Celtics vs Lakers Picks, Prediction | Best Bet for NBA Christmas Day

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Celtics vs Lakers Picks, Prediction | Best Bet for NBA Christmas Day

Monday, Dec 25
5:00pm ET
ABC
Celtics -4 (Play to -5) | Over 234.5

Here's everything you need to know about Celtics vs Lakers on Christmas Day — our expert Celtics vs Lakers picks and prediction for our best bet on NBA Christmas Day.

Make sure to shop around on this one, as lines are moving as we get closer and closer to tip. Two hours before the start of Celtics-Lakers, you could still get Boston -4. Now that we're an hour away from tip, though, the spread is Celtics -5 at almost every shop, with the total on the rise, as well.

Let's get to our Celtics vs Lakers prediction and pick.

Pick: Celtics -4 (Play to -5) | Over 234.5 (Play to 235.5)


Celtics vs Lakers Picks

Picks: Celtics -4 (Play to -5) | Over 234.5 (Play to 235.5)

The Celtics were able to put up 145 points Saturday on a strong Clippers team despite being without Kristaps Porziņģis, who is questionable for today’s game.

Can the best team in the Eastern Conference get the job done on the road again? Boston has been perfect at home this season, with all six of the Celtics' losses coming on the road, including one to kick off this California road trip against the Warriors.

The Celtics are 8-2 in the month of December and ranked sixth in scoring with 119.9 points per game.

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Anthony Davis called the game against the Thunder on Saturday a must-win, and the Lakers delivered, but what will the availability of Davis after playing 42 minutes against Oklahoma City?

Christmas Day 2023 marks Lebron James’ 18th Christmas game. If the Lakers win, it will mark James’ 11th win on the holiday, passing Dwyane Wade for the most all-time. He’s poised to have another big holiday game, but it won’t be enough to get the win.

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Celtics vs Lakers Picks, Prediction

Monday, Dec 25
5:00pm ET
ABC
Celtics Odds
SpreadTotalMoneyline
-5
-114
235
-110o / -110u
-205
Lakers Odds
SpreadTotalMoneyline
+5
-106
235
-110o / -110u
+172
Odds via FanDuel. Get up-to-the-minute NBA odds here.

Both the Lakers and Celtics have hit the over five times in the past five games. The Celtics have outscored their opponents by an average of 10.2 points per games this season. Look for both to come out with energy, but expect Boston to get its second straight win in L.A.

Lakers vs Celtics Picks: Celtics -4 (Play to -5) | Over 234.5 (Play to 235.5)

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