Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Lakers Predictions, Odds & Picks

Written by: Christian Jope
Updated October 14, 2022
4 min read
Boston Celtics Vs Los Angeles Lakers
  • The Boston Celtics find themselves fifth in the East after a four-game unbeaten run!
  • The Los Angeles Lakers continue to struggle without their stars, 6-4 in their last ten.
  • Their last meeting this season was a close affair, 96-95.

Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds

Team Point Spread Total Money Line
Boston Celtics -6 -110 O 212 -112 -230
Los Angeles Lakers +6 -110 U 212 -109 +188

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Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Lakers Predictions and Picks

The Los Angeles Lakers are short-handed against a rising Boston Celtics squad. Boston will be looking for revenge after a narrow loss in their last meeting.

Pick:

Boston Celtics def. Los Angeles Lakers (-230)

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How to Watch Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Lakers

Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Lakers Information
What Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Lakers
Where STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California
When 10:00 PM EST, April 15th, 2021
How to Watch TNT

Head-to-Head: Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Lakers

Boston Celtics Head-to-Head Los Angeles Lakers
Brad Stevens Head Coach Frank Vogel
29-26 (5th in East) Standing 34-21 (5th in West)
W-W-W-W Form W-L-W-L
114.2 (10th of 30) Off Rtg 110.0 (20th of 30)
112.2 (15th of 30) Def Rtg 105.8 (1st of 30)
97.9 (21st of 30) Pace 98.9 (17th of 30)

Leaders (Per Game)

J. Tatum (25.9) PPG L. James (25.4)
T. Thompson (8.2) RPG A. Drummond (9.2)
M. Smart (5.6) APG L. James (7.9)
M. Smart (1.5) SPG A. Drummond (1.4)
R. Williams (1.8) BPG A. Davis (1.8)
T. Fall (.750)/J. Tatum (9.4) FG%/FGM D. Cacok (.941)/L. James (9.5)
E. Fournier (.478)/J. Tatum (2.9) 3P%/3PM A. Caruso (.423)/L. James (2.4)

BOS: Keep Your Composure

The Boston Celtics haven’t had the consistently successful season that they wanted. Though in their last outing against the Portland Trail Blazers, the Celtics showed they still have the right to take down some of the best in the league.

In their last game, the Celtics were able to take down the Trail Blazers despite trailing for the first three-quarters of the game.

Despite some recent criticism and health struggles, it was All-Star Jayson Tatum that helped them close the game. Scoring eight of his 32 points in the fourth quarter, Tatum showed that he can close a game should the Celtics keep it close enough.

Celtics Key Player: (G) Kemba Walker


Perennial All-Star Kemba Walker hasn’t had one of his better seasons, but in his last game, he showed that he can still contribute on all levels of the court.

Against the Blazers, Walker posted 21 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists on 41.4% shooting from the field.

He’s been hot and cold from the field this season, but as a constant scoring threat, he is due to erupt at any time. To take down the Lakers, Walker needs to score efficiently from the field.

LAL: Defend the Three Ball

The Los Angeles Lakers already have some issues on the offensive side of the ball. However, against the Celtics, they’ll need to tighten up the defensive screws as well.

With Drummond on the court, the Lakers are lacking when it comes to closing out on shooters. Their opponents usually play a five-out offense, as they can be devastating from range.

If the Lakers centers can’t keep up on the defensive end, they’ll be in for a high-scoring affair. Something they might struggle with, considering James and Davis are unavailable.

Lakers Key Player: (C) Montrezl Harrell


The Los Angeles Lakers have a more than solid center rotation with Andre Drummond, Marc Gasol, and Montrezl Harrell. It is Harrell who can make the difference in this game against the small Celtics lineup.

In his last game, Harrell posted a modest six points and five rebounds. The offence rarely runs for him, but his work rate on the glass can be game-changing for the Lakers.

Simply put, the Celtics struggle when they are outrebounded. If Harrell can put in a good shift on the boards, he can turn the game in the Lakers’ favor.

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