Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Clippers Betting Odds & Game Analysis | December 8

By Lester Mackay | December 8, 2021 3:37 AM

The Los Angeles Clippers (13-12) host the Boston Celtics (13-12) at Staples Center, starting at 10:30 PM ET on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. The Clippers are 3.5-point favorites in the game. The matchup’s point total is 212.5.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the NBA matchup between the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics in which the Celtics are currently the clear pick among bettors at regulated sportsbooks to claim victory.

Los Angeles Vs. Boston Moneyline Betting Action

Clippers vs Celtics Moneyline Action
Clippers Celtics
Bet % 34% 66%
Stake % 5% 95%

Clippers stats and betting info

Betting trends for Los Angeles

  • Los Angeles is 11-14-0 ATS this season.
  • The Clippers have a 5-9 record against the spread this season when favored by 3.5 points or more.
  • The teams have hit the over in 11 of Los Angeles’ 25 games with a set total.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents have hit the over on this game’s total (212.5 points) 12 times this season.
  • This season, the average total for Clippers games is 217.5 points, 5.0 more than the over/under of 212.5 points for this contest.
  • The Clippers have won 12 of the 20 games they were the moneyline favorite this season (60%).
  • Los Angeles is 8-7 (winning 53.3% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -146 or shorter.
  • The implied moneyline probability for this matchup gives the Clippers a 59.3% chance to win.

Key players for Los Angeles

  • Paul George: 25.0 PTS, 7.3 REB, 5.4 AST, 1.9 STL, 42.2 FG%, 31.8 3PT% (64-for-201)
  • Reggie Jackson: 17.2 PTS, 39.5 FG%, 32.9 3PT% (69-for-210)
  • Ivica Zubac: 10.0 PTS, 8.1 REB, 66.7 FG%
  • Eric Bledsoe: 9.1 PTS, 1.3 STL, 41.2 FG%, 26.4 3PT% (19-for-72)
  • Terance Mann: 9.5 PTS, 44.9 FG%, 33.8 3PT% (23-for-68)

Clippers Injuries: Nicolas Batum: Out (Health and Safety Protocols), Kawhi Leonard: Out (Right Knee), Jason Preston: Out (Foot)

Celtics stats and betting info

Betting trends for Boston

  • So far this season, Los Angeles has compiled an 11-14-0 record against the spread.
  • In games they have played as at least 3.5-point favorites this season, the Clippers are 5-9 against the spread.
  • Out of Los Angeles’ 25 games with a set total, 11 have hit the over (44%).
  • There have been 12 Boston games that have ended with a combined score over 212.5 points this season.
  • A difference of 0.8 points separates the average total points bet in Celtics’ games (213.3 points) and this matchup’s over/under (212.5 points).
  • This season, the Celtics have been the underdog 10 times and won three of those games.
  • Boston has a record of 1-4 when they’re set as an underdog of +121 or more by oddsmakers this season.
  • The Celtics have a 45.2% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.

Key players for Boston

  • Jayson Tatum: 25.5 PTS, 8.8 REB, 41.3 FG%, 33.5 3PT% (70-for-209)
  • Dennis Schroder: 17.5 PTS, 44.1 FG%, 34.8 3PT% (39-for-112)
  • Al Horford: 12.5 PTS, 8.2 REB, 1.7 BLK, 46.0 FG%, 30.4 3PT% (28-for-92)
  • Marcus Smart: 11.1 PTS, 5.5 AST, 2.1 STL, 39.6 FG%, 29.8 3PT% (34-for-114)
  • Robert Williams III: 9.3 PTS, 8.4 REB, 1.8 BLK, 74.7 FG%

Celtics Injuries: Jaylen Brown: Out (Hamstring)

Pick for Clippers vs. Celtics

Bet split data from regulated betting sites combined with our in-depth games analysis points to the Celtics being favored to win over the Clippers.

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