Celtics vs Clippers Prediction: Statistical Analysis

Celtics vs Clippers Prediction: Statistical Analysis

Celtics vs Clippers Prediction: The Boston Celtics are expected to win the upcoming game against the LA Clippers as per the latest prediction.


The Boston Celtics (21-6) will aim to return to winning ways when they lock horns with the Los Angeles Clippers (15-13) in the upcoming NBA fixture on Monday night. The Celtics’ 3-game winning streak came to an end with a 107-123 defeat to the Golden State Warriors in the last game. A win against the Clippers will consolidate Boston’s position at the top of the Eastern Conference.

The LA Clippers will have no margin of error against the mighty Celtics to avoid a home loss in the next game. The Clippers have bounced back after two back-to-back defeats. In the last game, they defeated the Washington Wizards with a score of 114-107.

Key Insights

The Celtics failed to counter Curry and Thompson and faced defeat in the rematch of the last season’s final.

The Boston Celtics were put on the back foot right from the start. All their plans to counter the key players from Golden State seemed to fail as the Celtics had to chase the Warriors throughout the matchup. The Celtics got outrebounded 39-53 by the Warriors. In the end, it was another dominating win for Golden State led by the Splash Brothers.

Jaylen Brown tried his best for the Celtics. He finished with 31 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 assists. Jayson Tatum gave a contribution of 18 points and 7 rebounds.

Another stellar show from Paul George helped the Clippers secure an away win against the Wizards.

It was a comeback game for John Wall against his former side. He made sure not to disappoint his fans and gave his best for the Clippers. It was a neck-to-neck contest between the two teams right from the first quarter. Nicolas Batum who came off the bench made big shots in the final quarter to put his side ahead. His tiebreaking 3-pointer with 23.8 seconds remaining became the turning point and the Clippers handed the Wizards their sixth straight loss.

Paul George was brilliant again and added 36 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists to his name. Marcus Morris Sr. also looked in decent touch. He secured 19 points with 6 rebounds. John Wall scored 13 points on his return.

Celtics vs Clippers Prediction: Recent Form

Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics had a fantastic campaign till now. They are currently at 21-6 in the top spot of the Eastern Conference. The Celtics won 3 of the last 5 fixtures. Boston has maintained an amazing home record of 11-2 so far. On road trips, they won 10 out of 14 games.

LA Clippers

The LA Clippers have looked in decent form as of now. They are currently at 15-13 in the 7th position in the Western Conference. The Clippers won 2 of the last 5 matchups. They have been 7-6 in the home games this season. In the away fixtures, the Clippers are 8-7 so far.

Celtics vs Clippers Prediction: Winning Odds

The Boston Celtics have been the best in the offense among all sides across both conferences. They have the highest scoring rate. Interestingly, the LA Clippers have scored at the worst scoring rate of all teams. In the defense, the stats of both teams are almost similar.

The Celtics are expected to give a hard time to the Clippers’ defense. Jayson Tatum can make things difficult for the Clippers. Tatum is averaging 30.0 points per game this season. On the other hand, the Clippers will rely on Paul George who has maintained an average of 23.7 points per game so far.

Spread:

  • Boston Celtics: -3.5 (-119)
  • LA Clippers: +3.5 (-119)

Moneyline:

  • Boston Celtics: -182
  • LA Clippers: +130

Betting Odds:

  • Boston Celtics: 1.40
  • LA Clippers: 2.60

Win Probability:

  • Boston Celtics: 69%
  • LA Clippers: 31%

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Celtics vs Clippers Prediction: Team Stats

Boston Celtics

  • The Boston Celtics are scoring points at an excellent average of 120.3 in the current season. In shooting, they got a success rate of 49.1% in the field goals and 39.7% in the 3-pointers. The Celtics played with an average of 26.7 assists per game.
  • In the defense, the Celtics rebounded with an average of 42.7 per game. The averages of the number of steals and blocks per game are currently at 6.4 and 5.0 respectively.

LA Clippers

  • The LA Clippers are struggling to score a high number of points this season. They are averaging only 107.7 points per game so far. The Clippers shot 46.4% from the field and 36.5% from the 3-point line. The average number of assists per game stands at 22.8.
  • The Clippers maintained an average of 43.8 rebounds along with 6.3 steals and 4.9 blocks per game.

Celtics vs Clippers Prediction: Head-to-Head Stats

Both these teams have met 136 times in the regular season of the NBA. The Boston Celtics have been the better side with 91 wins, while the LA Clippers were on the winning side in 45 fixtures.

If we check out the results of the last 5 meetings, 3 games were won by the Celtics and 2 by the Clippers. The previous meeting took place in the last season on 29 December 2021. The LA Clippers won that matchup with a score of 91-82.

Celtics vs Clippers Prediction: Players to Watch Out

Boston Celtics

Jayson Tatum (Small Forward)

Points Per Game: 30.0 | Rebounds Per Game: 8.1 | Assists Per Game: 4.0

Jaylen Brown (Shooting Guard)

Points Per Game: 26.8 | Rebounds Per Game: 7.2 | Steals Per Game: 1.0

Malcolm Brogdon (Point Guard)

Points Per Game: 14.1 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.1 | Assists Per Game: 3.8

LA Clippers

Paul George (Shooting Guard)

Points Per Game: 23.7 | Rebounds Per Game: 6.1 | Assists Per Game: 4.7

Marcus Morris Sr. (Small Forward)

Points Per Game: 13.7 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.9 | Assists Per Game: 1.8

Reggie Jackson (Point Guard)

Points Per Game: 12.7 | Assists Per Game: 4.2 | Rebounds Per Game: 2.6

Celtics vs Clippers Injuries

Boston Celtics

  • Robert Williams III (Center)
  • Al Horford (Center)
  • Danilo Gallinari (Power Forward)

LA Clippers

  • Norman Powell (Small Forward)

Celtics vs Clippers Prediction: Predicted Winner

The Boston Celtics have looked in ruthless form till now. They will leave no stone unturned to bounce back after facing a loss in the last fixture. The offensive leaders of Boston are expected to create havoc for the home side. On the other hand, the LA Clippers will have to bring out their best to give a strong fight to the Celtics. The absence of Norman Powell is surely a big disadvantage for them. All the predictions and betting platforms are favoring the Celtics for this fixture.

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