- Boston Celtics All-Star forward Jayson Tatum sees his total points set at 26.5 against the Los Angeles Lakers.
- The Celtics Host the Lakers and Tatum averages 22 PPG at home.
- Tatum is coming off of a 34-point performance against the Atlanta Hawks.
BOSTON – The Boston Celtics host the Los Angeles Lakers Friday and Celtics All-Star Jayson Tatum is projected to have a big game.
Tatum is averaging 24.2 PPG and sportsbooks set his total points against LA at 26.5. The Lakers’ defensive rating is 107.7 and they are bottom three in the league in points allowed. In their last four games, three outings saw big scoring nights from All-Stars.
Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks had a 47-point outing against LA, DeMar DeRozan of the Chicago Bulls scored 38, and Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl Anthony Towns scored 29. The Lakers are vulnerable to being torched by star players.
Over/Under – Points Jayson Tatum
- Over 26.5 -115
- Under 26.5 -112
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Tatum Scoring Output
Tatum is favored at online sports betting sites to score over 26.5 but only slightly. While Tatum is a prolific scorer, his big scoring nights this season have all been on the road.
At home, Tatum averages just 22 PPG with his highest scoring output being 27 against the Milwaukee Bucks; this game went to overtime.
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Due to the Lakers’ troubles, specifically on the road as they are 1-3 away, sportsbooks expect Tatum to have his first big scoring night at home this season against LA.
Tatum Combined Totals
Sportsbooks also set Tatum’s combined points, rebounds, and assists at 38.5, but this time the Under is heavily favored in this betting line.
Over/Under – Pts + Reb + Ast Jayson Tatum
- Over 38.5 -108
- Under 38.5 -120
Tatum is averaging 24.2 PPG, 8.5 REB, and 3.5 AST on the season for a combined 36.2. At home, this drops to 33.2 as he averages just 22 PPG, 7.8 REB, and 3.4 AST.
Tatum combined for 48 in his last game against the Atlanta Hawks and has hit Over 38.5 in every high-scoring game he had this season. If bettors expect Tatum to score over 26.5, then based on his previous games, Tatum should hit the Over for his combined stats as well.
While you cant parlay both betting lines at NBA sportsbooks, taking two separate single bets on these lines could net two winning tickets if Tatum has an overall big night.
Tatum will face the Lakers starting at 7:30 p.m. EST on ESPN.
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