Boston Celtics vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 11 (1/11): NBA

Boston Celtics vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 11 (1/11): NBA

 

Odds

Time 7:30 p.m. EST
Celtics money line -400
Celtics spread -8.5 (-110)
Pelicans money line +345
Pelicans spread +8.5 (-110)
Over / under 231

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Boston Celtics New Orleans Pelicans
Record 29-12 25-16
Home / road record 16-5 8-11
Streak W3 W1
Points per game 118.00 117.00
Points allowed per game 112.00 113.00
Rebounds per game 43.00 45.00
Rebounds allowed per game 44.00 41.00
Over / under record 20-20-1 24-17
 

Preview

The Boston Celtics continue at home and will host the New Orleans Pelicans at the TD Garden on Wednesday night. These teams already faced each earlier this season and the Celtics won 117-109 on the road and covered the spread as -3 points favorites.  

 

Boston Celtics

The Celtics get here with a 29-12 record overall and are 16-5 at home ranking 1st in the Atlantic division. The Celtics have gone 17-8 against Eastern Conference opponents. Boston averages 118.1 points and has outscored opponents by 5.9 points per game.

Tatum is averaging 30.8 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.2 assists for the Celtics. Jaylen Brown is averaging 2.6 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Boston.

In their last 10 games, the Celtics are 7-3, averaging 119.4 points, 47.2 rebounds, 28.0 assists, 6.6 steals and 5.9 blocks per game while shooting 46.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.9 points per game.

New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans get here with a 25-16 record overall and 8-11 in road games ranking 2nd in the Southwest. New Orleans ranks fifth in the Western Conference with 33.7 defensive rebounds per game led by Jonas Valanciunas averaging 6.8.

CJ McCollum is averaging 20.8 points and 5.8 assists for the Pelicans. Zion Williamson is averaging 19.2 points over the last 10 games for New Orleans.

In their last 10 games the Pelicans are 6-4, averaging 116.9 points, 47.3 rebounds, 23.4 assists, 8.5 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 46.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.3 points.

 

BETTING TRENDS

New Orleans are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.

New Orleans are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games against Boston.

New Orleans are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games against Boston.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Orleans' last 7 games on the road.

New Orleans are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Boston.

Boston are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.

Boston are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games against New Orleans.

Boston are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Celtics have been on fire lately as they have won 7 of their last 9 games and 6 straight games at home. Marcus Smart and Robert Williams are questionable so you might wait for the injury update before pulling the trigger on this one. The Pelicans have lost 4 of their last 6 games and even as they destroyed the Wizards in their last game on the road the Celtics are a whole different team. New Orleans will be again without Zion, Ingram and Jones for this game and facing the best team in the Eastern Conference won't be easy without them. I'm going with the Celtics at home to win and cover the spread.

 

PICK: Celtics -8.5 (-110)

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