LA Lakers vs. Celtics: will the Lakers withstand pressure?

LA Lakers vs. Boston Celtics: Preview and bets for the NBA regular season match on April 16, 2021

15/04/2021

Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers

L L W W L
16/04/21 04:00 CET
Boston Celtics

Boston Celtics

L W W W W
Tournament USA, NBA
Place Staples Center (Los Angeles)
LA Lakers vs. Boston Celtics NBA basketball meeting on April 16

The "LA Lakers" will host the "Boston Celtics" for the NBA regular season on Friday, April 16. The meeting will be held at the Staples Center arena.

Los Angeles Lakers

The "LA Lakers" are fifth in the Western Conference standings with 34 wins and 21 losses. Recently, Frank Vogel's wards have been alternating between successes and failures, but this is largely due to Anthony Davis’ and LeBron James' injuries.

In their previous match, the Californians beat "Charlotte" (101: 93). The most productive among the winners was Kyle Kuzma with 24 points; another 19 points were added by Dennis Schröder.

Anthony Davis, LeBron James, and Jared Dudley are not yet ready to enter the basketball arena. Markieff Morris’s participation in the match remains in question.

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Boston Celtics

"Boston" are in fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings with 29 wins and 26 defeats. Brad Stevens' team won six victories in the previous seven meetings, losing only to "Philadelphia" (96:106).

The day before, the "Celtics" defeated "Portland" (116:115) with Jayson Tatum’s efforts, as he not only made the decisive shot but also scored 32 points with 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Jaylen Brown has 24 points and Kemba Walker has 21 points.

Evan Fournier runs the risk of missing the match due to the coronavirus protocol.

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Statistics

  • On average, the "Celtics" score 112 points per game.
  • On average, the "Lakers" players gain 110 points per game.
  • No quarter draws have been recorded in the last five personal matches.

Our Prediction

The reigning champions, left without their superstars, are simply trying to stay as high as possible in the standings. They are simply not in a position to aim at long series of victories in their current squad. If to talk about the "Celtics", then this team is gradually recovering from a bad start this season. Taking into account the principle of the meeting, most likely, the guests will not be able to win confidently. However, Brad Stevens' wards are now simply stronger in terms of the selection of players. 

Our bet is the victory of "Boston" with a handicap (-6.5) at odds of 2.05 on 1xbet.


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