Don't miss out on the NBA showdown between the Celtics and Lakers. The game is starting at 5:00 ET on ABC, and it's hosted by the Lakers at Arena in Los Angeles, CA. Get ready to place your bets! The Celtics are favored in this non-conference showdown. The game's over/under is currently at 234.5 points.


The Pick: Los Angeles Lakers +3

This game will be played at Arena at 5:00 ET on Monday, December 25th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 113-111 in favor of the Celtics.
  • Our projections have Jaylen Brown finishing with Jaylen Brown points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Celtics finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.4% and knocking down 16 threes.

Is It the Celtics Game to Lose on the Road?

In Eastern Conference play, the Celtics are 19-4 and are 3-2 in non-conference games. Overall, the Celtics are 22-6 and have gone 2-1 in their last three games.

The Celtics have successfully covered the spread in their last two games and hold an overall ATS record of 13-13. Boston has covered the spread in two straight road games and are 4-9 ATS on the road compared to 9-4 at home.

In their recent matchup, the Celtics offense ended with 145 points against the Clippers. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 52.1% and made 25 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Jayson Tatum, who is averaging 26.9 heading into today's matchup. Additionally, Jaylen Brown also maintains a PPG average of 22.8 heading into game.

Boston's defense has been playing well, ranking 3 in the NBA with 109.7 points allowed per game.

Most recently, the Celtics' defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 108 points to the Clippers.

Can the Lakers Pull Out the Win as Home Underdogs?

So far this season, the Lakers are 16-14 overall and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. In conference play, the Lakers are 13-9 compared to 3-5 in non-conference action.

Los Angeles' ATS record is currently below .500 at 13-17 for the season. The Lakers are in the midst of a two game ATS win streak as underdogs, and they come in with a 8-11 record against the spread as favorites.

Los Angeles finished with 129 points in their game against the Thunder. This total surpasses their season-average of 114 points per game. LeBron James led the team in scoring, putting up 40 points. Additionally, Anthony Davis contributed 26 points for the Lakers.

At present, the Lakers' defense is ranked 16, allowing 114.2 points per game.

Opponents are hitting 52.3% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they're also connecting on 37.4% of their three-point attempts.