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Los Angeles Lakers at Boston Celtics 2/1/24 - NBA Betting Odds and Picks

Posted on 1 February 2024 by Cameron Ross

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston Celtics

NBA: 7:30 PM EST

Feb. 01, 2024

TV: n/a
Latest Odds : BOS -11.5 ; O/U 242

The Los Angeles Lakers continue an east coast road trip Thursday night with a game in Boston against the Celtics. Los Angeles is one game below .500 on a 2 game skid following a terrible 16 point loss in their last outing. Offensively Los Angeles did shoot the ball without making 53.3% of their shots knocked down 12 triples turned the ball over 15 times scoring only 122 points in the game. Defensively the Lakers were obliterated giving up 138 points including 71 in the second half as Atlanta shot 52.5% from the floor knocked down 16 triples.

Austin Reaves led the way for the Los Angeles offense with 28 points and six assists on 19 shots in 32 minutes. LeBron James chipped in 20 points, 9 rebounds, and eight assists in 36 minutes of action. The other three Lakers starters combined to score 22 total points. Rui Hachimura led the way up the Los Angeles bench with 18 points on 11 shots.

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The Boston Celtics stay on their home floor Thursday night 26 games above .500 having won four the last five following a 5 point victory against the Indiana Pacers. Defensively Boston did just enough last time out give me 124 points and forced 8 turnovers in the game. Offensively Boston rolled making 54% of their shots knocked down 17 long balls score 129 points leading to the win.

Jayson Tatum led the wait for the Boston offense in their last outing with 30 points, 7 assists, and seven rebounds in 39 minutes. Jaylen Brown added 25 points and Derrick White contributed 24 points as well. Jrue Holiday and Kristaps Porzingis both chipped in for the Boston starters pouring in 17 points each.

Recent Betting Trends:

* LA Lakers are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against Boston.

* The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Lakers' last 7 games.

* LA Lakers are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games against Boston.

* Boston are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.

* The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 9 games.

Free Betting Pick: Boston Celtics -11.5

The Celtics are playing great basketball coming into this game and will likely be the healthier of the 2 teams in this game. Take Boston to dominate a short handed Lakers team leading to the win. Boston continues to roll Thursday night with a home win and cover. Final Score Prediction, Boston Celtics win and cover 124-103.

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