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NBA odds preview - Clippers vs. Celtics

Los Angeles ClippersBoston Celtics
March 9, 7:30 PM | TD Garden

Los Angeles Clippers vs Boston Celtics Odds

24-40TEAM RECORD46-15

The Celtics will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Clippers at TD Garden in NBA wagering action.

The Clippers will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 32-31-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Celtics are 29-30-2 ATS. Los Angeles is 31-32-1 against the total, while Boston is 32-29 versus the number.

View LA Clippers vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Celtics as 10-point favorites in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 193.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 6-rated Celtics and the No. 21-rated Clippers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 104-94 win for the Celtics on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Boston's No. 29-rated squad against Los Angeles's No. 12-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Boston rates No. 22 in the league with 5.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 15 with 6.4 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Clippers own the league's No. 20-rated mark, allowing 104.6 points per game when on the road. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in home scoring.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 92-87 result against the Bobcats on March 7. The Clippers covered in that game as a 1-point favorite, while the 179 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Mo Williams scored 17 points leading the Clippers to a 92-87 victory over Charlotte at Time Warner Cable Arena on Monday.

Boston won its last outing, an 89-83 result against the Bucks on March 6. The Celtics failed to cover in that game as a 7-point favorite, while the 172 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Boston got 23 points from Paul Pierce en route to an 89-83 victory over Milwaukee on Sunday at Bradley Center.

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing New Jersey are 3-7
After playing Charlotte are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 9-1
After playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Clippers at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the LA Clippers last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the LA Clippers last 8 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of the LA Clippers last 11 games
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 8 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
Boston is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing LA Clippers

Next up:
LA Clippers at New Jersey, Friday, March 11
Boston at Philadelphia, Friday, March 11

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