Celtics vs. Lakers NBA Prediction

Celtics vs. Lakers, 4/15/21 NBA Fantasy News & Betting Predictions

One of the oldest rivalries in the NBA will be renewed on Thursday night when the Lakers host the Celtics at 10:00 p.m. ET. The over has been a winning play in previous meetings between these two teams but is 212 too high of a number for these two teams to hit tonight?

Game Snapshot

529 Boston Celtics (-6) at 530 Los Angeles Lakers (+6); o/u 212

10:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, April 15, 2021

Venue: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, LA

TV: TNT

Milwaukee Bucks DFS Spin

Jayson Tatum says he's close to 100 percent better since testing positive for COVID-19 three months ago. Tatum says he now uses an inhaler before games to combat the effects of the virus, but he's close to feeling like he did before contracting it. "It's a process," he told ESPN. "It takes a long time. I take an inhaler before the game since I've tested positive. This has kind of helped with that and opened up my lungs, and, you know, I never took an inhaler before. So that's something different. I for sure feel better now than I did a month ago." Tatum looked great on Tuesday when he scored 32 points on 10-of-17 shooting. Hopefully, he'll continue to improve as the season continues.

Los Angeles Clippers DFS Spin

Andre Drummond is '"still trying to figure it out here" after posting just seven points in his last two games with the Lakers. Drummond's found success on the defensive end of the ball but is struggling to put together high-scoring outputs on his new team. "Offensively, this is probably the worst I've played in my career," Drummond said, according to ESPN. "I'm still trying to figure it out here. I'm not allowing it to take me out of my game. I know why I'm here, which is to help this team defensively. Offensively, it will come for me." His two-game streak is the second-lowest scoring total he's produced in his career in games he's played 20 or more minutes in. Hopefully, when LeBron James and Anthony Davis return, scoring will come easier for the big man.

Celtics vs. Lakers Betting Prediction

The over is 7-3 in the Lakers’ last 10 games versus the Celtics in L.A. and is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams overall. The over is also 6-2 in the Celtics’ last eight road games and is 3-1-1 in their last five games versus a team with a winning record. On the other side, the over is 4-1 in the Lakers’ last five games overall and has cashed in four straight when they’re playing on one day of rest.

NBA BETTING PREDICTION: CELTICS/LAKERS OVER 212

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