Two storied rebuilding franchises will meet from NBA pro basketball action on Friday night February 21st as the Boston Celtics will continue their road trip as they face the LA Lakers. The Celtics and Lakers will get it on from Staples Center in Los Angeles and ESPN TV will provide the coast to coast broadcast. Check out the NBA pro basketball odds listed at Top Bet sportsbook.
The NBA wagering odds from this pro basketball contest have the home team LA Lakers favored by -1 ½ points with an over under line of 205 points. Those who bet the LA Lakers on the money line will lay -115 odds with the road side Boston Celtics returning -105 odds on the money line.
The Boston Celtics began this west coast rip with a loss at the Phoenix Suns by six points. This was a horrible spot for the Suns as the team was forced to play an intense overtime game the night before at Denver while Boston had plenty of rest as they were playing their first game after the All Star Break. Boston has been a bad shooting team all season. They rank 26th and fifth last in the NBA in shooting percentage as they make just 43.6% of their shots. From the three point line it’s even worse as the club makes just 33.1% from beyond the arc ranking 28th and third worst in the NBA. They have scored 100 or more points just once of their past five games and that came at a very bad Milwaukee team. Boston is 8-19 and that is very poor considering Boston plays in the Eastern conference and the majority of those games have come against bad clubs out east. The Lakers schedule has been much tougher and based on their schedule the Lakers are the better team as each club has identical 36 losses this season. There is a major injury for Boston as their leading rebounder Jared Sullinger has an ankle problem and their guard Avery Bradley is listed as out with an ankle. The Mike D’Antonio system is plug and play. The Lakers are a well-conditioned team and their running style will be too much for Boston. LA has had good success against bad Eastern conference teams this year.
With our NBA Pro Basketball pick for Friday we will play on the LA Lakers -1 ½ points against the Boston Celtics but first take a look at the sports odds.