angeles Lakers (12-12) play host to the Boston Celtics (13-11) on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 10:00 PM ET.
The Lakers open as 2.5 point favorites. So far this season the Lakers are 8-16 against the spread (ATS) and 4-11 ATS at home. Los Angeles are 4-6 in their last 10, most recently losing to the Los Angeles Clippers 119-115.
The visiting Celtics are 13-11 ATS and 9-5 ATS on the road. Boston are 6-4 in their last 10, most recently beating the Portland Trail Blazers 145-117.
Lakers vs Celtics Odds
|Time||10:00 pm ET|
Both the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics are -110 to cover the spread. Use our calculator to estimate your potential winnings.
Lakers and Celtics Betting Trends
- The Lakers are 4-6 in their last ten games
- Los Angles are 8-16 ATS and 4-11 ATS at home
- Totals have gone under in 15 of the Lakers’ 24 games
- The Celtics are 6-4 in their last ten games
- Boston are 13-11 ATS and 9-5 ATS on the road
- Totals have gone under in 13 of Boston’s 24 games
Lakers vs Celtics Head to Head
November 19, 2021: Los Angeles Lakers 108 @ Boston Celtics 130
April 15, 2021: Boston Celtics 113 @ Los Angeles Lakers 121
January 30, 2021: Los Angeles Lakers 96 @ Boston Celtics 95
|111.7||Points Per Game||108.9|
|46.3%||Field Goal %||44.3%|
Lakers vs Celtics Injury Report
Los Angeles Lakers
|Carmelo Anthony||PF||Illness||Game time decision|
|LeBron James||SF||Abdomen||Game time decision|
|Trevor Ariza||SF||Ankle||Out until January 7|
|Anthony Davis||PF||Thumb||Game time decision|
|Kendrick Nunn||SG||Knee||Out until January 2|
|Jaylen Brown||SG||Hamstring||Game time decision|
Key Players to Watch
Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James: 25.6 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 6.8 apg, 1.8 stl
Jayson Tatum: 25.2 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 3.7 apg, 0.9 stl
Lakers vs Celtics Betting Prediction
The Lakers will seek to avenge their 130-108 defeat at TD Garden in November. To do so they’ll have to improve their defense which has been average at best, giving up 108.6 points per 100 possessions. Los Angeles however are offensively sounds. They are second in the league for pace and have a superior true shooting percentage of 55.7% compared to Boston’s 55.3%.
The Celtics are playing well having won three of their last four. Boston averaged 137.5 points in their last two away games off the back of 54% shooting and 46% from deep. This was despite the absence of Jaylen Brown who remains a game time decision to face the Lakers.
Boston are 2-6 straight up as the away underdog this season. The Lakers meanwhile have a winning record (7-6) as the home favorite. The Lakers should extend their winning home record and cover the spread as Boston struggle amongst the bright lights of LA.
Pick: Los Angeles Lakers -2.5