Those who bet sports will get an excellent sports wagering opportunity as the Boston Celtics host the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.
Sportsbook odds have the Celtics favored since they are at home and they should have another edge since Lakers center Andrew Bynum is not in the lineup.
Bynum missed most of last season, including the Lakers run to the NBA Finals, and a lot of online sports betting sharps wanted to see how Bynum would factor in this crucial matchup. In the 2008 NBA Finals, the Lakers were eaten up inside by Kevin Garnett and Kendrick Perkins, which is why Bynum was supposed to be the difference this year.
The Lakers will play Thursday without Bynum and will have to do so for the next eight-to-twelve weeks as well. They have more depth than most teams in the league, so sportsbook bettors shouldn’t shy away from betting them too much.
Even so, Thursday’s game will be the back end of a back-to-back situation for the Lakers and the Celtics are hot, riding a 12-game winning streak.
Look for the Celtics to come out early and establish themselves and ride their home-court advantage to a win.
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