Best NBA Prop Bets Today for Celtics vs. Lakers (Anthony Davis To Keep Dominating)

Dec 9, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) controls
Dec 9, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) controls / Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics face off for the first time this season tonight from Arena. 

This is always one of the most fun rivalries in the NBA and with both teams playing well, tonight should be a good one. 

Boston is just a 3.5-point favorite on the spread tonight, but we can also look in other places for value today – like in the prop market. Here are three wagers to consider backing for Tuesday's matchup. 

Best Prop Bets For Celtics-Lakers

  • Anthony Davis OVER 27.5 Points
  • Russell Westbrook OVER 5.5 Rebounds
  • Jaylen Brown OVER 26.5 Points

Anthony Davis OVER 27.5 Points

Davis is carrying the Lakers right now, and will need to do so again on Tuesday. He has a great matchup as well, with Al Horford and Robert Williams unavailable. That means that Davis will face Blake Griffin and Luke Kornet down low.

This should be easy money for a player that has come alive in the last two weeks. 

Russell Westbrook OVER 4.5 Rebounds

Westbrook has gone over this mark in four of his last five games. With the Celtics down a big, that means that the bench unit will be lacking depth – setting the stage for Westbrook to grab boards and start the break.

Westbrook is also good for at least one offensive rebound per game, which makes it much easier to back him. The Celtics will be small tonight, and the Lakers will capitalize on it. 

Jaylen Brown OVER 26.5 Points

Brown has quietly had the best season of his career. He’s averaging 26.6 points on over 50% from the floor. He’s efficient and has found his role next to Tatum. Brown dominated the Lakers in his last two meetings with them, scoring 28 points and 40 points in the two matchups. With the Lakers’ defense slipping in the last 10 games, Brown has a great chance to have a big game tonight. 

You can find Donnavan Smoot’s full betting record here.

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