Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers 2-18-10

February 18, 2010


The Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at STAPLES Center.

Oddsmakers currently have the Lakers listed as 3-point favorites versus the Celtics, while the game’s total is sitting at 188½.

Paul Pierce and Rasheed Wallace scored 17 points each to lead the Celtics past the Kings 95-92 on Tuesday night.

Boston couldn’t cover as 6-point road favorites, while the game played UNDER the 198.5-point total listed by sportsbooks.

Shannon Brown dropped 27 points and hauled down 10 rebounds to lead the Lakers over the Warriors 104-94 on Tuesday night.

Los Angeles couldn’t cover as 13-point home favorites, while the teams played UNDER the 216-point total set by sportsbooks.

Current streak:
Los Angeles has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
Boston: 33-18 SU, 19-31-1 ATS
Los Angeles: 42-13 SU, 25-29-1 ATS

Boston most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Portland are 3-7
After playing Sacramento are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Memphis are 6-4
After playing Golden State are 9-1
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston’s last 7 games
Boston is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
Boston is 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games when playing LA Lakers
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
LA Lakers are 21-2 SU in their last 23 games at home
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at Portland, Friday, February 19
LA Lakers at Memphis, Tuesday, February 23

FREE PICK : Celtics +3

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