Celtics vs. Lakers Predictions For NBA Basketball Odds 2/20/13

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The Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers are going to square off in a Wednesday night NBA betting affair on February 20th. Join us here at Cappers Info, as we make our predictions for basketball for what should be a great game on Wednesday.

NBA Predictions: Boston Celtics @ Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Wednesday, February 20th, 10:30 ET
Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
NBA Betting Odds: Los Angeles -7.5
Celtics vs. Lakers NBA TV Schedule: ESPN

This one definitely puzzles us a bit. Everything really does point to this being an emotional game for the Lakers. They have had a week off to get back in the saddle following the disastrous first half of the season, and they are going to be honoring their recently deceased owner, Dr. Jerry Buss in this one as well. There is also a major score to settle for a 116-95 beating that the Celtics put on LA just two weeks ago in Beantown. But when you strip all of that away, what we’re seeing is a game that really should be a coin flip. Boston was -1.5 at home against the Lakers two weeks ago, and that should put this game at +4.5 or at worst +6 or so for the C’s. As long as the Celtics don’t do anything drastic over the course of the next 12 hours in terms of trades, there is no reason that they shouldn’t be playing like the exact same team that went into the All-Star Break with an 8-2 SU and ATS record in the last 10 games that it played. The Lakers have failed to cover three in a row, and they are one of the worst ATS teams in the league right now to back. They failed to cover the Clippers by a whopping 20 points on the final day of the first half of the season, and we wouldn’t be surprised if they get beaten in this one, too.

Celtics @ Lakers NBA Pick: Boston Celtics +7.5
Celtics @ Lakers Score Prediction: Celtics 102 – Lakers 98

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Cappersinfo.com Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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