Clippers vs. Celtics - 1/19/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (13-25) at Los Angeles Clippers (27-14)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 19, 2015 at 3:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -12 -- Over/Under: 209.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, FSW2
The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers square off Monday at the STAPLES Center.
The Boston Celtics are in clear tank mode with losses in seven of their last nine games. On the season, the Celtics are averaging 102.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting and are allowing 104.2 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Jared Sullinger is averaging 13.9 points and 8.1 rebounds while Avery Bradley is averaging 13.1 points and 1.5 assists. Kelly Olynyk is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Marcus Smart is dishing 2.9 assists. The Boston Celtics offensive production continues to drop sine trading Rajon Rondo and Jeff Green, as they’re shooting just 43.7 percent from the field in their last five games. The Celtics are 1-12 SU this season when scoring less than 100 points. James Young is questionable for this game with an illness.
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The Los Angeles Clippers are trying to get the ball rolling with wins in seven of their last 10 games. On the season, the Clippers are averaging 106.9 point son 47.2 percent shooting and are allowing 100.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 23 points and 7.6 rebounds while Chris Paul is averaging 17.8 points and 9.7 assists. Jamal Crawford is dishing 2.9 assists and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers have topped 100 points in six of their last eight games and are shooting 47 percent from the field in their last five contests. Of course, it’s the Clippers defense that still needs to show consistency, but I’m sure Doc Rivers and company will take wins at this point anyway they can. The Clippers are 17-7 SU on their home court.
The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The Clippers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Atlantic and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. Eastern Conference. The Celtics are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings and the underdog is 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
The Celtics aren't even trying to win games at this point, as they're forcused on getting the best pick as possible. Meanwhile, the Clippers are shooting lights out and seem to have found their groove again. This one is sure to get ugly.