NBA Monday Betting Pick- Celtics at Clippers
Celtics Look to End Road Trip With 4th Straight Win
The Boston Celtics wrap up a four-game West Coast swing this Monday night against the Los Angeles Clippers. Tip off from the Staples Center is set for 10:30 p.m. on ESPN. BetAnySports opened the Celtics as slight one-point favorites with the total set at 225.5 points. The line now is Boston -2 and the total is up to 227.
Boston (41-26) began this trip last Tuesday with a stunning 128-95 beat-down of Golden State as a 6.5-point road underdog. They then went onto beat Sacramento and the Los Angeles Lakers as favorites to extend the straight-up winning streak to three games. The Celtics now have four wins in their last five contests. The total stayed UNDER in the Celtics’ previous six games before going OVER BetAnySports’ closing 220.5-point line in Saturday’s 120-107 win against the Lakers.
Kyrie Irving scored 30 points in that latest win after missing the game against the Kings. He continues to lead the team in scoring with 23.5 points per game. He is also dishing out a team-high 6.9 assists. The Celtics are six deep in players averaging at least 11 PPG. The team has a scoring total of 112.3 points that is ranked 14th in the NBA. They move to fourth in the league in points allowed (106.6).
Clippers Looking for 5th Straight Win
The Clippers are riding a SU four-game winning streak after beating Oklahoma City 118-110 last Friday night. They were two-point home favorites on BetAnySports’ closing line. They have been able to cover the closing number in their last six games with a 8-1 record ATS in their last nine outings. The total has stayed UNDER in five of LA’s last seven games. It is 38-29 SU overall with a 39-28 record ATS.
Lou Williams posted 40 points in Friday’s game with Danilo Gallinari adding another 34 points to the winning cause. Williams continues to play off the bench while averaging a team-high 20.2 PPG. Gallinari is next on the list with 19.2 points a game. The Clippers are ranked eighth in the league in points with 114.2 a game. They fall all the way to 22nd in points allowed (113.4).
Each of these teams has been playing at top form during its current winning streak, but I am going with the Clippers at home to win this game SU.
NBA Betting Odds & Trends
|Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games|
|The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston’s last 7 games|
|Boston is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road|
|The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston’s last 12 games on the road|
|Boston is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing LA Clippers|
|Boston is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing LA Clippers|
|Boston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers|
|The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston’s last 12 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers|
|Los Angeles Clippers|
|LA Clippers is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games|
|LA Clippers is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Clippers’s last 5 games|
|LA Clippers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home|
|LA Clippers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Clippers’s last 6 games at home|
|LA Clippers is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Boston|
|LA Clippers is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Boston|
|LA Clippers is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Boston|
|The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Clippers’s last 12 games when playing at home against Boston|
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