When the Los Angeles Clippers traded 2009 number one overall draft pick Blake Griffin to Detroit it marked the end of an era. Griffin was touted as the savior of the LA franchise when he arrived. Long suffering Clippers fans believed that Griffin would deliver them from perpetual misery. While there were flashes of glory the bad luck of the Clippers franchise prevailed. And so everyone gave up and Griffin is gone. While the Clippers are a probable offshore betting playoff team they are not on a championship level. Conversely the Boston Celtics may well be an NBA Finalist. Boston hosts the Clippers on Wednesday.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Boston Celtics
Date and Time: Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 8 p.m. Eastern
Location: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:
Clippers +5 (-110) 212 (-110)
Celtics -5 (-110) 212 (-110)
Clippers vs. Celtics TV Coverage: ESPN
The Boston Celtics have suffered a recent drop in value with the NBA Games betting odds. In their last four games Boston is 1-3 both straight up and against the line. Worse yet the Celtics are coming off two consecutive failures at home. In their last game at TD Garden Boston was dominated in a 121-99 loss to Cleveland. Under the total has hit in three out their last five games. The Toronto Raptors have caught the Celtics for the top spot in the Atlantic Division. The lack of a consistent offense may be catching up with the Celtics. Boston ranks a weak 25th in the Association for scoring. Guard Kyrie Irving has had to should the offensive burden for the Celtics. Irving is averaging a team best 24.4 points per game. Head coach Brad Stevens took Boston to the Eastern Conference Finals last season. Expectations were incredibly high for this season. But if Irving cannot get more help the stretch drive may become perilous.
The Los Angeles Clippers are 29-26 straight up and 30-24-1- against the spread. The Clippers have been a strong betting value on the road. They have lost just 10 out of 27 away games against the spread. LA has covered five out of their last seven games against the spread. Under the total has paid in eight out of the Clippers last nine games. In their last game Los Angeles scored a 114-101 win and cover at Brooklyn.
The Clippers have enjoyed three sportsbook payouts over the Celtics in the last four head to head matchups. Just one out of those four games went over the total. LA has held their own against the line at Boston. At the TD Garden the Clippers have paid out in eight out of their last 11 visits vs. the Celtics. Over the total has paid out in four out of the last six games at Boston in this series.
Matchup to Watch
Boston’s dominant defense consistently keeps them in range with the NBA Games betting odds. The Clippers impressive betting value on the road garners attention. Los Angeles has enough offensive firepower to challenge the Celtics D. The subpar Boston offense can make covering chalk a challenge.
Clippers vs. Celtics NBA games Betting Odds Picks
The Clippers are a proven betting value at Boston. They are also coming off a day of rest and should be fresh for this one.
NBA Betting Online Pick: Los Angeles Clippers
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Clippers 115, Celtics 116
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