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Dec 27, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds

14-13TEAM RECORD22-6

STAPLES Center will feature Clippers vs. Celtics action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

The Celtics will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 10-14-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Clippers are 18-10 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Boston is 15-11-1 on the totals; Los Angeles is 15-13.

View Boston vs LA Clippers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Clippers were listed as 8-point favorites at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), with the total was listed at 193.5 over at 5Dimes earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 2-rated Clippers and the No. 20-rated Celtics in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 107-97 win for the Clippers on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 8-ranked offense (101.6 PPG) against a Celtics defense that ranks No. 15 at 97 PPG. The Clippers have averaged 47.9% from the field per game, more than the Celtics have managed so far this season (46.9% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Celtics own the league's No. 14-rated mark, allowing 98 points per game when playing on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring on their home court.

Boston won its last outing, a 93-76 result against the Nets on December 25. The Celtics covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog, while the 169 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Celtics got 19 points from Rajon Rondo as Boston ran past Brooklyn 93-76 on Tuesday at Barclays Center.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 112-100 result against the Nuggets on December 25. The Clippers covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite, while the 212 combined points took the game OVER the total. Jamal Crawford scored 22 points leading the Clippers to a 112-100 victory over Denver at STAPLES Center on Tuesday.

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Golden State are 4-6
After playing Brooklyn are 9-1
After a win are 3-7

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Utah are 5-5
After playing Denver are 5-5
After a win are 10-0

A few Celtics at Clippers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games when playing LA Clippers
Boston is 8-4 SU in their last 12 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games

Next up:
Boston at Golden State, Saturday, December 29
LA Clippers at Utah, Friday, December 28

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