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New Orleans Pelicans vs Boston Celtics Prediction 3-30-24 Picks

Boston Celtics (57-16) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (45-28)
March 30, 2024 5:00 pm EDT
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans +5; Over/Under: +224
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The Boston Celtics and New Orleans Pelicans meet Saturday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Celtics vs Pelicans prediction.

Boston Celtics Betting Preview

The Boston Celtics recently beat the Pistons and Bulls, while losing twice to the Hawks. The Boston Celtics are averaging 121.1 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 109.8 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 27.3 points and 8.2 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 23.3 points and 5.5 rebounds. Kristaps Porzingis is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick White is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 80.8 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game.

New Orleans Pelicans Betting Preview

The New Orleans Pelicans recently beat the Bucks and Pistons while losing to the Thunder. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 115.6 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 110.4 points on 46 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 22.8 points and 5.8 rebounds, while Brandon Ingram is averaging 20.9 points and 5.1 rebounds. CJ McCollum is the third double-digit scorer and Trey Murphy III is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.

Celtics vs Pelicans prediction

The Celtics should be favored because they’ve been the better, more consistent team this season. The Celtics are also healthy, while the Pelicans will be without Ingram and Alvarado. However, we just saw the Celtics lose back to back games to the Hawks as double-digit favorites. The Pelicans are still a talented team that’s fighting to stay out of the play-in tournament, and they’re 40-31-2 ATS on the season. With a 56.3 percent cover percentage, the Pelicans are a top-5 team profitable team in the NBA. Weird start time as well. I’ll grab the points with the Pelicans at home.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: New Orleans Pelicans +5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

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