Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Odds and Predictions 1/30/2021
The Boston Celtics is set to face a formidable challenge when they face the defending champions Los Angeles Lakers on 30th January at the TD Garden. The Celtics who looked a little complacent in the initial phase seems to have shaken off the rustiness with some quality performances coming their way.
On the other hand, the giants Lakers have largely been successful barring a few unexpected losses, which they will have to take care of in the coming games. Even though the Lakers are favored in the odds and predictions, Celtics have the capability to turn it on their day.
Here are the Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Odds and Prediction Summary
Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch out
Kemba Walker who is the point guard in the side is still healing from his knee surgery. His load will be managed for the rest of the season by the coach, Brad Stevens.
Marcus Smart who is the guard has a rating of 82 along with a 3-pointer conversion of 32.2% so far.
Jayson Tatum who plays as the small forward and power forward has a field goal percentage of 47.1 and a free throw percentage of 85.7 in 12 games this season. He has also averaged 6.8 rebounds per game during the same time.
Daniel Theis who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 9.4 points and 1.2 assists in his career.
For Lakers, the pair of LeBron James and Anthony Davis are still the X-factors for their success. LeBron James who plays as the small forward has averaged 25.6 points and is involved in 7.3 assists per game.
His partner Anthony Davis leads the charts in rebounds and steals for the side. He has a field goal percentage of 52.2 and 1.9 blocks on an average.
Montrezl Harrell who has played at the center position has been a solid candidate for the side with an average of 13 points and 6.7 rebounds per game this season.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope who plays as the shooting guard has a field goal percentage of 51.5 and a free throw percentage of 88.9
Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Odds and Predictions : Recent form
Boston Celtics had a wonderful 2019-20 season where they made it to the Eastern conference finals. Riding on the success, things didn’t look favorable initially with just two wins in four games.
But they seem to tighten the screw after initial hiccups as they went 5-1 in the next six games. Barring that loss to Pistons in 1st week of January, the Boston based club dispatched quality teams like Raptors, Heat and Wizards without breaking much sweat.
But they have caught a roadblock with defeats to Knicks, 76ers and Spurs. They have occupied the 5th place in the table.
The defending champions did get off to a bumpy start after a loss to Clippers in the season opener. But they were up to the task when they faced Mavericks and Timberwolves.
They notched up some important victories early in the year along with some hiccups here and there. They have managed to string three wins in their last 5 outings with the two losses coming against the likes of 76ers and Pistons.
The giants who were once topping the charts are currently sitting in 3rd position, desperate to get to the top of the Western conference.
Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head:
Regular season (292 games): Celtics – 161 wins, Lakers – 131 wins.
Playoffs played: 0
Previous meeting: Lakers won 114-112 on 23rd Feb 2020 in a regular season fixture.
Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Odds and Predictions: Outright predictions
The odds for this particular game between Celtics and Lakers will be updated on the day of the clash. Looking at the outright predictions, it is very clear that the Lakers are the hot favorites to win the NBA championship whereas their opponents are given a significant to lift the NBA title.
According to Oddschecker and SMarkets, the Boston Celtics are the sixth favorites in this season while the defending champions has a massive opportunity to grab their 2nd consecutive title.
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