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Boston Celtics versus LA Clippers Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 2-3-2013

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The 34-14 LA Clippers will continue their Grammy road trip as they face the 23-23 Boston Celtics in an NBA pro basketball game on Sunday afternoon. Tip off time from Boston is scheduled for 1PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA TV.

The NBA odds from this pro basketball game has the road team LA Clippers favored by -1 points with an over under line of 184 ½ points. There has been no movement in the side or total since the odds came out a few hours ago.

The Clippers are 14-9 on the road this season. The team had their two game win streak snapped on Friday in a 98-73 road defeat to the Toronto Raptors as a -4 point betting favorite. The game landed under 193 ½ points. LA has now lost five of seven games. The Clips are held to just 30 first half point and 45 after three quarters. LA shot a miserable 34.7% from the floor and 3 of 19 from three. The team allows Toronto nearly 47% shooting in defeat. Blake Griffin had 17 points and 9 rebounds in the loss. The Clippers continues to struggle for offense without Chris Paul in the lineup. LA Clippers has been held under 100 points in eight of their past nine games. Chris Paul is questionable with his kneecap bruise injury. Paul has missed the past six games.

The Celtics are 16-9 on their home court. After a six game losing streak the team has won three straight all at home with a notable win last Sunday in overtime against Miami. They come off the 97-84 home win on Thursday to the Orlando Magic as a -8 ½ point favorite. The total came in at under 190 ½ points. Boston held Orlando to just 35 first half points. They shoot 50% from the floor and limit the Magic to just 37.9% and 3 of 19 from three. Jeff Green came off the bench for Boston with 17 points and 4 assists on 8 of 14 shooting. The Celtic have held their past two opponents to an average of 82 ½ points a game. Boston is seventh in the NBA in scoring defense by allowing 96 points a game. They struggle from three hitting on 33% from beyond the arc ranking 28th in the NBA.