Dec 12, 2022, 12:12 pm ET in NBA
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Expert Top Pick of the Day: Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Clippers

Top Pick of the Day

The Boston Celtics have continued to dominate in recent performances. As a result, the Celtics are now leading the Atlantic Division with a 21-6 record.

That puts the Celtics as one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference and the league. The Celtics aim to recover from their latest defeat and are ready to head to Crypto.com Arena to face the Los Angeles Clippers.

As for the Clippers, efforts are still being made to keep climbing the division standings. The Clippers have had fine performances and stand in the third spot of the Pacific Division.

Unfortunately, that has left LA with a 15-13 season record. However, the Clippers have the potential to become one of the top teams in the Western Conference.

 

Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Clippers Schedule

 

  • Date: Monday, December 12, 2022
  • Time: 05:30 PM PST
  • Location: Cyrpto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA

 

Tatum’s Celtics Surpassing Expectations

To some, the Celtics have had more than just a solid start to the 2022-23 NBA season. Some experts believe that the Celtics have put together one of the most solid offenses in the league.

The Celtics could have had a ten-game winning streak if it hadn’t been for a loss against the Chicago Bulls. After that, if it hadn’t been for a loss to the Miami Heat, the Celtics could have nailed a sixth straight win.

Winning streaks portray how the Celtics have started their season and how they intend to keep their top position. Jayson Tatum has continued to lead the team, with 30 points per game, while Marcus Smart has added 7.5 assists per game.

 

George’s Clippers Still Attempting to Rise

The Clippers have not been able to shine as they had initially intended before the season began. On the other hand, the team has also failed to descend to the bottom of the division or conference standings, hovering around the middle and keeping hopes high while aiming toward better performances.

The Clippers are now 2-3 in their last five games, and the team has yet to win more than three NBA games in a row. This fact has continued to pressure the Clippers as they try to aim higher.

For LA, Paul George has remained the most important man on offense. George is now leading the team with 23.6 points per game, while John Wall has also added 5.6 assists per game.

 

Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Clippers Odds Comparison

The Celtics are all set to continue dominating the division and conference standings. For Boston, the total has hit under in four of their last five games. As for Los Angeles, the total has hit over in six of their previous seven games.

 

  • DraftKings has the Celtics at -165 on a spread of -3, and the total is 225. 
  • FanDuel has the Celtics at -156 on a spread of -3, and the total is 225.5. 
  • Caesars has the Celtics at -165 on a spread of -3.5, and the total is 225.5.

 

Godds Pick or Prediction of the Game

The Celtics are now the top team in the league. With a 10-4 road record, they look more potent than they have throughout this stage. With an average of 120.3 points, 42.7 rebounds, and 26.7 assists per game, the Celtics have proven these numbers to be sufficient to be one of the best teams in the NBA. However, there is no question the Clippers have a challenge ahead in their home game tonight.

Godds Pick/Prediction: The Celtics win, and the under hits.