Los Angeles Clippers vs Boston Celtics 02/13/2020 NBA Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Los Angeles Clippers vs Boston Celtics 02/13/2020 – The Los Angeles Clippers’ Eastern Conference road trip continues on Thursday as Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and the rest of the Clips take on the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. The Clippers and the Celtics were figured in a highly-entertaining battle at Staples Center earlier in the season, and NBA fans and sports betting punters should expect another toe-to-toe confrontation in their second and final regular-season meeting.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Boston Celtics 02/13/2020
Los Angeles Clippers vs Boston Celtics 02/13/2020 Betting Odds
Los Angeles Clippers Betting
The Los Angeles Clippers have experienced a period of inconsistency after the trade deadline. They got blown out of the water by the Minnesota Timberwolves, 142-115, last Saturday before succumbing to the Philadelphia 76ers, 113-92, on Tuesday. Their only win this week so far came against the lowly Cleveland Cavaliers, 133-92.
Players to Watch: Kawhi Leonard (27.1 PPG, 7.4 RPG and 5.3 APG)
Paul George (22.3 PPG, 6.2 RPG, and 4.0 APG)
Lou Williams (19.2 PPG, 3.1 RPG and 5.9 APG)
Boston Celtics Betting
The Boston Celtics’ seven-game winning streak ended on Tuesday at the hands of the Houston Rockets, 105-116. Six Celtics players scored in double figures including Gordon Hayward, who tallied a team-high 20 points, eight rebounds and six assists. But Boston just couldn’t stop the Rockets dynamic duo of James Harden and Russell Westbrook, who combined for 78 of the Rockets’ 116 points in the game.
Players to Watch: Jayson Tatum (22.1 PPG, 6.8 RPG and 3.0 APG)
Kemba Walker (21.9 PPG, 4.0 RPG, and 5.1 APG)
Jaylen Brown (20.3 PPG, 5.5 RPG and 6.5 APG)
Los Angeles Clippers vs Boston Celtics 02/13/2020 Betting Numbers
Los Angeles Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Clippers’ last 6 games.
Boston are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games.
Los Angeles Clippers
Patrick Beverley PG Groin is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Boston
Jaylen Brown SF Calf is upgraded to probable Thursday vs LA Clippers
Los Angeles Clippers vs Boston Celtics Betting Picks
Any betting expert will surely have a hard time coming up with a confident NBA basketball pick for this particular game. Both coming off a loss, the Celtics and the Clippers are locked in another high-leverage game with the winner getting a ton of momentum heading into the next match.
Moneyline: Bet on the Clippers at +100. Los Angeles just had a tough loss against the Sixers, so expect them to double the effort against another Eastern Conference elite. They are also 6-4 on the road against Eastern Conference teams.
ATS: Pick the Clippers to cover the spread. With the spread set this narrow, my money is on the Clips, who are 14-7 ATS against East teams.
TOTALs: Pick the UNDER. The last time these two teams played each other, they combined for 211 points. I am expecting a rough, playoff-atmosphere battle at TD Garden.
Score Prediction: 109 – 105 Clippers