Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 2/13/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Los Angeles Clippers (37-17) at Boston Celtics (37-16)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 8:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -1.5 -- Over/Under:
The Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics meet Thursday in NBA action at the TD Garden.
The Los Angeles Clippers look for a win after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 115.6 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 109.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 27.1 points and 7.4 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 22.3 points and four assists. Lou Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing seven rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.1 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won five of their last eight road games.
The Boston Celtics look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 112.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 105.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 22.1 points and 6.9 rebounds while Kemba Walker is averaging 21.8 points and five assists. Jaylen Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won six straight home games.
The Clippers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games playing on 1 days rest. The Celtics are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss. The under is 8-3 in Clippers last 11 road games. The under is 4-1 in Celtics last 5 home games. The Clippers are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Boston and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Boston and 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Boston Celtics are one of the hotter teams in the league right now, and they've been great at home where they win by an average of 10 points while shooting 47.8 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from deep. However, the Los Angeles Clippers are the better team and you don't get them at these numbers often. This is only the 12th time the Clippers have been underdogs this season, and them getting points when it's not the end of a back to back feels strange. Leonard and PG13 should play. I'm taking the Clippers and the free bucket.