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Rivers' Clippers Have Dominated Celtics

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In Wednesday’s action on the hardwood, the Los Angeles Clippers tangle with a squad they’ve traditionally enjoyed plenty of success against in the Boston Celtics. Tonight’s contest wraps up a four-game road trip which saw the Clippers go 3-0 SU during the stretch. Since coming over to L.A. from Boston two and a half years ago, head coach Doc Rivers has won five straight against his old club.

Shark Bites
  • The Celtics are 7-1 SU and ATS in their last eight games in February.
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of the Clippers' last five games with one day off between games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the Celtics' last six games with no days off between games.

To say the Clips are ready for the All-Star break is a massive understatement. Doc Rivers’ squad have suffered from a litany of injuries and off-court issues but still remain in fourth place in the Western Conference at 35-17 SU.

The Clippers are doing a good job in bouncing back at the betting window coming off a loss, however. Chris Paul and company are 8-0 ATS in their last eight after suffering an ATS loss in their previous game.

The Celtics, who are sitting in third place in the Eastern Conference, love playing in the friendly confines of TD Garden. The C’s are lighting it up at home, averaging 112 points during a seven-game home winning streak.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Boston Celtics opened as -2.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 207.5 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 104-103 victory for the Clippers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Boston Celtics Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Boston battles the Los Angeles Clippers, currently with a 35-17 mark (25-25-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 26-27-1 for the Boston Celtics and 23-27-2 for the Los Angeles Clippers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The Boston Celtics sit at No. 7 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Los Angeles Clippers are at No. 4 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Los Angeles Clippers rank No. 24 in the league with 42.35 per game. That compares with Boston's No. 7 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boston is the NBA's No. 10-ranked team at 9.07 per game, while the Los Angeles Clippers rate No. 8 with 9.29 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Clippers grabbed a 98-92 win over the 76ers on Monday, behind a 23-point effort from JJ Redick at Wells Fargo Center.

Jae Crowder scored 18 points in a failed effort to lead the Celtics to victory (they lost 112-111 to Milwaukee at Bradley Center on Tuesday).

Betting Trends
  • LA Clippers is 15-7 ATS in its last 22 games
  • LA Clippers is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Clippers's last 8 games
  • LA Clippers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Boston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Boston is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • Boston is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles home to San Antonio, Thursday, February 18th
Boston at Utah, Friday, February 19th

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