Boston Celtics Vs. Los Angeles Clippers Betting Odds, Predictions & Winning Tips (NBA 2022/23, December 29)
The Boston Celtics, the No. 1 seed in the NBA, will be looking for revenge against the Los Angeles Clippers at home. The Celtics lost to them by 20 points two weeks ago in a game that the Clippers dominated from start to finish. Both teams are on a winning streak – three in a row for Boston and two in a row for the Clippers, but only one of them will keep their mood positive after this match.
2022/23 NBA: Celtics vs Clippers Key Info
The Boston Celtics are in their best form after bouncing back from three losses with three wins in a row. Boston regains first place in the Eastern Conference standings after their win over the Bucks in one of their best games offensively this season. Boston’s offense has been very good lately, putting up 126 points vs. the Rockets in the last game, 139 points vs. the Milwaukee Bucks, and 121 points vs. Minnesota before that. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown put up 77 points combined in their latest game against the Rockets, so they are both in great form.
The LA Clippers are coming off a 124-113 win over the Raptors to get to fourth place in the Western Conference, surpassing the Phoenix Suns. Los Angeles is now 21-15 on the season, which is pretty good considering that they are also rotating a lot of players. Kawhi Leonard has been taking it easy since his return from the long injury, and it has worked well for him and the team. Especially delighted is Paul George, who has led the team to many wins in the last month or so.
|Tournament:||NBA Season 2022/23, Week 11|
|Venue:||TD Garden, Boston, USA|
|Date:||7:30 P.M. ET on Thursday, 27 December 2022|
Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Clippers Preview and Stats
Celtics vs Clippers Odds
The Boston Celtics are favorites by 6 points in this game ATS (against the spread), according to the best bookmakers for basketball. The Celtics will have a home-court advantage in this game. The money line odds for Boston to just win the game outright are 1.4 (20/49), and the odds for Los Angeles are 2 (2/1) to win this game. The over/under is set at 227.5 points at 1.91 (10/11) odds. That’s the odds for the Celtics vs. Clippers 2022 match.
Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Clippers: H2H
Los Angeles Clippers have been getting the best out of this matchup in recent years. The Clippers are 7-3 straight up in their last ten games against Boston and have covered six of those 10 games ATS. The over/under is 7-3 in favor of the over, as the Clippers averaged 117.7 points a game, and the Celtics averaged 111.3 points too, which is not low. Los Angeles is 1-0 straight up this season against Boston.
- Clippers 113-93 Celtics (12 December 2022)
- Celtics 82-91 Clippers (29 December 2021)
- Clippers 114-111 Celtics (8 December 2021)
- Celtics 117-112 Clippers (2 March 2021)
- Clippers 115-119 Celtics (5 February 2021)
Last Five Games
Boston Celtics: WWWLL
Los Angeles Clippers: WWLWW
Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Clippers Predictions
Los Angeles Clippers +6 Points @ 1.91 (10/11)
Both teams have been great for NBA betting this season, but giving this Clippers team a six-point handicap is a lot. The Los Angeles Clippers haven’t lost to the Boston Celtics by 6+ points in any of their last 10 meetings. Kawhi Leonard will also be healthy and ready for this game, so Los Angeles should be better offensively. The Clippers have the 3rd best defense in the league already, and they can surely keep this game close if they put in the effort.
Game Total – Over 227.5 Points @ 1.91 (10/11)
The over is one of the plays for us in this game; in the last 12 meetings between the Celtics and Clippers, the over has hit eight times, and only four times has it been an under or a push. The over has hit in 10 out of the last 10 road games for the Clippers overall, so they have an over streak going, and we’d like that to continue tonight.
Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Clippers News
The Celtics don’t have any new injuries, as Danilo Gallinari is still out indefinitely due to an ASL injury, while Payton Pritchard is upgraded to “probable” for this game.
On the other hand, the LA Clippers are the healthiest team in the league, with no players on the injury report. Moreover, betting on Kawhi Leonard makes a lot of sense as he is expected to play after having a rest in the last game.
Recommended Betting Picks for Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Clippers
- Los Angeles Clippers Handicap (+6) @ 1.91 (10/11)
- Game Total – Over 227.5 @ 1.91 (10/11)
The games between the Celtics and Clippers are always entertaining and enjoyable to watch. While the Boston Celtics’ odds to win are a bit dangerous, we recommend taking the Clippers with a handicap of +6. Make sure you use our Celtics vs LA Clippers 2022 predictions and betting expert picks carefully and on the legal US online sportsbook so you can enjoy your wins.