Basketball betting should be exciting as last year’s NBA finalists meet for the second time this season on Thursday night in a nationally televised game on TNT.
The Celtics will be looking for revenge from the Christmas Day loss they suffered in Los Angeles. They may be able to get it since the basketball betting schedule sets up in their favor.
Basketball betting information shows that this is the 5th game of a 6-game road trip for the Lakers. It is also the second half of a back-to-back for Los Angeles as they played last night in Toronto as NBA betting schedule information shows. The Celtics are in the first half of a back-to-back and have no reason to look ahead as they are at the Knicks tomorrow night.
Basketball betting trends also favor the Celtics in this game. Boston has won 6 of the last 10 games between the two teams and they are 8-2 against the basketball odds. The Celtics have won the last four home games against the Lakers as basketball betting numbers show although three of those were in last year’s NBA Finals. Boston had covered the basketball odds in eight straight games against the Lakers until their loss in December at Staples Center.
This basketball betting matchup is definitely a contrast of styles. The Lakers lead the NBA in scoring as basketball betting statistics show, while the Celtics have been second in the NBA in defense. The difference is that Boston’s offense is right around the Top 10 as basketball betting stats show while the Lakers defense is more toward the middle of the pack.
If Los Angeles is going to win the NBA title this season they have to prove they can beat Boston on the road. In last year’s Finals they lost all three games at Boston. The Celtics have been superb again this season both straight up and against the NBA betting odds. Boston has been a big basketball betting force this season at home.
There is not much to look at when it comes to the trends on the basketball betting total. The over/under is 5-5 in the last ten games between the two teams as NBA betting numbers show.
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