Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction & Game Preview – April 15th, 2021
The Los Angeles Lakers will take the Boston Celtics this Thursday, April 15, 2021 and we’ll give out our Free NBA Picks and Predictions
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Free NBA Picks and Predictions on this Thursday Night, April 15, 2021 game between the Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Lakers.
This matchup is set to tip off at 10:10pm et at the Staples Center in LA. The NBA odds have the Celtics listed as a -5.5 point road favorite with the over/under 211.5.
These two team last played each other on January 30th, where the Lakers as a -3.5 point favorite got the 96-95 road win. In that game LeBron James and Anthony Davis combined for half of the Lakers total points, but that offensive and defensive production will be missing without them on the floor for this matchup. Also, Morris has been listed as questionable due his ankle injury. On the other side of the ball Evan Fournier is listed as questionable due to health protocols and should be back hopefully this game or the next.
The Celtics are coming off a thrilling 116-115 road win against the Trail Blazers on Tuesday Night, marking that now four wins in a row, putting them in the fifth spot in the Eastern Conference at 29-26 overall. Their road record has been miserable, winning just 12 of their 28 games played. This matchup presents the perfect opportunity to continue that win streak, but that have to make sure they don’t take Los Angeles too lightly even without their two superstars.
Boston is 5-2 against the spread in their last 7 games and the total has gone over in 7 of the Celtics last 10 games when playing on the road against the Lakers.
Los Angeles comes into this game winning 6 of their last 10 games including the 101-93 road win against the Hornets on Tuesday Night. They forced the Hornets into 16 turnovers and held them to just 25% from 3-point land. Kyle Kuzma was the story in their last game, leading the team with 24 points, but offensive the team as a whole is really struggling.
In the last 3 games, the Lakers have scored an average of 107.7 points and playing top notch defense, only giving up an average of 101.7 points.
LA is 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference and the total has gone over in 4 of Lakers’ last 5 games.
In this Celtics vs Lakers Thursday Night basketball game, we’re rolling with the Celtics First Half Team Total to go over the 54 total points at the -115 price.
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