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Confines of TD Garden Haven’t Been Friendly to Celtics of Late

Losers of eight of their last 14, the all-star break couldn’t come soon enough for the Boston Celtics. Before they can get there, the floundering C’s must welcome the Los Angeles Clippers to town on Wednesday in the conclusion of a three-game homestand. Home-court advantage has been massive in this series, as visiting clubs are 1-4 SU in the last five meetings between Boston and Los Angeles.

MyBookie opened the Clippers as 4.5-point road underdogs with a total of 208.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Clippers are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games after a win.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Clippers’ last six games on the East Coast.
  • The Celtics are 10-4 SU and 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games after consecutive losses.

The Celtics are coming off an embarrassing 22-point loss to archrival Cleveland before Paul Pierce’s jersey retirement ceremony and have fallen out of first place in the Eastern Conference as a result. Boston’s youth movement, which has been spearheaded by Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, has faltered of late. Tatum’s three-point percentage has dropped in every month of the season, from 50 percent in October to 33.3 percent in February.

The Clippers are on the opposite side of the fence right now thanks to wins in six of their last eight and 18 of 26 overall to climb to ninth place in the Western Conference, only a half-game behind New Orleans for the eighth and final playoff spot. L.A. has been getting contributions from pretty much everyone, as seven players scored in double figures in a 114-101 win over Brooklyn on Monday. As a team, the Clips shot 56.5 percent from the floor.

When the Clips travel to Beantown, the Celtics simply haven’t been a solid wager at the betting window. In the Clippers’ last eight games at TD Garden, they’re 6-2 ATS.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Los Angeles Clippers opened this morning as 5.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at OddsShark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 212 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas pick a 107-102 win for the Clippers on Wednesday. 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

The Boston Celtics sport a record of 40-18 and 34-22-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Los Angeles Clippers sit at 29-26 and 30-25 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 28-29-1 for the Celtics and 27-27-1 for the Clippers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The betting Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 19-rated Clippers taking on the No. 12-rated Celtics in this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Boston's No. 11-rated NBA squad against Los Angeles's No. 14-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Boston rates No. 6 in the league with 11.57 treys per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 19 with 10.04 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles earned a 114-101 victory over Brooklyn on Monday, getting 20 points from Lou Williams at Barclays Center.

Boston was run off the court by the Cavaliers on Sunday as Cleveland blasted them 121-99 at TD Garden.

Betting Trends
  • Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles's last 5 games
  • Los Angeles is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Boston is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games at home
  • Boston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing LA Clippers
  • Boston is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing LA Clippers

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Golden State, Thursday, February 22
Boston at Detroit, Friday, February 23