Clippers vs Celtics Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/13/2020
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Boston Celtics
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Boston -1
TD Garden is the venue where Jaylen Brown and the Boston Celtics (37-16, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) will play the Los Angeles Clippers (37-17, 2nd in the Pacific Division) on Thursday. Boston opens this matchup as 1 point favorites. The O/U is set at 228.
The Clippers are covering 53.7% of the time, having gone 29-25-0 ATS. Boston covers the spread 60.8% of the time, going 31-20-2 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
02/11/20 PG Patrick Beverley Groin is questionable Thursday vs Boston
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 22.3 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 90%. Kawhi Leonard averages 27.1 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.3 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Jaylen Brown averages 20.2 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Jayson Tatum averages 22.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 115.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 48.0 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.9 per game. The Clippers allow 109.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 12th in the league with 112.6 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.9. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 45.6 boards per game, and 21st in assists per contest with 23.3. The Celtics are 23rd in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Celtics surrender 105.7 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 22.5 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 43.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Celtics are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game.
The Clippers are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.9, and their defensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 102.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 15th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Los Angeles is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 29th in the league.
Boston is 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Celtics are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 106.2, and their offensive rating of 113.1 is ranked 3rd. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles +1
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