Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. The opening line for this game has Boston as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 207.5.
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The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 35-17 and a road record of 18-9. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.1 as they are averaging 104.1 points per game while giving up 100 per contest. Los Angeles is 5-4 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 17-12. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Celtics have an overall record of 31-22 and a home record of 16-10. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105 points per game and surrendering 100.7, good for a point differential of 4.3. Boston has a division record of 7-5 and a conference record of 23-15. In their last 10 games they are 9-1.
Chris Paul comes into this contest averaging 19 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. J.J. Redick averages 16.2 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 1.7 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 21.4 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Avery Bradley averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Los Angeles averages 104.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 51.5 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 12.9 per game. The Clippers allow 100 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.5 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Boston averages 105 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 14th with 14.3 per game. The Celtics allow 100.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.8 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Celtics force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
The Clippers average 102.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 101.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 9 per contest. The Clippers have an offensive rating of 107.7 and a defensive rating of 103.5. In terms of pace they average 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Celtics score 104.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 111.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 5.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.4 points per game. The Celtics rating on offense is 105.9 and they have a defensive rating of 101.6. They get 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 25-23-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 22-27-3 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 30-22-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 25-27-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
02/07/16 G Austin Rivers Hand out indefinitely
01/12/16 F Blake Griffin Hand out indefinitely
Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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