Celtics-Lakers Betting Preview: Can LA Break Its Losing Streak?

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David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23), Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11).

Betting Odds: Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Lakers

  • Spread: Celtics -6.5
  • Over/Under: 222
  • Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: ABC

>> All odds as of 3:00 p.m. ET. Download The Action Network App to get real-time NBA odds and track your bets

The Boston Celtics are on West coast to face the reeling Los Angeles Lakers in primetime. The Lakers are on a four game losing streak and their hopes of making the playoffs are nearly extinguished. The Celtics, meanwhile, are coming off an impressive win in Golden State.

Will the Celtics put the Lakers out of their misery? Our analysts discuss.

Betting Trends to Know

The Lakers opened as +6 underdogs at home to the Celtics. This is the 13th regular season game in the past five seasons that LeBron has been a home underdog. In the previous 12 games his team went 7-5 straight up and ATS.

LA has struggled this season against inferior competition going 9-22-1 ATS when facing an opponent with a losing record but the Lakers are 16-11 ATS when the opposing team is above .500. — John Ewing

Mears: How I’m Betting Tonight’s Game

To no one’s surprise, the public has turned on James and the Lakers. So far today, the Celtics are getting 72% of the bets and 88% of the money. The line has moved from Celtics -5 at opening to -6.5.

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