The unbeaten Los Angeles Lakers will battle the winless Boston Celtics on Tuesday. This is the third game for both teams in the NBA Summer League. The Lakers have played well, winning their two games by a combined 25 points. For the Boston Celtics, their two losses have come by a combined 16 points, as they have struggled to stay in games for the entire game so far. We will give you more details on both NBA teams as we go forward in our Lakers vs Celtics Picks for the NBA Summer League.
Lakers vs. Celtics Odds
Spread: The Los Angeles Lakers are favored at the spread by 3.5 points, with the Boston Celtics the underdog. A bet on the Lakers to win by more than 3.5 points would pay out at -110 odds, while a bet on the Celtics to win outright or by less than 3.5 points would pay out at +110 odds.
Total: The over/under for the game is set at 188.5 points.
Moneyline: The Los Angeles Lakers are the moneyline favorite, with odds of -155. This means that a bet of $155 would win $100 if the Lakers win the game. The Boston Celtics are the moneyline underdog, with odds of +135. This means that a bet of $100 would win $135 if the Celtics win the game.
Lakers vs. Celtics Information
Los Angeles Lakers (2-0) vs Boston Celtics (0-2)
Date & Time: Wednesday, July 12, 2023, 7:00 pm PST
Location of the game: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
Where to watch: ESPN | TSN | NBC Sports Boston
Lakers vs. Celtics Betting Preview
The unbeaten Los Angeles Lakers have looked good so far in Summer League action. The Lakers smacked the Golden State Warriors around in Game 1 on Friday and then smashed the Hornets on Sunday, which positively affected Los Angeles Lakers odds. In the win on Friday, the Lakers saw five guys score in double digits. Max Christie was the catalyst in the win, as he scored 22 points. Cole Swider was also solid, with 19 bets. The other three guys were Colin Castleton, D’Moi Hodge and Sacha Killeya-Jones.
On Sunday, the Lakers got a lot of the same stuff. In the NBA Stats book – Castleton scored 21 in the game. This time, Maxwell Lewis was part of the double figures part. Castleton added 14 rebounds and has been excellent for the Lakers through the Summer. Los Angeles was 9 of 23 from three-point territory in the win.
For the Boston Celtics, their first game was low scoring for them, as they scored just 88 points in the loss to the Miami Heat, which doesn’t help the Boston Celtics over under. The Celtics turned the ball over 19 times in the loss. Jordan Walsh was the top scorer for Boston with 18, while Jay Scrubb added 17 and JD Davis added 14. Justin Champagnie added 11 rebounds for Boston in the loss.
On Sunday, the Celtics dropped a 103-98 affair to Washington Wizards. That game was at the Cox Pavilion there in Vegas. Boston saw six guys score double digits, as Udoka Azubuike scored 14 and added 10 rebounds. The second-year big man out of Kansas played in nearly 18 minutes for Utah. Justin Champagnie scored 21 points and added an additional 12 rebounds for Boston in this one.
Lakers vs. Celtics Betting Picks
When it is time to make our Lakers vs Celtics Picks, remember this is just the NBA Summer. Teams could change who they are playing just before the game. Teams could change who they are playing during the game. These games are very unpredictable.
Look for the young talent of the Lakers to keep the talented play going while the Celtics continue their Summer struggles. When making our Lakers vs Celtics Picks, we are going with the following:
- Pick 1: Los Angeles Lakers -3.5 (-110)
- Pick 2: OVER 188.5 (-110)
The Lakers are going to win this game and win it fairly easily. Max Christie and the rest of the Lakers have shown good chemistry so far in the Summer League, and the NBA injury report shows no signs of affecting them negatively. On the Boston side – they are still seeking answers and will use the rest of the summer to figure it out. If we had to make an exact score prediction for this Lakers vs. Celtics Summer League game – according to NBA betting trends, we would go with the Lakers 101-91 over the Celtics.
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