Celtics vs. Pelicans - 4/6/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (29-48) at Boston Celtics (45-32)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -14 -- Over/Under: 207.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, CSNN
The New Orleans Pelicans and Boston Celtics meet Wednesday night at the TD Garden.
The New Orleans Pelicans could use a win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 102.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 106 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Tim Frazier is averaging 13 points and 5.2 assists while Toney Douglas is averaging 7.7 points and 2.1 rebounds. Luke Babbitt is grabbing 2.8 rebounds and Bryce Dejean-Jones is dishing 1.1 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost six of their last eight road games.
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The Boston Celtics look for another win after winning six of their last eight games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 105.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 102.4 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 22.3 points and 6.3 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 15.2 points and 2.8 rebounds. Jae Crowder is grabbing 5.2 rebounds and Evan Turner is dishing 4.4 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won 10 of their last 12 home games.
The Pelicans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Celtics are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest. The underdog is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Celtics are a great defensive team, and the Pelicans have rested all of their key players for the rest of the season. Boston should have little trouble holding New Orleans under 90 points. So, instead of playing with the big line, I'm taking the under.