Los Angeles Clippers vs Boston Celtics Prediction, 12/29/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Boston Celtics
Date: Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
TV: NBC Sports Boston
The Los Angeles Clippers (17-17) are en route to TD Garden on Wednesday where they will attempt to beat the Boston Celtics (16-18).
The Clippers took the court against the Nets and took a loss by a final of 124-108 in their last game. Los Angeles finished the game having earned a 38.1% field goal percentage (37 of 97) and made 14 out of their 37 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Clippers buried 20 of their 27 attempts for a percentage of 74.1%. With regard to hauling in boards, they earned 45 with 17 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 25 dimes for the matchup in addition to forcing 8 turnovers and earning 7 steals. With regard to defending, Los Angeles let their opponent shoot 56.8% from the field on 50 of 88 shooting. Brooklyn totaled 47 assists and had 31 steals in the matchup. Additionally, Brooklyn pulled down 40 rebounds (7 offensive, 33 defensive) and got 4 blocks. Brooklyn ended up going 68.8% at the free throw line by knocking down 11 of their 16 shots. They converted 13 of their 34 tries from beyond the arc. When talking about personal fouls, the Clippers left the arena with 17 and the Nets finished the game with 13 personal fouls.
Marcus Morris is a guy who came through in this matchup. He ended up scoring 24 points on 6 of 13 shooting. He played 27 mins played and collected 5 rebounds. Morris finished 46.2% from the field and also distributed 6 dimes.
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Los Angeles will enter this game with a win-loss mark of 17-17 for the campaign. They are averaging 105.4 points per game (26th in the NBA) on 44.9% from the field. The Clippers are connecting on 35.8% from downtown (426 of 1,190) and 78.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, Los Angeles is collecting 44.0 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 787 dimes for the season, which ranks 15th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 14.8 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 18.1 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end of the court, the Clippers are forcing their opponents into 15.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.3 personal fouls. They concede 33.9% on shots from distance while they are 5th in basketball in PPG from their opponents (105.3). The Clippers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 44.4% (1,365 of 3,075) and they concede 47.0 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are 15th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 791 relinquished for the campaign.
When they last played, the Celtics took a loss by a score of 108-103 against the Timberwolves. In the matter of team rebounding, Boston permitted Minnesota to grab 42 in total (11 offensive). They finished the game shooting 41.2% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 14 out of 34 and finished the contest at 14 out of 19 from the charity stripe (73.7%). The Celtics permitted the Timberwolves to convert 40 out of 90 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 44.4% for the game. At the conclusion of this game, the Celtics walked away from this one shooting 33 out of 89 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.1%. With regard to shooting from beyond the arc, Boston buried 16 out of 47 attempts (34.0%). They were able to make 21 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. The Timberwolves committed 14 fouls in this contest which took the Celtics to the charity stripe for a total of 28 attempts. They gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while earning 8 steals for this contest. The Celtics corralled 38 defensive boards and 15 offensive boards for a total of 53 in this game.
Al Horford ended up having an impact for the Celtics in this game. Horford accumulated 16 points in his 34 mins of playing time and had 6 dimes for the contest. He made 6 out of 11 for this game for a rate of 54.5%, and tallied 9 rebounds.
Boston has a mark of 16-18 this year. The Celtics have committed 19.1 personal fouls every game and they hit 80.7% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 22.7 times per contest (22nd in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 14.0 times per game. Boston has scored 3,684 points this year (108.4 per contest) and they average 45.9 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Celtics are shooting 44.3% from the field, which ranks 23rd in basketball.
The Boston defense gives up 34.3% on 3-point attempts (422 of 1,229) and their opposition makes 79.1% of their free throw shots. They give up 22.0 assists and 45.8 total rebounds per game, which is 4th and 21st in the NBA. The Celtics on the defensive side of the court are 16th in the league in PPG surrendered with 107.4. They are forcing their opponents into 14.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 44.3% from the field (9th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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