Clippers vs. Celtics - 3/28/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (43-30) at Los Angeles Clippers (45-27)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 28, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 210 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, CSNN, FSW2
The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers square off Monday night at the Staples Center.
The Boston Celtics look to build on their solid four-game winning streak. The Boston Celtics are averaging 106 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 102.3 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 22.1 points and 6.5 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 15.1 points and 2.7 rebounds. Jae Crowder is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Jared Sullinger is dishing 2.3 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have lost four of their last six road games.
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The Los Angeles Clippers look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 104.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 101.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Chris Paul is averaging 20 points and 9.9 assists while J.J. Redick is averaging 16.8 points and 1.7 rebounds. Jamal Crawford is dishing 2.2 assists and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.9 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Clippers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won five of their last seven home games.
The Celtics are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Clippers are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 6-2-2 ATS in their last 10 Monday games. The underdog is 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
The Celtics haven't been the best road team this season and will struggle to keep up with the Clippers offensive game. The Clippers will control the tempo of this game and beat the Celtics will covering the small number.