Another great win for us with our last NBA betting pick on Friday, with the Pistons taking care of business against the lowly Bulls. That win made it eight from our last 10 picks, which has led to an extremely profitable two weeks for our followers. We now shift our focus to the six game slate on Monday and look to keep the good times rolling. Good luck to everyone following!
NBA Monday March 11th
Boston Celtics @ Los Angeles Clippers (9:30pm ET)
Our best bet from the six games being played on Monday comes from the intriguing battle that sees the Boston Celtics travel to LA to take on the Los Angeles Clippers. This game is the last of the six games on Monday, with tip off scheduled for 9:30pm (Eastern Time) at the famous Staples Center.
Last time they played
These teams faced each other over a month ago on February 9th at the TD Garden in Boston. On that day, the Celtics opened up a huge 23-point lead at quarter time on the back of a big opening term by Kyrie Irving. However, he then went down with an injury after played just 14 minutes, which seemed to completely change the momentum of the game. The Clippers ended up coming back from 21 points down at half time to secure an 11-point road win (123-112). Keep in mind that this game was played before a whole host of roster changes were made by the Clippers before the trade deadline.
The Celtics look to have finally turned things around and play together like the team we all thought they’d be this season. They find themselves on a nice little three game winning streak, which was sparked by that emphatic road win against the Warriors just under a week ago. They’ve since taken care of both the Kings and the Lakers on the road and will continue this impressive road trip in LA on Monday. This recent stretch by the Celtics has improved their record to 41-25, which has them in fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings, and just one game behind the Sixers in third.
Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers, on the other hand, continue to surprise everyone with their ability to win games with their limited roster. Their most recent outing was an impressive eight point win (118-110) against the Thunder at home, which was their fourth win on the spin. Their recent success has all but guaranteed a playoff spot for the Doc Rivers coached Clippers, who have put together a 38-29 record that has them four games clear of the ninth placed Kings.
Although the Clippers have put together a really successful season thus far, we believe the Celtics have now turned the corner and are ready to be the powerhouse team we expected them to be. They’ve put together three impressive road wins in a row without spending a whole lot of energy thanks to a few blowouts. We’re more than happy to back them in against a Clipper unit that they have a significant talent advantage over.