Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 29 (12/29): NBA
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- Dec 31, 2022, 6:17:02 AM
|Time||7:30 p.m. EST|
|Celtics money line||-1600|
|Celtics spread||-14.5 (-110)|
|Clippers money line||+800|
|Clippers spread||+14.5 (-110)|
|Over / under||231|
2022-2023 season stats
|Boston Celtics||Los Angeles Clippers|
|Home / road record||13-5||4-13|
|Points per game||118.00||109.00|
|Points allowed per game||112.00||115.00|
|Rebounds per game||46.00||43.00|
|Rebounds allowed per game||44.00||41.00|
|Over / under record||18-16||17-16|
The Boston Celtics continue at home and will host the Los Angeles Clippers at the TD Garden on Tuesday night. These teams faced each other twice last season and the Celtics won and covered the spread in both games.
The Celtics get here with a 24-10 record overall and are 13-5 at home ranking 1st in the Atlantic division. The Celtics have gone 14-8 against Eastern Conference opponents. Boston averages 118.1 points and has outscored opponents by 5.9 points per game.
Marcus Smart is averaging 11.6 points and 7.3 assists for the Celtics. Jayson Tatum is averaging 30.5 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists over the last 10 games for Boston.
In their last 10 games, the Celtics are 5-5, averaging 113.6 points, 47.0 rebounds, 24.9 assists, 8.4 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 44.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.8 points per game.
Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers get here with a 19-14 record overall and are 8-7 on the road ranking 2nd in the Pacific Division. Los Angeles ranks eighth in the NBA with 44.5 rebounds per game led by Ivica Zubac averaging 10.8.
Marcus Morris is scoring 13.5 points per game with 5.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists for the Clippers. Paul George is averaging 11.9 points and 3.6 rebounds while shooting 40.8% over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.
In their last 10 games the Clippers are 5-5, averaging 107.1 points, 47.3 rebounds, 21.2 assists, 6.0 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 42.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.8 points.
Los Angeles are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Boston.
Los Angeles are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Boston.
Los Angeles are 4-15 SU in their last 19 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles's last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games.
Boston are 13-7 SU in their last 20 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games against Los Angeles.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Boston's last 15 games at home.
The Celtics have been on fire in their last 2 games at home ranking in the 1st position in the Atlantic Division and looks like they're back after beating the Timberwolves and the Bucks scoring 130 points per game. The Clippers have lost 5 of their last 6 games and even as they destroyed the Bulls in their last game on the road the Celtics are a whole different team. Los Angeles will be again without Eric Gordon and playing on b2b games. I'm going with the Celtics at home to win and cover the spread.
PICK: Celtics -14.5 (-110)
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