Celtics vs. Clippers - 3/29/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (48-25) at Boston Celtics (32-40)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 6:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics +4.5 -- Over/Under: 204.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW2, CSNN
The Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics square off Sunday at the TD Garden.
The Los Angeles Clippers look to build on their six-game winning streak. On the season, the Clippers are averaging 106.4 points on 47.3 percent shooting and are allowing 100.2 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 21.8 points and 7.6 rebounds while Chris Paul is averaging 18.8 points and 10.1 assists. J.J. Redick is dishing 1.8 assists and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 14.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 51.8 percent from the field and 42.1 percent from deep in their last five games. The Clippers have won 10 of their last 11 games when topping 100 points and have won four of their last five road games SU. Nate Robinson is questionable with a knee injury.
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The Boston Celtics look for a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, the Celtics are averaging 100.6 points on 44 percent shooting and are allowing 101.4 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 19.7 points and five assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 14 points and 3.1 rebounds. Brandon Bass is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Kelly Olynyk is dishing 1.8 assists. The Boston Celtics need a win if they hope to hold onto that last playoff spot in the East. The Celtics are shooting just 41.8 percent from the field in their last five games but have won four of their last six games on their home court.
The Clippers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Celtics are 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Clippers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Boston.
The Clippers have won and covered games when we least expect it. Boston is the more desprate team as well, as a playoff spot is right under its nose. I'll take the points here.