Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Parlay 11/20/2019
Game: Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Boston -2
Kemba Walker and the Boston Celtics (11-2, 1st in the Atlantic Division) go to Staples Center on Wednesday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Clippers (9-5, 2nd in the Pacific Division). The spread on this contest has Boston as 2 point favorites. The O/U opens at 226.
The Celtics cover the spread 63.6% of the time, having gone 7-4-2 ATS. Los Angeles is covering 57.1% of the time, going 8-6-0 against the spread.
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
11/18/2019 Marcus Smart PG Ankle Game Time Decision
11/18/2019 Romeo Langford SG Ankle Game Time Decision
11/11/2019 Gordon Hayward SF Hand Expected to be out until at least Dec 25
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/18/2019 Landry Shamet SG Ankle Game Time Decision
11/18/2019 Kawhi Leonard SF Knee Game Time Decision
Jayson Tatum averages 20.2 points per contest in 33.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.4 assists per game and 7.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%. Kemba Walker comes into this game averaging 23.4 points per contest while playing 33.5 minutes per night. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 93%.
Lou Williams averages 22.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes 6.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Kawhi Leonard scores 26.8 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.9 rebounds per contest and has 6.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics allow 104.2 points per contest which is 7th in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 6th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 48.8 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they allow 21.7 assists per game which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Boston averages 112.6 points per contest, which is 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 18th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 46.7 boards per contest and 24.5 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 30th with 12.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers give up 106.6 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 6th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 20.9 dimes allowed per game and 9th with 44.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Clippers are 17th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per contest. Los Angeles is 10th in the NBA with 112.8 points per contest this season. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.2. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 20th in the league. They are 2nd in the NBA in rebounding with 48.2 boards per contest and 23rd in assists per game with 22.4. The Clippers are 8th in turnovers per contest with 16.7.
The Celtics are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 103.2, and their offensive rating of 111.6 is ranked 7th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 17th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA. Boston is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 26th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 24th in the NBA. The Clippers are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 104, and their offensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 10th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 102.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 14th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles -2 and under 226 total points
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