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(29-26) L.A. Clippers vs. Boston Celtics (40-18)
Date: Wednesday February 14th
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
NBA Moneyline Odds: Celtics -180
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 208.5
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The Los Angeles Clippers are playing better than expected after the Blake Griffin trade. The Clippers have won four of their last five games. Their most recent win coming against the Brooklyn Nets 114-101. The Boston Celtics are playing the complete opposite. Boston has dropped three of their last five games, including two in a row.
The last time the Clippers and Celtics took the court against each other, was January 24th. The Celtics got the win, 113-102. Look for Boston to try and duplicate their success from the first win.
The Los Angeles Clippers are trying to make the playoffs in the Western Conference this year, despite rumors the team is in a complete tear down. Los Angeles traded away the best Clipper of all time in Blake Griffin and did not even get a sit down from Chris Paul before he walked to end last season.
The Clippers have been hot, but took a tough road loss at Philadelphia, 112-98, which has been their only loss the last five games. The Clippers played well against the Nets, shooting 56.5 percent from the floor and 30 percent from three point land in the win.
Los Angeles has found out, there is life without Blake Griffin. Lou Williams has taken over as the teams number one scoring option this season. Williams has not disappointed. He is averaging 23.2 points per game this year. Williams play is a lot of the reason the team is still in contention.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Clippers are allowing 106.8 points per game this season. Good enough to rank them 21st in points allowed this year. Not good, but not terrible either. If the Clippers can somehow get better on the defensive side of the ball, they can be a playoff team.
If the Clippers can get a big game from Lou Williams and DeAndre Jordan, the Celtics could have their hands full in the this one.
The Boston Celtics have been struggling. The team is in a mid season funk, and it’s showing. Boston has dropped three of their last five games, including a recent beat down at home against the Cavaliers, 121-99. The Celtics should be embarrassed of themselves. They were destroyed against Cleveland on Paul Pierce’s jersey retirement ceremony.
The Celtics shot 40.4 percent from the floor and 26.3 percent from three in the 22 point loss. To make things worse, the loss could be a preview of the Eastern Conference Finals again this year. Hopefully after losing to Cleveland, the Celtics can get back to winning. Kyrie Irving is averaging 24.6 points per game this year.
If Irving can into an offensive flow early against the Clippers, expect the Celtics to be able to find opening in the soft Clipper defense. The Celtics are allowing 99.1 points per game this season. Ranking the Celtics 2nd in points allowed this year.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 8-0 in LAC last 8 overall.
- LAC are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 road games.
- LAC are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 Wed. games.
- Under is 15-5-1 in BOS last 21 vs. NBA Pacific.
- BOS are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
Free L.A. Clippers vs.Boston Celtics NBA Prediction:
The Clippers are one of the surprise teams in the league, but there will be no surprise tonight. Lou Williams is going to get his, but the rest of the team is going to struggle against the Celtics smothering defense.
Boston is going to be there in the East, but if they can get tot the finals remains to be seen. Look for Boston to bounce back well at home against the Clippers. The Celtics are in need of a win before the All Star Break.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Celtics – 4.5
Lou Williams will do all he can for the Clippers, but it won’t be enough. Take the Celtics to cover at home for the win.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Celtics 115 – Clippers 109
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