Lakers vs. Celtics - 4/3/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (44-32) at Los Angeles Lakers (16-59)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 9:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers +10 -- Over/Under: 208 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, TWC SN
The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers square off Sunday night at the Staples Center.
The Boston Celtics look for another win after beating Golden State on Friday. The Boston Celtics are averaging 105.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 102.4 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 22.3 points and 6.3 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 15.2 points and 2.8 rebounds. Jae Crowder is grabbing 5.2 rebounds and Evan Turner is dishing 4.4 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have lost six of their last nine road games.
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The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 97.7 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 106.9 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Kobe Bryant is averaging 16.6 points and 2.9 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 15.5 points and four rebounds. D'Angelo Russell is dishing 3.3 assists and Julius Randle is grabbing 10.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost six of their last eight home games.
The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games. The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Atlantic and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Celtics are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
This may be a letdown game for the Boston Celtics, but they're so well coached, I expect them to be OK. The Lakers have had their moments lately, but they'll struggle big time against a Boston team that gets after it defnesively. Give me Boston by double digits.