NBA Finals Preview: Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers

by Dirty on June 15, 2010

Celtics and Lakers betting The Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers will both be gunning for a victory on Tuesday when they meet at STAPLES Center.

Oddsmakers currently have the Lakers listed as 6½-point favorites versus the Celtics, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.

The Celtics defeated the Lakers 92-86 as a 2-point favorite in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Sunday. The combined score fell UNDER the posted over/under (189.5).

Paul Pierce netted a team-high 27 points for the Celtics, and Kevin Garnett added 18 points and 10 rebounds in the win.

Kobe Bryant scored a game-high 38 points for the Lakers, and Pau Gasol had 12 points and 12 rebounds.

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 Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing LA Lakers are 6-4
After playing LA Lakers are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 8-2
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Boston is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
Boston is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
Boston is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
LA Lakers are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the LA Lakers last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 7 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at LA Lakers, Thursday, June 17
LA Lakers home to Boston, Thursday, June 17

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