Celtics vs Clippers – NBA Picks and Predictions – February 5, 2021
NBA Picks and Predictions on this Friday, February 5, 2021 basketball game between the Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Clippers
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Free NBA Picks and Predictions on this Friday, February 5, 2021 game between the Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Clippers. This matchup is set to tipoff at 10:05pm et at the Staples Center in LA. The Draftkings NBA Odds have the Clippers as -5 point favorites. The over/under is currently at 221 total points.
These two teams last faced each other almost a year ago in a double overtime thriller, where Boston came out on top 141-133. This go around both teams have had major roster changes, but it still should be a very entertaining game.
Let’s get into this sports betting preview where Boston comes into this game only winning 4 of their last 10 games played. On Wednesday Night on the road they loss 116-111 to the Sacramento Kings. Jayson Tatum had an impressive game, leading the team with 27 points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists, but unfortunately missed a wide open 3-pointer with just seconds left on the clock that would have tied the game and most likely brought it into overtime. Rookie Payton Pritchard is close to returning to play after suffering a right MCL, but we don’t expect him to get minutes in this matchup. Kemba Walker is listed as questionable and Marcus Smart is still out due to his calf injury.
On the road this season the Celtics have been in the middle of the pack on offense, scoring an average of 111.4 points per game and giving up an average of 110.8 points per game on defense.
Boston is 3-6 against the spread in their last 9 games against the LA Clippers and the total has gone under in 4 of the Celtics last 5 games.
LA Clippers have won four of their last five games and pretty much at full strength, besides missing Patrick Beverley, who’s been out the last week from his knee injury. The Clippers are the best three-point shooting team in the league right now at 42.3%. LA is a top tier team when it comes to jump shoots and they’ll be facing this Celtics team that has struggled all season against top teams.
At home, LA has the ninth best offense in the league, putting up an average of 115 points per game, and have the eighth ranked defense in the league, giving up an average of 107.7 points per game.
The Clippers is 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 games this season and the total has gone over in 5 of Los Angeles’s last 6 games against Boston.
In this Friday Night NBA basketball game between the Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Clippers, we’re rolling with the Clippers First Quarter at the -135 price.
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