Pelicans vs. Celtics - 12/7/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (11-9) at New Orleans Pelicans (5-15)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -1 -- Over/Under: 209.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, CSNN, FSN
The Boston Celtics and New Orleans Pelicans meet Monday night at the Smoothie King Center.
The Boston Celtics look for a big road victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 102.8 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 98 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 21 points and 6.4 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 16.4 points and 2.5 rebounds. Jared Sullinger is grabbing 8.9 rebounds and Jae Crowder is dishing 2.2 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are shooting 35.9 percent from deep in their last five games and have topped 100 points in four of those contests. The Boston Celtics have lost four of their last six road games. David Lee is questionable with a heel injury.
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The New Orleans Pelicans look for another victory after splitting their last eight games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 102.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 109 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 24.2 points and 10.9 rebounds while Ryan Anderson is averaging 18.1 points and 6.9 rebounds. Tyreke Evans is dishing 9.3 assists and Ish Smith is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans have allowed 100-plus points in each of their last seven games. Four of the New Orleans Pelicans five wins have come at home.
The Celtics are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pelicans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Celtics are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Pelicans are as healthy as they've been all season, which is why they're starting to win games. Hard to trust the Celtics away from Boston, as they've lost four of thier last six road games. I like the healthy Pelicans at home in a toss up.