In this battle between two teams sitting within the playoff places of their respective conference, the Boston Celtics (35-20), who saw a big winning streak end and are looking to bounce back, are hosting the Los Angeles Clippers (30-26), who are also looking to return to the winning ways after their latest defeat.

Date/Time: 02-09-2019, 20:00 EDT

Spread: Boston Celtics -12

Total: +226.5

Boston Celtics have a 35-20 record (28-27 against the spread) so far this season and are currently tied with the Pacers in the third place of the East. In their last game they saw a five-game winning streak getting snapped by losing at home against the Lakers with a 128-129 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kyrie Irving with 23.8 ppg, adding 4.9 boards and a team high 7 dimes per game. He is followed by Jayson Tatum with 16.4 ppg and 6.2 boards per game.

Los Angeles Clippers have a 30-26 record (30-26 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 8th place of the West. They have lost two of their last three matches and in their last game they lost on the road against the Pacers with a 92-116 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Lou Williams with 19.3 ppg off the bench, while Danilo Gallinari follows with 18.8 ppg and 5.9 boards per game.

Last season each team won once on the road (Celtics by 11 points and Clippers by 10). Celtics have a 22-7 home record, while the Clippers are 15-14 on the road. Clippers are better offensively, scoring 113.6 ppg to Celtics’ 112.9, while Celtics are better defensively, allowing 106.2 ppg to Clippers’ 113.7 ppg. Clippers have better percentages both in field goals (46.9% to 46.5%) and in 3-pointers (38.6% to 37%). Both teams are almost equal in boards grabbed (45.2 to 45.1), while Celtics are better both in dimes made (26.5 to 23) and in turnovers committed (12.9 to 13.8). Celtics are the absolute favorite and Vegas odds give them a -12 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home win.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Boston Celtics Prediction: Boston Celtics -12 (-108)

 

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    My name is Nikos Lagouretos, I am 35 years old from Greece and I have been a basketball enthusiast for almost 25 years, having played semi-pro myself. All those years i have seen countless games, done a ton of reading and statistical analysis and I thought it was about time to put them to some good use. I provide analysis, predictions and specialize in NBA, WNBA and almost every domestic and international club league of Europe.

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