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Los Angeles Lakers at Boston Celtics Betting Pick – Feb 1, 2024

The Los Angeles Lakers are set to take on the Boston Celtics on Thursday in the National Basketball Association. The Lakers are 24-25 on the season, following their second straight loss on Tuesday.  Los Angeles is in a tie with Utah for 9th in the Western Conference. The Lakers fell on the road at Atlanta.

For Boston, their win on Tuesday over the Pacers was their second straight. Boston is now 37-11, which is the best record in the National Basketball Association. The Celtics are 8-2 over their last 10 games.

Boston is a big favorite in this game. The Celtics are listed at -10.5 over the Lakers.

Up and Down Lakers

The Lakers were playing better basketball, but the overtime win over Golden State may have taken a little more out of them than they wanted. They now have dropped back to back games, and allowed 135 in Houston 138 in Atlanta. The Lakers are flirting with falling outside of the postseason spot in the West.

In the loss to the Hawks, Austin Reaves was the top scorer. He scored 28 points in the game. LeBron James was 7 for 17 from the field and scored 20 points. Those were the only two starters in double figures for Los Angeles. Anthony Davis missed the game, for just the third time this season. Davis and James are tied at 24.9 points per game each.

The Lakers will remain on the road for two more games after this. Los Angeles will stop in New York on Saturday, before heading to Charlotte on Monday. After the road trip, the Lakers are home for three games against the Nuggets, Pelicans and Pistons.

Top Seeded Celtics

If the postseason started today, the Celtics would be the top seed in the postseason. The Celtics have been playing solid basketball all season, led by Jayson Tatum. The former Duke Blue Devils star is scoring 26.9 points per game, and ripping down 8.4 rebounds per game. Tatum is also dishing out 4.5 assists per game.

Jaylen Brown and Kristaps Porzingis have been big time helpers for the Celtics as well. Brown is up to 22.6 points per game, while Porzingis, who is in his first season with Boston, is scoring 19.4 per game. Boston as a team is 5th in the league, with more than 120 points per game.

Boston will remain at home for three more games after this. The Celtics will welcome the Grizzlies to town on Sunday. After that, Atlanta and Washington come in before they head out for road games at Miami and Brooklyn.

Celtics Top Lakers

In a game between two storied franchises, we like the Celtics to win this game. Boston is just well rounded as any team in the league can be. The Celtics can beat you in many ways. When going to place bets on this game, take the Boston Celtics. The final bet here is the Celtics -10.5 over the Lakers on Wednesday!

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