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Lakers vs. Celtics Betting Picks, Betting Odds & Predictions: Is LA Undervalued With Anthony Davis Returning?


Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images. Pictured: Anthony Davis (3) of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Lakers at Celtics Picks, Betting Odds & Predictions

  • Spread: Lakers -2.5
  • Over/Under: 226
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: TNT

Odds as of Monday afternoon and via FanDuel, where Action Network users get a risk-free bet up to $500.

Lakers vs. Celtics never gets old, especially when the teams are as competitive as these two squads have been. The Lakers have won four of their past five games without Anthony Davis, while the Celtics — who have also battled through various injuries lately — sit fourth in the East standings at the halfway mark of the regular season.

Will Davis’ return make the Lakers even more dominant than they’ve been recently? Our NBA experts analyze the matchup and preview how their betting the game of the night in the league.

Betting Trend to Know

In the Brad Stevens era, as underdogs the Celtics are 128-107-3 (55%) against the spread. But there are sharp home/road splits:

  • At home: 31-37-2 (46%) ATS
  • On road: 97-70-1 (58%) ATS

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Bryan Mears: Anthony Davis Has Frontcourt Mismatch

It’s the game of the day, although for the millionth time this season, a national TV primetime matchup could be marred by injuries.

In this one, Kemba Walker and Jaylen Brown are both questionable for the Celtics and missed their last game, while Davis is going to return after missing the last several games with a glute injury.

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