Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Clippers - 12/8/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Clippers (13-12) vs Boston Celtics (13-12)
Game Info: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Clippers -3 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Staples Center. The Boston Celtics look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Los Angeles Clippers need a win after losing seven of their last 11 games.
The Boston Celtics are averaging 108.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 25.2 points and 8.8 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 21.4 points and 2.2 assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Al Horford is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 105.9 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 105 points on 44 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 25.1 points and 7.3 rebounds, while Reggie Jackson is averaging 17.3 points and 3.9 assists. Marcus Morris Sr. is the third double-digit scorer and Luke Kennard is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game.
The Celtics are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Clippers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 7-2-1 in Celtics last 10 road games. The over is 4-1 in Clippers last 5 Wednesday games. The Celtics are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Boston Celtics are on the end of a back to back, and that's not a good spot to be for a team that's still without one of their top players. The Los Angeles Clippers have been in a slump lately, but they should like their chances at home with the rest advantage. The Clippers are winning at home by an average of 2.4 points, and they win in the favorite role by an average of 3.1 points. I'll lay the bucket with a rested, desperate Clippers squad at home.
Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Clippers -3
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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