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2021 NBA Handicapping
(13-12) Boston Celtics vs. LA Clippers (13-12)
Date: Wednesday, December 8th, 2021
Time: 10:30 PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
NBA Moneyline Odds: Celtics +155 | Clippers -175 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics +4 / Clippers -4
NBA Betting Total: 210.5
The Boston Celtics will continue their West Coast trip as they take on the Clippers in Los Angeles. The tip-off is set for 10:30 ET from Staples Center.
This game is the second night of a back-to-back for the Celtics. I am curious to see how they perform after having a bad game on Tuesday.
Los Angeles opened up as a 3 point favorite and that number is now up to 4. The total has gone from 212.5 to 210.5.
The Celtics have definitely underperformed so far this year. They really should be playing a lot better than they have been. Of course, they can figure things out, but it does not look good great for them at the moment.
In their last four games, they are 2-2. Consistency has been an issue for this club in 2021.
I was under the impression that they would play better and with more energy with their new head coach. So far, they are playing just how they did when Brad Stevens was the head man.
When I think of the best teams in the East, this is not one that comes to mind. They just have not shown me enough yet.
Boston lost to the LA Lakers on Tuesday by a score of 117-102. They will get another crack at a Los Angeles team when they square off with the Clippers.
In the loss, Jayson Tatum had himself a very nice game. He finished the day with 34 points and 8 rebounds. Besides him, nobody else really stepped up to the plate.
Similar to the Celtics, the Clippers have also not played all that great this year. I am not sold on them eventually figuring things out, frankly.
Los Angeles has a record of 13-12, which puts them in 5th place in the Western Conference. Even though they are in the top 5, I do not consider them one of the better teams in the West. I feel like they would get exposed by a really good team.
This team certainly has been hurt by the Kawhi Leonard injury. It is always hard when your best player is out, but the good teams figure out ways to make adjustments. So far, that has not been the case with this club.
LA last played on Monday, where they beat the Portland Trail Blazers 102-90. It will be much tougher for them when they face this Celtics team on Wednesday.
In the win over Portland, Paul George was the leading scorer with 21 points and 8 rebounds. Especially with the absence of Kawhi, I have been impressed with the way George has played this year. If he does not play well, it is hard for his club to win games.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against the Clippers.
- The Celtics are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Western Conference.
- The Clippers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.
- The Clippers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Clippers NBA Analysis:
Both of these teams playing in this game have not lived up to expectations given to them in the pre-season. Simply put, they need to start playing at a higher level or their season will be considered a waste.
The Celtics have to do a better job when it comes to playing a complete game. They were actually in that Lakers game for a while, but then they fizzled out.
If you are the Clippers, you have to figure out a way to pick up a win on your home court.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Celtics ATS
Listen, I understand that the Celtics can be unpredictable and it is hard to know what to expect from them on a night-to-night basis. With that said, I feel confident with them in this spot.
I honestly do not think the Clippers are all that much better than the Celtics. I do not trust laying the points with them because four just seems too high. I can see this being a very competitive/close game from start to finish. Also, you cannot look past how good the Celtics have been ATS when going against the Clippers.
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