New Orleans Pelicans at Boston Celtics
Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 7:00 PM (TD Garden)
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The New Orleans Pelicans are on the road for a clash with the Boston Celtics. The Pelicans are (13-25), coming off a 123-108 win over Chicago Bulls. The Celtics are (25-11), after falling to the Philadelphia 76ers, 109-98.
In the Pelicans win over the Bulls, New Orleans was led throughout the game by Brandon Ingram. Ingram converted on 7 of 19 attempts from the floor, knocking down 11 foul shots, registering 29 points and 11 assists. The Pelicans shot 47% form the floor and 34% from 3-point range. The Pelicans were able to pull away, thanks to out scoring the Bulls, 26 to 12 from the charity stripe.
In the Celtics loss to the 76ers, Boston was guided offensively by Kemba Walker. Walker was 10 of 20 from the foul line, recording 26 points. The Celtics shot 43% from the floor and 39% from deep. Boston allowed Philadelphia to shoot 49% from the floor. The Celtics were out rebounded, 57 to 43. The Celtics led by 9 points after the 1st quarter and 7 points at the half. Boston saw its largest lead at 15 points, before giving way to Philadelphia.
Recent Betting Trends:
Pelicans are 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 games.
Pelicans are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games.
The over is 5-0 in Pelicans last 5 games.
Celtics are 20-14-2 ATS this season.
The under is 21-15 in Celtics games this year.
The Pelicans will be without Holiday in their Friday matchup and his status is undetermined for this game. New Orleans is giving up nearly 117 points per game, that ranks 28th. Boston is full of talent and will be able to expose the Pelicans defense. Boston has the 2nd best scoring defense, that should limit the injured Pelicans. Final score prediction, Celtics will win and cover, 114-104.