NBA Finals Preview: Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers

by Dirty on June 17, 2010

NBA Finals 2010 Betting The Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at STAPLES Center.

Oddsmakers currently have the Lakers listed as 7-point favorites versus the Celtics, while the game’s total is sitting at 186.

Kobe Bryant poured in a game-high 26 points with 11 rebounds for a double-double on Tuesday, leading the Lakers to an 89-67 victory over the Celtics and forcing a deciding Game 7 in the NBA Finals.

The Lakers covered the 6-point spread while the teams played UNDER that game’s posted total of 190 set by oddsmakers.

Pau Gasol also had a double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Lakers. Ray Allen led the Celtics with 19 points in the Game 6 loss.

Team records:
Boston: 50-32 SU, 33-48-1 ATS
Los Angeles: 57-25 SU, 34-46-2 ATS

Boston most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
After playing LA Lakers are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
Boston is 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 games when playing LA Lakers
Boston is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
LA Lakers are 11-1 SU in their last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing Boston
LA Lakers are 13-5 SU in their last 18 games

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