Celtics vs Clippers Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Monday, December 12, 2022

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A matchup pitting one of the NBA’s highest-scoring squads against one of the best squads defensively, the Boston Celtics (21-6) visit the Los Angeles Clippers (15-13) at Crypto.com Arena on December 12, 2022. The Celtics are first in points per game (120.3), and the Clippers are fourth in points allowed (109.2). Boston is a favorite, by 4.5 points. The over/under is set as 225 points for the outing.

How to bet Celtics vs. Clippers

Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Clippers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Celtics as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -185 odds to pick up the win, while the Clippers are listed at +156 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 225 points.

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Celtics vs. Clippers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, December 12, 2022
  • Game Time: 10:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Arena: Crypto.com Arena

Celtics vs. Clippers Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Celtics are 17-10-0 this year. Boston has been chosen as the favorite in 25 games this year and has walked away with the win 19 times (76%) in those games. Celtics games this year have hit the over on 15 of 28 set point totals.

In the Clippers’ 28 games this year, they have 13 wins against the spread. Los Angeles has won 30% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (3-7). Clippers games this season have gone over the total in 11 of 28 opportunities (39.3%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Celtics

Celtics Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jayson Tatum 26 30 8.1 4 1.1 1 3.3
Jaylen Brown 25 26.8 7.2 3.6 1 0.4 2.4
Malcolm Brogdon 22 14.1 4.1 3.8 0.5 0.2 1.9
Marcus Smart 24 11.8 3.2 7.5 1.3 0.4 1.8
Derrick White 27 10.4 2.9 3.3 0.9 0.7 1.7

Clippers

Clippers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Paul George 20 23.7 6.1 4.7 1.5 0.5 3
Marcus Morris 25 13.7 4.9 1.8 0.8 0.4 2.1
Reggie Jackson 27 12.7 2.6 4.2 0.6 0.1 1.7
John Wall 22 12.6 2.5 5.6 0.9 0.3 0.9
Kawhi Leonard 8 11.6 5.1 3.5 0.5 0.1 0.6
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Celtics vs. Clippers Injury Report

Clippers: Norman Powell: Out (Groin)

What you need to know about the Boston Celtics

Boston is ceding 112.4 points per game this year (13th-ranked in NBA), but it has really thrived on offense, putting up 120.3 points per contest (best). At home, the Celtics are posting 10.7 more points per game (125.8) than they are when playing on the road (115.1). The Celtics’ offense has been improved over their last 10 games, scoring 121.8 points per contest compared to the 120.3 they’ve averaged this year.

Boston is dominating in terms of three-point shooting, as it ranks best in the league in three-pointers (16.4 per game) and best in shooting percentage from downtown (39.7%). When it comes to shot breakdown, the Celtics have taken 52.4% two-pointers (accounting for 61.5% of the team’s buckets) and 47.6% threes (38.5%).

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What you need to know about the Los Angeles Clippers

Los Angeles is the worst squad in the NBA in points scored (107.7 per game) but fourth-best in points conceded (109.2). In 2022-23 the Clippers are scoring 5.6 fewer points per game at home (104.7) than away (110.3). The Clippers are posting 110.5 points per contest in their past 10 games, compared to their season average of 107.7.

Beyond the arc, Los Angeles is 14th in the league in 3-pointers made per game (11.9). It is 12th in 3-point percentage at 36.5%. In 2022-23, the Clippers have attempted 38.8% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 61.2% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 30.5% of the Clippers’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 69.5% have been 2-pointers.

Our prediction to win this game is the Celtics, and we expect that Celtics will cover the spread (Celtics -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 225 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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