Los Angeles Clippers vs Boston Celtics betting tips and predictions for Monday’s NBA game on NBA TV. After their 3-game win streak ended last time out, the Celtics look to return to winning ways as they travel to Crypto.com Arena to face the Clippers. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Los Angeles Clippers
Once again the big question for the Clippers ahead of tonight’s game will be the health and availability of their two main stars – Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. Both of them suited up against the Washington Wizards in their last game, which ended in a 114-107 win for LA. PG13 scored 36 points, including 5 threes made, while Kawhi chipped in 13 as he slowly returns back to form following his offseason knee injury.
The Clippers are hovering around the .500 mark most of the time this season, they are just 7th in the West standings at the moment, far below what the expectations were before the season started. At 7-6 their home record is nothing to write home about, but they do have 6 wins in 9 games vs Eastern Conference teams.
Someone finally showed the Celtics are human after all, as the defending champions Warriors took them down 123-107. In what was probably one of the worst games of the season for Jayson Tatum, the Celtics were held to just 43% shooting from the field and 30% from three.
Tatum finished with 18, while his counterpart Klay Thompson led all scorers with 34. Jaylen Brown did his part with 31 points, but when Tatum doesn’t have it going the Celtics get in trouble easily. It was only their 3rd defeat in 20 games, tonight’s a good opportunity to bounce back against a Western Conference team, the Cs have a 7-1 SU record in their last 8 such games. However, the head-to-head meeting doesn’t favor them here, they’ve lost 12 of the last 18 against the Clippers.
It wasn’t the ending I expected in the last Boston game, so I’m picking them to bounce back here. The Clippers have been very inconsistent, with just 2 wins in their last 5 outings. Until Kawhi is back at 100%, I’ll be backing the Celtics here.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Boston Celtics Predictions & Odds
Boston’s O/U record on the road speaks for itself – they are 3-11 on the season so far, with that bet cashing in the last 9 games away from TD Garden. Tonight’s game is ideal for that streak to carry on, the Clippers also fancy an under in home games, they are 7-1 in their last 8 games in favor of that bet and 2-11 on the O/U for the season at Crypto.com Arena.
They also play the 6th slowest pace in the NBA, averaging just 98.8 possessions per game. Boston is also in the bottom 10 in pace, averaging just 99.3 possessions, that stat alone tells you everything you need to know here. Defensively they are both also in the top 10 in efficiency and with the 3 most recent meetings averaging just 209 points per game, backing the under is a no-brainer here.