The Boston Celtics (25-11) will be at home in TD Garden when they clash with the New Orleans Pelicans (14-25). The game begins at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.
New Orleans Pelicans at Boston Celtics ATS Odds
In the Pelicans’ last outing, they were victorious over the New York Knicks, 123-111, despite being 3-point underdogs. The Celtics, on the other hand, were defeated by the Philadelphia 76ers, 109-98, and were unable to cover as 1-point underdogs. The New Orleans game finished 10.5 points over the projected point total of 223.5, while the Boston game went 12 points under the projected point total of 219.
New Orleans launched 38 three pointers, making 18 of them (47.4 percent). New York, meanwhile, was just 5-27 (18.5 percent). Boston, meanwhile, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.511 vs. 0.551). Jayson Tatum played well for Boston, finishing with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Brandon Ingram, meanwhile was a key piece for New Orleans with 28 points, nine assists and six rebounds.
The Celtics dominated this series last year, winning both contests. In the last matchup, Boston won 113-100. Boston out-rebounded New Orleans. The Celtics had more offensive rebounds (14 vs. 6), defensive rebounds (37 vs. 33) and total rebounds (51 vs. 39). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.
Pelicans games have gone over the O/U total 52.6 percent of the time. New Orleans comes into the contest with records of 14-25 straight up (SU) and 16-19-3 against the spread (ATS).
Of the Celtics’ 36 games, 21 have finished under the projected point total. Additionally, Boston is 25-11 SU and 20-15-1 ATS.
Boston figures to have the edge on the offensive side of the ball. The Celtics rank eighth in offensive efficiency, while New Orleans ranks 24th in defensive efficiency.
New Orleans Pelicans at Boston Celtics Pick
Free Pick: SU Winner – Celtics, ATS Winner – Celtics, O/U – Over
- The Celtics rank 12th in rebounds per game (45.8) while the Pelicans rank 17th in rebounds allowed per game (46.1).
- Boston ranks third in points allowed in the paint per game (42.6) while New Orleans ranks 27th (51.5).
- The Celtics average 14.9 fast break points per game, which ranks seventh in the NBA. The Pelicans rank 24th in fast break points allowed per game (15.2).
- New Orleans ranks fifth in blocks allowed per game (4.3) while Boston ranks 20th (5.5).
- Boston averages 12.9 second chance points per game, which ranks 17th in the league. New Orleans ranks 23rd in second chance points allowed per game (13.7).
- The Celtics rank fourth in points off turnovers allowed per game (14.8) while the Pelicans rank 26th (18.7).
- The Pelicans average 38.8 three pointers per game, which ranks fifth in the NBA. The Celtics rank 17th in three pointers allowed per game (33.7).
- Boston ranks fourth in steals allowed per game (6.9) while New Orleans ranks 21st (7.9).
- In games where they allow under 100 points, New Orleans is 3-0 and Boston is 9-2.
- In games where they reach 100 points, the Pelicans are 14-22 and the Celtics are 24-5.
- Boston is 9-8 ATS at home, while New Orleans is 7-9-3 ATS on the road.
- The total has gone over in 10 of the Pelicans’ 19 road games, while 9 of the Celtics’ 17 home games have gone under.
- The Pelicans are 4-0-1 ATS over their last five games, while the Celtics are 1-4.
- In their last five games, New Orleans has 5 overs, while Boston has 3 unders and 2 overs.
- During their last five games, the Pelicans have scored an average of 120.4 points per game (7.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 117.0 points per game (0.5 above their season average).
- The Celtics have been outscored by an average of 4.2 points in their last five games. For the season, Boston has defeated opponents by an average of 6.2 points.