Celtics vs. Lakers - Picks Of The Day, March 3rd

Jordan Sharp

Friday, March 3, 2017 5:22 PM UTC

Friday, Mar. 3, 2017 5:22 PM UTC

The C’s have had a small scoring drought since the All Star Break, but that should end tonight against the Lakers. Both defenses aren’t that great and tonight we see that playing out in a high-scoring first half.

  Celtics vs. Lakers 

With a total of 220 points, I was surprised to see the first half total for this one so low. At 104 ½ at some shops, this is an excellent over play for these two poor defensive teams. The Celtics and Lakers scored 113 first half points in their first meeting from Boston and now in Los Angeles the Lakers’ offense should play strong against this C’s defense.

In their last five games, the Lakers have allowed nearly 58 points per first half. While their scoring has been another story, the Lakers have played some tougher opponents over their last three games, so they should even things out tonight against Boston.

This post-break scoring drought should end for the C’s tonight against this young and tanking Lakers team. With Boston starting a five-game West Coast trip tonight, they will want to set things off right. They play the Suns next too before going into see the Clippers and Golden State, so it’s probably important for them to get a win and play well here tonight. I see them coming out guns blazing and with Avery Bradley back and starting to play more minutes, that only helps their offense here in the first half.

Free NBA Pick: OVER 104 ½ 1HBest Line Offered: at JustBet

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