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Boston Celtics vs. New Orleans Pelicans 3/30/24 NBA Betting Picks

Boston Celtics vs. New Orleans Pelicans 3/30/24The Boston Celtics (57-15) are set to take on the New Orleans Pelicans (44-28) in a thrilling match up that promises to be a highlight of the weekend’s NBA action. With the Celtics holding one of the best records in the league and the Pelicans not far behind, this game is a crucial one for both teams as they look to secure their positions before the playoffs. The game is scheduled for Saturday, making it a must-watch for fans and bettors alike, especially for those looking for an NBA winning prediction.

When:Saturday, March 30, 2024, at 5:00 PM ET
Where:Smoothie King Center
Stream:NBA League Pass

Boston Celtics vs. New Orleans Pelicans 3/30/24
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The betting odds for this game are highly anticipated, with both teams having strong seasons. Although specific odds are yet to be determined, the performance and statistics of both teams will play a crucial role in setting the lines. Bettors should keep an eye on the odds as they are announced and consider the teams’ recent performances and head-to-head history.

Jayson Tatum (SF) vs. Zion Williamson (PF)

Jayson Tatum has shown that he belongs on this Celtics team by playing in all 67 games of the season while averaging 27.3 points per game. One of Boston’s most important players on the court is his rebounding, assisting and scoring skills. On the other hand, his 2.6 turnovers per game highlight that he can still focus on self-improvement in this regard. The defense played by the Pelicans will be exposed by Tatum’s low-key performance.

On the contrary, Zion Williamson not only helped the Pelicans out but also played a dynamic role while in their squad as well. After 61 games in which he’s averaged 22.7 points and 5.8 rebounds per game he’s got the stats. Zion’s diversity and strength will trouble the Celtics’ defense, but his turnover number form one of the opponents’ team’s tactical concerns.

While Tatum and Williamson will engage in a bout of offensive dominance on the court, their displays of supreme ability will nevertheless be mirrored and even exceeded by the others defensive strength. What could be the deciding factor in the game will be Tatum’s shooting plays and Williamson’s physicality and finished scores under the basket.

Celtics’ Statistical Superiority

The Boston Celtics is one on the team with the highest stats that includes 121.1 points averaged per game and approx. 48.6 field goal percentage. One of the main distinctions is, clearly, their 3-point shots and a low percentage of turnovers give a hint on their disciplined playing style. These are some of the elements which might bring an advantage of protecting the ball and building chances to score.

Pelicans’ Balanced Attack

The New Orleans Pelicans in contrast lose only 15.7 points per game, but they are leading in field goal percentage against 48.9%. The team’s power is not only in their consistent offensive output but also in their ability to force fouls which results in more free-throws for them. With that tactic, Miami was eventually in charge of the game because they managed to control the game pace.


Boston Celtics Betting Trends

Celtics are 4-1 in their last 5 games.
Boston Celtics are 3-2 in their last 5 games against the spread
Celtics are 18-16 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 4 of Celtics’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 17 of Celtics’ 35 last games at home

New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends

Pelicans are 3-2 in their last 5 games.
New Orleans Pelicans are 2-3 in their last 5 games against the spread
Pelicans are 20-16 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 2 of Pelicans’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 16 of Pelicans’ 34 last games at home


Boston Celtics

Al Horford C Is upgraded to probable Saturday vs New Orleans, Toe
Jaden Springer SG Is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs New Orleans, Knee
JD Davison PG Is OUT Saturday vs New Orleans, Ankle

New Orleans Pelicans

Brandon Ingram SF Is out indefinitely, Knee
Jose Alvarado PG Is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Boston, Hip
Dyson Daniels SF Is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Boston, Knee

Boston Celtics vs. New Orleans Pelicans Betting Picks

Given the teams two previous performances and trends, this game will possibly end up like it two previous encounters. The Celtics’ offensive might and defensive predicatableness could make them slight favorites, the Pelicans should not be written off by that because they can compete at a high level. The pendulum of the game will rest on a hairsbreadth.

The Celtics seem to be the better option, when considering their record as a team, as well as the role plays made by Tatum. Nevertheless, predicting on the total points to go OVER could also be profitable, in the light of the offensive aptitudes of the two teams. For those looking at the top sportsbook online, focusing on individual player performances like Tatum’s points or Williamson’s rebounds could offer value. Sign up today to make your NBA betting prediction!

Score Prediction: Celtics 115, Pelicans 110.