Both LeBron James and Anthony Davis are listed on the injury report, but they always are and I expect them to play -- and also want major payback for a blowout loss in Boston on Nov. 19. I wouldn't take the Lakers if Jaylen Brown was playing for Boston, but he's out again injured. Still don't like the spread.
Everything points to the Celtics covering this line. First, they are 9-5 ATS on the road. Second, the Lakers are 4-11 ATS at home, including 3-9 ATS as home favorites. They only have four wins this season against teams with a winning record. The last time these teams met, LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook all played, but the Celtics still won by 22 points in Boston. Jaylen Brown sat that game out for the Celtics and he’s questionable for the rematch, but regardless of his status I’ll take the points.