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2019 NBA Handicapping
(11-2) Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Clippers (9-5)
Date: Wednesday, November 20
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics +5 | Clippers -5
NBA Betting Total: 215.5
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Wednesday, November 20, finds the Boston Celtics tipping off against the Los Angeles Clippers. This match could mark the first time Kawhi Leonard and Paul George will both be on the court together for the Clippers.
Last season, the squads played twice with the Clippers winning both matches The Celtics hold the all-time record having bested the Clippers in 88 of their 130 matches.
The Celtics win streak ended at Sacramento but the team got back in the win column with an impressive 99-85 victory over the upstart Phoenix Suns.
Boston built a four-point lead in the first quarter expanded it by 11 points in the second to take a 15 point lead into the half which they never relinquished.
Jayson Tatum led the way with a team-high 26 points to pair with his 11 rebound double-double. Kemba Walker added 19 points while Marcus Smart chipped in 17 but left the game after rolling his ankle.
Jaylen Brown was hampered by early foul trouble but managed to come up one rebound short of a double-double with his 14 points. Brad Wanamaker was the only Celtics reserve to score in double digits.
Smart said he expects to play Wednesday. Gordon Hayward (hand fracture) is out until late December.
Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers got back one of their superstars as Paul George returned to the hardwood last week. In his three games, George has posted 33 points versus the Pelicans, 37 versus the Hawks and although he scored just 18 versus his former Thunder squad he hit the game-winning triple.
While the Clippers are thrilled to have George back they lost Kawhi Leonard who is hampered by a knee injury. The hope is he’ll suit up for this match serving as the first time both stars will play together as Clippers.
Some of the recent games haven’t produced easy wins such as the match versus the Thunder where a coaches challenge is what saved the win for the LA. Doc Rivers who has voiced his displeasure of the process joked after the win he was now good with it.
Montrezl Harrell led the Clippers as the games high scorer with 28 points as well as 12 rebounds to collect a double-double. Ivica Zubac also registered a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds. Lou Williams (11) was the fourth player to register double-digit scoring.
As mentioned Leonard will be a game time decision while Landry Shamet suffered a Grade 2 high-ankle sprain in the Raptors game which will keep him out of this contest.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Clippers are 7-3 in the last 10 head to head contests.
- The Clippers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games.
- Over Under is 6-3-1 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Clippers NBA Prediction:
The Celtics entered the week with the second-ranked offense and 10th ranked defense while the Clippers rank sixth and 11th respectively.
To that end, Leonard playing will factor large and is likely why odds were off until so late tonight (9:40PM EST). Both clubs will seek to rule via defense and again, if Leonard plays that advantage leans to LA especially if Smart can’t go.
Although fans should hope Smart plays as this match features the top two floppers (Patrick Beverley and Marcus Smart) in the business on one floor.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Clippers ATS
NBA Free Prediction: Clippers 103 – Celtics 97
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