Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers Betting Odds & Game Analysis | December 7


By Lester Mackay | December 6, 2021, 9:38 pm

The Los Angeles Lakers (12-12) face the Boston Celtics (13-11) as only 3-point favorites on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 10:00 PM ET.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the NBA matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics.

Lakers stats and betting info

Betting trends for Los Angeles

  • Los Angeles is 8-16-0 against the spread this season.
  • When they have played as at least 3-point favorites this season, the Lakers are 1-9 against the spread.
  • Los Angeles games have gone over the point total in 15 out of 24 opportunities (62.5%).
  • The Lakers are 8-7 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 53.3% of those games).
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -148 or shorter, Los Angeles has a 6-4 record (winning 60% of its games).
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Lakers’ implied win probability is 59.7%.

Key players for Los Angeles

  • Anthony Davis: 24.4 PTS, 10.0 REB, 1.3 STL, 2.2 BLK, 52.3 FG%, 18.8 3PT% (9-for-48)
  • Russell Westbrook: 20.3 PTS, 8.0 REB, 8.6 AST, 1.3 STL, 44.6 FG%, 32.0 3PT% (33-for-103)
  • Carmelo Anthony: 14.3 PTS, 44.1 FG%, 42.9 3PT% (63-for-147)
  • LeBron James: 25.6 PTS, 6.8 AST, 1.8 STL, 47.5 FG%, 33.7 3PT% (34-for-101)
  • Malik Monk: 10.3 PTS, 46.0 FG%, 36.8 3PT% (43-for-117)

Lakers Injuries: Anthony Davis: Day To Day (Thumb), Trevor Ariza: Out (Ankle), Kendrick Nunn: Out (Knee), LeBron James: Day To Day (Abdominal)

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Celtics stats and betting info

Betting trends for Boston

  • Los Angeles is 8-16-0 against the spread this season.
  • In games they have played as at least 3-point favorites this season, the Lakers are 1-9 against the spread.
  • Los Angeles has gone over in 15 of its 24 games with a set total (62.5%).
  • This season, the Celtics have been the underdog nine times and won three of those games.
  • Boston has a record of 1-3 in games where sportsbooks have them as underdogs of at least +120 on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Celtics based on the moneyline is 45.5%.

Key players for Boston

  • Jayson Tatum: 25.2 PTS, 8.8 REB, 40.6 FG%, 32.2 3PT% (65-for-202)
  • Dennis Schroder: 17.9 PTS, 44.6 FG%, 35.8 3PT% (39-for-109)
  • Al Horford: 12.8 PTS, 8.2 REB, 1.8 BLK, 46.5 FG%, 31.0 3PT% (27-for-87)
  • Marcus Smart: 11.3 PTS, 5.5 AST, 2.1 STL, 39.9 FG%, 30.4 3PT% (34-for-112)
  • Robert Williams III: 9.1 PTS, 8.6 REB, 1.9 BLK, 75.0 FG%

Celtics Injuries: Jaylen Brown: Day To Day (Hamstring)

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