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Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Clippers

January 27, 2024


The Los Angeles Clippers will travel to Boston, Massachusetts to face the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden with the game scheduled for 7:00 PM ET on Saturday evening and will air on Bally Sports Southern California.

Los Angeles enters this game on a four-game winning streak following a 127-107 win on the road against the Toronto Raptors on Friday which has improved their record to 29-14 this season and puts them in 3rd place in the Western Conference. The Clippers have won by an average margin of 13.25 points during their winning streak with their offense looking nearly unstoppable as they have averaged 126.75 points per game. James Harden has played a pivotal role during the streak as he is averaging 21.25 points and 10.25 assists per game. 

The Clippers have been an above-average team offensively and defensively this season as they are averaging 118.02 points per game while allowing an average of 112.14 points per game which ranks 9th and 10th respectively. The Los Angeles Clippers will look to extend their winning streak to five games when they travel to face the Boston Celtics.

The Boston Celtics have had the best record in the NBA for the majority of the season and enter this game with the best record in the league at 35-10 while having won six of their last seven games and are on a three-game winning streak including a blowout win on the road against the Miami Heat on Thursday by a score of 143-110. Boston has been one of the most complete teams in the NBA as they are one of only a few teams who have been a top team offensively and defensively. Boston enters this game averaging the 4th most points per game with an average of 120.8 points per game while allowing the 4th fewest with an average of 110.6 points allowed per game. 

Jayson Tatum has been one of the main catalysts for the success of the Celtics this season as he leads the team in scoring and rebounds with an average of 27 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics will look to win their 4th consecutive game when they host the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday evening.

BookMaker has the Boston Celtics listed as 6.5-point favorites at home against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday evening. The teams are 5-5 in the last ten while Boston has won two of the last three meetings. The teams are 5-5 ATS in the last ten while the Clippers have covered the spread in two of the last three games in the series. The Los Angeles Clippers are 24-19 ATS overall, 10-10 ATS on the road, and 1-6 ATS as an underdog this season while the Boston Celtics are 23-20-2 ATS overall, 13-8 ATS at home, and 22-19-2 ATS as a favorite on the year.

Boston enters this game with a better record and has been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the last three meetings. However, the Clippers have been the better team at covering the spread most recently in the series, going 2-1 ATS in the last three matchups, and have been the slightly better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 24-19 ATS overall while the Celtics are 23-20-2 ATS overall which is why I am buying the .5 point and taking the points with the Clippers when they travel to face the Boston Celtics on Saturday evening. 

Spooky Express Pick: Los Angeles Clippers +7