Lakers vs Celtics Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/25

Lakers vs Celtics Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/25

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Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers Preview and Prediction - KingPin Pro

Los Angeles, CA; Christmas Day, 3:00 p.m. EST

Spread: BOS -2.5
Over/Under: 234.5

Introduction

The Boston Celtics (22-6) will face the Los Angeles Lakers (16-14) at the crypto.com Arena on Christmas Day at 3:00 p.m. EST. This preview includes team statistics, player performances, recent matchups, and a prediction as well.

 

Team Analysis

Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics, currently leading the Eastern Conference, boast an impressive 22-6 record. Jayson Tatum has been instrumental in their success.

Player Spotlight: J. Tatum

Jayson Tatum is a key player for the Celtics, averaging 26.9 points per game with a remarkable 79.4% field goal percentage.

 

Los Angeles Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers, sitting ninth in the Western Conference, have a 16-14 record. LeBron James remains a significant force for the team.

Player Spotlight: L. James

LeBron James is a dominant presence for the Lakers, averaging 25.7 points per game with a 54.4% field goal percentage.

 

Injuries

For the Celtics, Svi Mykhailiuk, Kristaps Porzingis, and Luke Kornet are listed as game-time decisions. The Lakers' Gabe Vincent is also a game-time decision.

 

Recent Performances

The Celtics showcased their dominance with a 145-108 victory against the LA Clippers on December 23, 2023.

Prediction

The Christmas Day matchup between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers is expected to favor the Celtics, who have been in exceptional form. With Jayson Tatum leading the charge and the Lakers facing challenges, the Celtics are likely to win and cover the -2.5 points spread.

Pick: Boston Celtics -2.5

 

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