The Los Angeles Clippers (48-25) will attempt to keep their six-game winning streak alive when they take on the Boston Celtics (32-40) at TD Garden. Action begins at 6:00 pm ET on Sunday, Mar. 29 and can be seen on FSN-PT and CSN-NE.
The Celtics played well in their last game, topping the Knicks 96-92 on Friday. Isaiah Thomas was the team’s leading scorer with 18 points on 4-for-13 shooting. The Clippers, meanwhile, are coming off a 119-98 win against the 76ers on Friday. Chris Paul led the team in scoring by accounting for 25 points on 9-for-15 shooting.
J.J. Redick and Paul have upped their production over the last five games for the Clippers. Redick has averaged 21.8 points, 1.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.6 steals, and 3.8 three-pointers during that stretch, while Paul has put up 23.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 12.0 assists, 2.2 steals, and 1.8 three-pointers.
This is the second game of the season between these two teams, with the Clippers winning the first matchup 102-93. DeAndre Jordan put up a double-double in the victory with 19 points and 12 rebounds.
The odds for Boston and Los Angeles are even, while the Over/Under (O/U) is unavailable as of now. The Celtics have gone 32-40 Straight Up (SU) and 41-31 Against The Spread (ATS). They are 12-17 SU and 17-12 ATS against the Western Conference. Boston is one of the best passing teams in the league with an average of 24.2 assists per game.
As for their opponent, the Clippers have a record of 33-40 ATS and 48-25 SU. Against the Eastern Conference, Los Angeles is 18-11 SU and 13-16 ATS. Offensively, they average 106.4 points per game, which is good for second in the league. The Clippers are the better of the two teams when it comes to assist-to-turnover ratio, leading the NBA at 2.07.
In their previous meeting this season, Los Angeles beat Boston, bumping its SU record over the last 10 meetings to 6-4. Furthermore, the Clippers hold the advantage ATS with a record of 6-4. Los Angeles held the advantage in field goals, rebounds, and three-pointers two times in the last 10 matchups. On the other side of the court, Boston never accomplished this feat in that span.
Predictions: SU Winner – LAC, ATS Winner – LAC
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games.
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games on the road.
LA Clippers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of the LA Clippers last 24 games when playing Boston.
LA Clippers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Boston.
LA Clippers are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games when playing Boston.
LA Clippers are 5-11 SU in their last 16 games when playing on the road against Boston.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of the LA Clippers last 11 games when playing on the road against Boston.
Boston is 11-5 SU in their last 16 games when playing at home against LA Clippers.
Boston ranks 14th in points per game with 100.6, while Los Angeles ranks 16th in points allowed with an average of 100.2 given up.
On average, Boston scores 101.1 points per home game (ranked 17th). Los Angeles ranks 21st in points allowed per road game with 102.6.
The Los Angeles Clippers won their last game by 21 points. In games decided by a margin of 18 points or more, the Boston Celtics are 5-3. Los Angeles is 17-2 in blowouts this season.
In games where they allow fewer than 100 points, the Los Angeles Clippers are a dazzling 31-4. In games where they score fewer than 100 points, the Boston Celtics have a losing record of 9-22.
The Los Angeles Clippers have a 17-21 record when their opponents score 100 points or more. The Boston Celtics have a 23-18 record when they reach the century mark.
The Clippers have the league’s top offensive rating (109.1). The Celtics have a defensive rating of 101.8 (ranked 12th).
Los Angeles has an average field goal percentage of 47.3% (ranked second). Boston is an underachieving 4-23 when opponents have a similar or higher field goal percentage.
The Boston Celtics average 24.4 three point attempts per game and are 14-17 when attempting at least 25 in a game. The Los Angeles Clippers average 26.7 attempts and have a winning record (31-16) when attempting 25 or more.
The Los Angeles Clippers top the league in assist to turnover ratio this season with an A/TO of 2.07. The Boston Celtics are also among the best (ranked sixth) with an A/TO of 1.80.
The Boston Celtics rebound 44.1 times per game and are ranked 12th. Ranked 21st, the Los Angeles Clippers rebound 42.4 times per game.
Boston is ranked 11th in defensive rebounds, while Los Angeles ranks 28th in offensive rebounds.
The Boston Celtics’ opponents have an average turnover percentage of 14.4% this season. The Los Angeles Clippers are 10-9 SU when their TOV% is 14.4% or higher.
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