Celtics vs Lakers Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Tuesday, December 13, 2022

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The Boston Celtics (21-7) visit the Los Angeles Lakers (11-15) on December 13, 2022 at Crypto.com Arena. The Celtics are favorites, by four points, in a matchup featuring a pair of the NBA’s top players, the Celtics’ Jayson Tatum and the Lakers’ Anthony Davis. The over/under for the matchup is 235.5 points.

How to bet Celtics vs. Lakers

Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 4 points, with oddsmakers listing the Celtics as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -169 odds to pick up the win, while the Lakers are listed at +143 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 235.5 points.

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Celtics vs. Lakers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, December 13, 2022
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TNT
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Arena: Crypto.com Arena

Celtics vs. Lakers Betting Trends

The Celtics have played 28 games, with 17 wins against the spread. Boston has won 19, or 73.1%, of the 26 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Celtics games this year have gone over the total in 15 out of 26 opportunities (57.7%).

Against the spread, the Lakers are 11-15-0 this season. Los Angeles has won 33.3% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (6-12). Lakers games this season have gone over the total in 15 of 26 opportunities (57.7%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Celtics

Celtics Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jayson Tatum 27 29.7 8.2 4 1.1 1 3.3
Jaylen Brown 26 26.6 7 3.5 1 0.4 2.3
Malcolm Brogdon 23 14.3 4.1 3.9 0.5 0.2 1.9
Marcus Smart 25 11.4 3.1 7.3 1.2 0.4 1.8
Derrick White 28 10.2 2.8 3.2 0.9 0.7 1.7

Lakers

Lakers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Anthony Davis 23 27.7 12.4 2.7 1.3 2.2 0.4
LeBron James 19 26.2 8.6 6.3 1.2 0.6 2.3
Lonnie Walker IV 23 16 2.3 1.6 0.8 0.4 2.1
Russell Westbrook 25 14.4 5.6 7.6 1 0.4 1.1
Austin Reaves 26 10.8 3 2.1 0.5 0.3 1.2
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Celtics: Robert Williams: Out (Knee), Al Horford: Out (Health Protocols), Danilo Gallinari: Out (Knee)

Lakers: LeBron James: Probable (Ankle), Anthony Davis: Probable (Back), Juan Toscano-Anderson: Out (Ankle), Wenyen Gabriel: Out (Shoulder)

What you need to know about the Boston Celtics

Boston has a top-five offense this season, ranking best in the league with 119.3 points per game. At the other end of the court, it ranks 13th with 112.4 points allowed per contest. At home, the Celtics are scoring 12.1 more points per game (125.8) than they are away from home (113.7). On offense, the Celtics have had a tough time putting the ball in the basket over their last 10 games, scoring 118.6 points per contest over that stretch compared to the 119.3 they’ve put up over the course of this year.

Boston has been getting things done in terms of three-point shooting this year, ranking second-best in the NBA in three-pointers per game (16.2) and second-best in three-point percentage (39.1%). This season, the Celtics have taken 52.2% two-pointers, accounting for 61.8% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 47.8% from three-point land (38.2% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers

In 2022-23, Los Angeles is 11th in the league on offense (114.8 points scored per game) and fifth-worst on defense (116.3 points conceded). At home the Lakers are putting up 115.2 points per game, 0.6 more than they are averaging on the road (114.6). Over their past 10 games, the Lakers are scoring 121.5 points per game, 6.7 more than their season average (114.8).

Beyond the arc, Los Angeles is worst in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (9.7). And it is third-worst in 3-point percentage at 32.2%. The Lakers attempt 66% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 34% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 76.9% of the Lakers’ buckets are 2-pointers, and 23.1% are 3-pointers.

Celtics vs. Lakers Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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