Clippers visit Celtics in hoops battle
Los Angeles Clippers vs Boston Celtics Odds
The Celtics will try to cover the spread at TD Garden on Sunday when they get a visit from the Clippers in basketball action.
Boston battles the Clippers, currently with a 34-14 mark (27-21 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 21-24-1 for the Celtics and 25-23 for the Clippers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Clippers listed as 1-point favorites earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 184.5 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 21-rated Celtics and the No. 3-ranked Clippers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 103-96 result in favor of the Clippers.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Clippers rank No. 17 in the league with 41.9 per game. That compares with Boston’s No. 29 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boston is the NBA’s No. 28-ranked team at 5.4 per game, while the Clippers rate No. 14 with 7 per contest.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Clippers own the league's No. 4-rated mark, allowing 94.4 points per game when playing on the road. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 19 in scoring on their home court.
In their last action, Los Angeles was a 98-73 loser on the road against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (171) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Los Angeles was run off the court by the Raptors on Friday as Toronto blasted them 98-73 at Air Canada Centre.
Boston was a 97-84 winner in its last match at home against the Magic. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 181 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Jeff Green scored 17 points leading the Celtics to a 97-84 victory over Orlando at TD Garden on Friday.
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Washington are 1-9
After playing Toronto are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6
Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Orlando are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
A few Clippers at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the LA Clippers last 9 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the LA Clippers last 9 games when playing Boston
LA Clippers are 17-8 SU in their last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Boston's last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 9 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 9 games when playing LA Clippers
Boston is 10-4 SU in their last 14 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
LA Clippers at Washington, Monday, February 4
Boston at Toronto, Wednesday, February 6