NBA Betting - Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Clippers Week 5
Los Angeles Clippers already have Paul George back, but his top figure, Kawhi Leonard, is in doubt due to a knee discomfort. On the other side, the Boston Celtics have won 10 of their last 11 games and want to establish themselves as the first place in the Eastern Conference. Let’s check the teams for the Celtics vs Clippers game for your NBA Betting.
Celtics vs Clippers NBA 2019 Week 5
Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers recovered star forward Paul George three games ago and wow he has been playing great basketball. George has averaged 29.3 points per game, 6.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and has been an immediate game changing player for the team.
It is a shame that we have not been able to see it with the other super star of the team, also forward Kawhi Leonard, who is still in doubt for the match against the Celtics due to a knee ailment.
Leonard has established himself as one of the best players on the planet, averaging 26.8 points per game is both an offensive and defensive force. He also leads the team with 8.9 rebounds per game and 6 assists. A complete player.
As you know, they have one of the deepest rosters in the NBA, with players like shooting guard Lou Williams, who averages 22 points per game being one of the best sixth men in the league (he has won the award the last two years)
The pivot, Montrezl Harrell, is another force for the Clippers, with 19 points per game added to 7.4 rebounds, brings a lot to the squad on both sides of the court.
The Clippers are favorites, although their record does not look so glamorous, they have not played with 100% players. We have not seen Paul George with Kawhi Leonard, which says that we have not seen the Clippers full power. Playing together, these two players are an unstoppable weapon.
At the beginning of 2019, the Celtics did not have a team that could competed for the top positions in the east. That is, their talent was enough to reach the postseason, not many saw them as champions of their conference or the NBA finals.
With players like the point guards Kyrie Irving and Terry Rozier, the pivots Al Horford and Aaron Baynes along with other pieces outside the team, the Celtics were in a position to reform their squad.
With the arrival of the all-star base Kemba Walker, they have seen an improvement in what leadership means from the Irving era in Boston, and leads the team with 23.8 points per game and 5.0 assists.
Coach Brad Stevens reformed his offense to turn around his two young promises, forward Jayson Tatum (20.2 points per game, team leader in rebounds with 6.5), guard Jaylen Brown, who with 19.5 points, 7.3 rebounds per game, creates trident with Walker really complete and fearsome.
Unfortunately for Boston, his sixth man, forward Gordon Hayward, suffered a new injury: the wrist was fractured, it will be out for the next two months.
Hayward gave 19 points per game from the bench, finding a superlative rhythm that made it all-star and led to Boston. Hayward’s career in the Celtics has been badly damaged by injuries, but the talent is there.
Marcus Smart is a crucial factor that provides both as a point or shooting guard in the team and with its momentum and great defensive talent always causes a good impact from the bench.
Celtics vs Clippers Game History
The Celtics are clearly superior in the record between the two, winning 88 games, against 42 by the Clippers in 130 games played. The last, however, was a win for Los Angeles, 140-115 in March.
General Information Celtics vs Clippers
- When?: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
- Time?: 9:00 PM
- Where?: Staples Center
- Celtics vs Clippers Live: NBA League Pass
Betting Lines for the Celtics vs Clippers Game
Celtics vs Clippers Prediction
Both franchises have great squads, but the Clippers’ current injuries are more sensible. That said, Doc Rivers team is local and Los Angeles should be favorite. In this case, however, the Celtics momentum may be enough to take a tight victory. Recommended NBA Betting, Boston Celtics win.