In this high caliber duel between two of the four best teams of each conference, the fourth-best in the West Los Angeles Clippers (9-5), looking to extend their current small winning streak, are hosting the best in the East Boston Celtics (11-2), who are red-hot having lost only once in their last twelve games.
Date/Time: 11-20-2019, 22:00 EDT
Spread: Los Angeles Clippers -5
Los Angeles Clippers also have a 9-5 record (8-6 against the spread) so far this season and are sitting in the 4th place of the West. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won at home against the Thunder with a 90-88 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Paul George with 29.3 ppg, adding 6.7 boards per game. He is followed by Kawhi Leonard with 26.8 ppg and team highs both in dimes made with 6 and in boards grabbed with 8.9 per game.
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Boston Celtics have a 11-2 record (7-4-2 against the spread) so far this season and are sitting in the first place of the East. They have won 11 of their last 12 matches and in their last game they won on the road against the Suns with a 99-85 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kemba Walker with 23.4 ppg, adding 4.5 boards and 5 dimes per game. He is followed by Jayson Tatum with 20.2 ppg and a team high 7.5 boards per game.
Clippers won both meetings against the Celtics last season (at home by 35 points and on the road by 11). Clippers are 8-1 at home, while the Celtics are 6-2 on the road. Both teams are almost equal offensively, scoring 112.8 and 112.6 ppg, while Celtics are better defensively, allowing 104.2 ppg to Clippers’ 106.6. Clippers have a better field goal percentage (46% to 44.7%), while Celtics have a better 3-point percentage (36.3% to 34.1%). Celtics are better both in dimes made (24.5 to 22.4) and in turnovers committed (11.8 to 15.9), while Clippers are better in boards grabbed (48.2 to 46.7). Bookmakers give the Clippers a -5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home win.
Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers -5 (-107)
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