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Lakers vs. Celtics Picks and Predictions for the NBA Game on December 08, 2021

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The Lakers and Celtics will face off on December 08, 2021, in an NBA game in Los Angeles, CA at Staples Center, and be sure to check out the picks and predictions to win with your bets.

Introduction to the Lakers vs. Celtics betting tip and prediction

The Western Conference and Eastern Conference collide in this NBA matchup on December 08, 2021, at 03:00. Lakers and Celtics are a pick’em for this contest.. The previous game between these two teams was a pick’em and Celtics won, 121-113.

Entering this game, the Lakers are 375 to win the NBA Finals while the Celtics are 4000. In terms of conference championship odds, Lakers are to win its conference, and Celtics’ odds stand at 2000. For the team’s respective divisions, the Lakers are 120 to win the Pacific Division, meanwhile, the Celtics’ odds to win the Atlantic Division are 1000.

We all know how important the 3-point shot is to the game of basketball in the 2021-2022 season, so let us take a look at home these teams fare from long distances. The Lakers are making 34.8 percent of their 3-pointers this season. The Celtics are converting on 33.9 percent of their 3-pointers. Lakers are attempting 37 percent of its shots from behind the 3-point line. Celtics are taking 41 percent of its field goal attempts from a 3-point distance.

Los Angeles Lakers

How are the Lakers playing this season?

The Lakers come into this game with a 12-12 record, and they are currently 7th in the Western Conference standings. The Lakers are 4-6 in their last 10 games.

Did the Lakers win their most recent game?

No, Lakers fell to the Clippers, 119-115. Talen Horton-Tucker scored 19 points in the loss.

Best scorer for the Lakers

The leading scorer for the Lakers this season is LeBron James, who is averaging 25.6 points per game. In the last game he scored 50.75 points in DraftKings and 48.2 fantasy points in FanDuel.

Other Team Leaders for the Lakers

Coming into the December 08, 2021 contest, Anthony Davis leads the Lakers with 10 rebounds per game. In the last match he made 50 points in DraftKings and 49 fantasy points in FanDuel. Russell Westbrook has a team-high 8.6 assists per game. He scored 28 DraftKings points and 26.9 FanDuel fantasy game points in the last game. The steals leader for the Lakers is LeBron James (1.8 steals per game). He has 50.75 DraftKings fantasy points and 48.2 FanDuel fantasy points for the last game. In terms of swatting shots, Anthony Davis is leading the way for the Lakers with 2.2 blocks per game. His DFS production in the last game is as follows: 50 DraftKings fantasy points and 49 FanDuel fantasy points per game.

Lakers Team Analysis

The Lakers’ point differential this season is 0.99 points, which ranks 22nd in the NBA. They are averaging 111.7 points per game while allowing 113.4 points per game. In terms of 3-pointers, Lakers are making 11.7 shots per game, which ranks 12th in the NBA. From the free-throw line, the Lakers are making 16.1 per game, which ranks 18th in the NBA.

Projected Lakers Starting Lineup and Injuries

The Lakers plan on having these starting five for the game: , Anthony Davis, LeBron James, Talen Horton-Tucker , and Russell Westbrook. In their last meeting against the Celtics, the Lakers’ starting lineup consisted of Andre Drummond, Markieff Morris, Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope , and Dennis Schroder.

Boston Celtics

How are the Celtics playing this season?

The Celtics head this game with a 13-11 record, and they are currently 6th in the Eastern Conference standings. The Celtics are 6-4 in their last 10 games.

Did the Celtics win their most recent game?

Yes, Celtics defeated the Trail Blazers, 145-117. Jaylen Brown scored 40 points in the victory.

Best scorer for the Celtics

The leading scorer for the Celtics this season is Jayson Tatum, who is averaging 25.2 points per game. Jayson Tatum also leads the team in minutes played per game with 21.89. He scored 14 points on 6-for-14 shooting in his previous regular season meeting against the Lakers. In the last game, scored 52 DraftKings fantasy points per game and 47 FanDuel fantasy points per game.

Other Team Leaders for the Celtics

Jayson Tatum is leading the way with 8.8 rebounds per game. In his last game of the season, he scored 52 points in DraftKings and 47 in FanDuel. Marcus Smart is dishing out a team-high 5.5 assists per game. He has 24 DraftKings fantasy points and 21.4 FanDuel fantasy points scored in the last game. In terms of steals, Celtics’ leader is Marcus Smart with 2.1 steals per game. His DFS points in the last match were the following: 24 DraftKings fantasy points and 21.4 FanDuel fantasy points. The blocks leader for the Celtics is Robert Williams III, who is sending back 1.9 shots per game. He scored 16.25 DraftKings fantasy points and 19.1 FanDuel fantasy points in his last game.

Celtics Team Analysis

The Celtics’ point differential this season is 1.02 points, which ranks 9th in the NBA. They are averaging 108.9 points per game while allowing 106.5 points per game. In terms of 3-pointers, Celtics are making 12.3 shots per game, which ranks 19th in the NBA. From the free-throw line, the Celtics are making 17.6 per game, which ranks 30th in the NBA.

Projected Celtics’ Starting Lineup and Injuries

The Celtics are starting these five players for the game: Robert Williams III, Al Horford, Jayson Tatum, Marcus Smart , and Dennis Schroder. In their last meeting against the Lakers, the Celtics’ starting five was Tristan Thompson, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart , and Kemba Walker. For the upcoming matchup, Celtics has the following injuries: Jaylen Brown is questionable (conditioning), Al Horford is probable (back), and Romeo Langford is probable (ankle).

Bet suggestions for this game

Spread betting suggestion

According to Vegas, it is a toss-up for the Lakers and Celtics game. Although it is a pick’em, the suggestion is to bet at the Celtics.

Money Line betting suggestion

Lakers are a 0 money line favorite for the game against Celtics, and the suggestion is to pick the Celtics.

Over/Under betting suggestion

The over/under for the Lakers and Celtics is 0 points, so the suggestion is to take the over.

Will there be Overtime?

The Lakers and Celtics have combined for an impressive 9 overtime games this season, and therefore, there is value in betting if there will be overtime for this contest.

Lakers vs Celtics betting tip: FAQs

When does the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics take place?

The game will be played on December 08, 2021.

Where will the Lakers and Celtics be playing?

The contest will take place at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.

How have the teams been playing this season?

The Lakers have a 12-12 record thus far this season, they are the 7th seed in the Western Conference standings. Meanwhile, the Celtics are 13-11, they own the 6th spot in the Eastern Conference.

What was the previous result between the teams?

The last time that the Lakers and Celtics played, Celtics won, 121-113.

Which team is favored for the upcoming contest?

This Lakers and Celtics game is a pick’em. In the previous meeting, the Lakers were a 0 point favorites. They lost the game against Celtics, 121-113.

Which is the over/under for the game?

The over/under is 0 points for the December 08, 2021 game.

When do the Lakers and Celtics next face each other?

The matchup on December 08, 2021, is the game between the Lakers and Celtics this season. This is the final regular-season matchup between the Lakers and Celtics, so the next time they will face each other will most likely be in the next season.

Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?

The bookmaker with the best odds for this match is Bet365, and you can check out great betting tips here.

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