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Los Angeles Clippers vs Boston Celtics in NBA odds tilt

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March 12, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds

21-19TEAM RECORD23-16

Los Angeles will look to improve on its 23-16 record on Monday when they host Boston in NBA odds action at STAPLES Center.

Los Angeles battles the Celtics, currently with a 21-19 mark (18-22 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 19-20 for the Clippers and 19-21 for the Celtics.

View Boston vs LA Clippers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Clippers in this one, they're listed as 5.5-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 185 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 11-rated Clippers and the No. 16-rated Celtics in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 96-95 win for the Clippers on Monday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 5-ranked offense (98.2 PPG) against a Celtics defense that ranks No. 3 at 89.9 PPG. The Clippers have averaged 45.2% from the field per game, less than the Celtics have managed so far this season (45.3% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Celtics own the league's No. 10-rated mark, allowing 95.6 points per game when on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in home scoring.

In their last action, Boston was a 97-94 loser on the road against the Lakers. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (191) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Rajon Rondo poured in 24 points and chipped in with 10 assists in a losing cause for Boston on Sunday, as the Lakers rolled to a 97-94 victory over Boston at STAPLES Center.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 97-93 loser at home against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (190) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Blake Griffin scored 27 points and added 12 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 97-93 against Golden State in NBA action at STAPLES Center.

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 9-1
Before playing Golden State are 4-6
After playing LA Lakers are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 2-8
After playing Golden State are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2

A few Celtics at Clippers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of the LA Clippers last 11 games when playing Boston
LA Clippers are 12-5 SU in their last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 6 games at home

Next up:
Boston at Golden State, Wednesday, March 14
LA Clippers home to Atlanta, Wednesday, March 14

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