Clippers vs. Celtics Pick

NBA Predictions: Several reasons why Celtics will cover vs. Clippers 2/14/18

Are the Boston Celtics going to cover the spread at home tonight when they battle the Los Angeles Clippers at 8PM ET?

According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Celtics are listed as a 5.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 212 points. The total and the over-under have remained intact since they opened overnight.

Bet Tonight's NBA Action

As of Wednesday afternoon, 76 percent of public bets have come in on the Celtics to cover the spread. Online wager info also shows that 54 percent of bets are also coming in on the over.

Boston won the first meeting this season by a score of 113-102, which came before the Clippers dealt away Blake Griffin and changed the structure of their roster. But LA has actually looked pretty darn good since the trade, having won four of five straight up and also going 3-2 ATS. The under has been a huge money play for bettors on Clippers games as eight straight times they have failed to reach the total. As for Boston, it has lost two in a row and is coming off a lopsided 121-99 home defeat to the retooled Cavaliers. The Celtics have failed to cover in three of their last four games, but that was on the heels of a stretch where they covered six straight games. The series is tied 5-5 in the last 10 meetings, while the over has gone 5-4-1.

This is Los Angeles' fourth game on this road trip and while they have been impressive lately, fatigue does wear in. Boston is going to be ultra focused on bouncing back after its last two home flops. I am betting on Boston to win decisively tonight.

NBA DAILY PREDICTION: BOSTON CELTICS -5.5

Need More winners against the spread? Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. Instant Access here.

Loading...

NBA Headlines

NBA Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Heat vs. Trail Blazers NBA Prediction The Heat are 1-point road favorites on Sunday night in Portland where they’ll take on the Trail Blazers at 10:00 p.m. ET. Is Miami a poor bet to win tonight or is...
Thumbnail Celtics vs. Nuggets NBA Prediction The red-hot Nuggets will look to add to their win column when they host the Celtics at 3:00 p.m. ET on Sunday. Will they cover as a 7-point home favorite or is...
Thumbnail Rockets vs. Warriors NBA Prediction The Rockets have lost eight of their last 10 games but so has their opponent on Saturday night, the Warriors. Is Houston a good bet to cover as a 9-point road dog...
Thumbnail Lakers vs. Nets NBA Prediction The under has been profitable in previous meetings between the Lakers and Nets but will tonight’s matchup in Brooklyn turn into a relatively low-scoring game for...
Thumbnail 76ers vs. Pelicans NBA Prediction The Pelicans are 7.5-point home underdogs on Friday night versus the 76ers at 8:00 p.m. ET. Will New Orleans at least cover as a home dog or is there a better bet...