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Boston Celtics vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/11/23 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

New Orleans Pelicans (25-16) vs. Boston Celtics (29-12)
January 11, 2023 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Boston Celtics -9; Over/Under: +230
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The New Orleans Pelicans and Boston Celtics meet Wednesday in NBA action at the TD Garden. The New Orleans Pelicans have split their last 8 games. The Boston Celtics have won 7 of their last 9 games.

The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 117.4 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 113 points on 47 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 26 points and 7 rebounds, while Brandon Ingram is averaging 20.8 points and 5.1 rebounds. CJ McCollum is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.7 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game.

The Boston Celtics are averaging 118.5 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 112.6 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 30.8 points and 8.1 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 26.8 points and 3.3 assists. Malcolm Brogdon is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.

The Pelicans are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Celtics are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 10-4 in Pelicans last 14 overall. The under is 5-2 in Celtics last 7 home games. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

The Boston Celtics have found their footing in terms of results, but they’re winning their last 5 games by an average of just 0.6 points. The New Orleans Pelicans are down their top two players, but they continue to compete, and they actually win in the underdog role by an average of 0.6 points. The Celtics are 11-14 ATS when favorites of 5 or more points. Lot of buckets here. Give me the Pels.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: New Orleans Pelicans +9

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