Wednesday, December 30, 2015
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, December 30, 2015. The opening line for this game has Boston as 12.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 5-27 and a road record of 3-18. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -11.1 as they are averaging 96.3 points per game while giving up 107.3 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 18-13 and a home record of 9-7. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 103.1 points per game and surrendering 98.7, good for a point differential of 4.4.
Kobe Bryant comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 34% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Jordan Clarkson averages 14.4 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 20.7 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 6.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Avery Bradley averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Los Angeles averages 96.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -11.1 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.3 per game. The Lakers allow 107.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.4 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Boston averages 103.1 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 53.4 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 22nd with 15.3 per game. The Celtics allow 98.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 20 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Celtics force 17.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 12-20-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 15-17-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 18-12-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 14-16-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Boston Celtics Injuries
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Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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