Sunday, February 5, 2017
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The Los Angeles Clippers head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics on Sunday, February 5, 2017. The opening line for this game has Boston as 6 point favorites.
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The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 31-19. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.7 as they are averaging 108.4 points per game while giving up 104.7 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 32-18. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 108.4 points per game and surrendering 105.7, good for a point differential of 2.7.
Blake Griffin comes into this game averaging 21.4 points per contest while playing 33 minutes per night so far this year for the Clippers. He pulls down 8.7 rebounds per contest and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. DeAndre Jordan averages 12.2 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 13.6 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 70% for the year while his free throw percentage is 51%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 29.9 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 92%. Al Horford averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 5.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
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Los Angeles averages 108.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 13.2 per game. The Clippers allow 104.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Boston averages 108.3 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 49.5 rebounds per game and 25.4 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 5th with 12.6 per game. The Celtics allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.3 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Celtics force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Clippers have an offensive rating of 111.9 and a defensive rating of 108.1. In terms of pace they average 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Celtics rating on offense is 112 and they have a defensive rating of 109.3. They get 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 11.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 24-26-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 28-21-1 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 26-22-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 27-23-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/19/16 F Brice Johnson Back out indefinitely
01/18/17 PG Chris Paul Thumb expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Boston Celtics Injuries
02/04/17 PG Avery Bradley Achilles "?" Sunday vs. LA Clippers
01/09/17 G James Young Ankle out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Boston -6
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