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Boston Celtics vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/26/2020 Odds Picks and Previews

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Boston Celtics vs New Orleans Pelicans 1-26-2020 Odds Picks and Previews

Boston Celtics vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/26/2020 – The Boston Celtics are rolling with a three-game winning streak and hope to continue that heading to the west battling the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday, January 26 at 6:00 pm Eastern Time. The game will be featured live on ESPN at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana while NBA League Pass subscribers can also enjoy the game online through live streaming. Zion Williamson has yet to taste a victory in the NBA but his team is considered the underdogs by NBA Bracket Betting against the Celtics.

Boston Celtics vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/26/2020

When: January 26, 2020 6:00 PM ET
Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
TV: ESPN
Stream: NBA League Pass / SofaScore

Boston Celtics vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/26/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Boston Celtics -1 (-108) 228.5 o (-110) -125

New Orleans Pelicans
+1 (-108) 228.5 u (-110) +105
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Boston Celtics Betting

The Boston Celtics had a convincing win against the Orlando Magic, 98-91, on the road. Kemba Walker had 35 points, five rebounds and five assists to lead the team’s offensive charge. Gordon Hayward had a double-double with 19 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and two steals. Daniel Thies came out huge in the end to keep the Magic at bay and he finished with 12 points. Marcus Smart had a tough night as he shot 2-of-11 from the floor to end with 5 points. This team played without Jayson Tatum and the Pelicans have new profound energy having Zion Williamson on the floor and expect them to be fighting against a very noisy crowd in New Orleans.

Players to watch: K. Walker PG 39 GP 39 GS 31.8 MIN 22.1 PTS 0.8 OR 3.2 DR 3.9 REB 5 AST 1 STL 0.6 BLK 2.2 TO 1.5 PF 2.3 AST/TO 22.39 PER

J. Tatum PF 42 GP 42 GS 34 MIN 21.5 PTS 1 OR 5.9 DR 6.9 REB 2.9 AST 1.4 STL 0.8 BLK 2.1 TO 2 PF 1.3 AST/TO 18.61 PER

G. Hayward SF 28 GP 28 GS 32.1 MIN 16.3 PTS 0.9 OR 5.2 DR 6.1 REB 4.1 AST 0.8 STL 0.4 BLK 1.8 TO 1.8 PF 2.4 AST/TO 18.07 PER

New Orleans Pelicans Betting

The Pelicans have yet to win with Zion Williamson on the team as they lost to the Denver Nuggets by 7 points. The rookie logged in almost 21 minutes and had 15 points, six rebounds a steal and a block. JJ Reddick came off the bench to lead the team with 18 points and shot down five triples. Josh Hart had a good night as well with a double-double of 15 points and 15 rebounds. Brandon Ingram and Jrue Holiday were shooting really bad for this game doing below 30% and it is one huge factor why they lost. Against the Celtics, they need to be intelligent with their shots and going up against a smart team led by Brad Stevens, every mistake they make will be paid for.

Players to Watch: B. Ingram SF 41 GP 41 GS 34.6 MIN 25.2 PTS 0.9 OR 5.6 DR 6.5 REB 4.3 AST 0.9 STL 0.8 BLK 3 TO 3 PF 1.4 AST/TO 20.71 PER

J. Holiday SG 37 GP 37 GS 35.6 MIN 19.6 PTS 1.3 OR 3.5 DR 4.8 REB 6.4 AST 1.7 STL 0.8 BLK 3 TO 2.2 PF 2.1 AST/TO 16.68 PER

Z. Williamson SF 2 GP 2 GS 19.5 MIN 18.5 PTS 1.5 OR 5 DR 6.5 REB 1.5 AST 0.5 STL 0.5 BLK 3 TO 1 PF 0.5 AST/TO 31.95 PER

Boston Celtics vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/26/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Boston Celtics

Boston are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games.
Boston are 13-7 SU in their last 20 games.
Boston are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games against New Orleans.
Celtics are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games against New Orleans.
Boston are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games on the road.
Boston are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games when playing on the road against New Orleans.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Boston are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Southwest division.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games played in January.

New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games.
The total has gone OVER in 11 of New Orleans’ last 13 games.
Their total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans’ last 6 games against Boston.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Orleans’ last 7 games at home.
New Orleans are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games when playing at home against Boston.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Orleans’ last 10 games this season.
New Orleans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Pelicans are 1-13 SU in their last 14 games against an opponent in the Atlantic division.
New Orleans are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games played on a Sunday.

Injuries

Boston Celtics

Enes Kanter C Foot is OUT Sunday vs New Orleans
Marcus Smart PG Hand is probable Sunday vs New Orleans
Jaylen Brown SF Ankle is “?” Sunday vs New Orleans
Jayson Tatum SF Groin is “?” Sunday vs New Orleans

New Orleans Pelicans

Jrue Holiday PG Knee is probable Sunday vs Boston

Head-to-Head
Boston Celtics New Orleans Pelicans
26-17 Against the Spread 21-22
20-23 Straight Up 26-20
112 Points per Game 114
105 Points Allowed per Game 117
46.06 Offensive FG% 45.42
80.15 Offensive FT% 73.81
35.7 Offensive 3PT% 36.98
44.56 Defensive FG% 46.81
74.13 Defensive FT% 79.03
34.59 Defensive 3PT% 36.62

Boston Celtics vs New Orleans Pelicans Betting Picks

While the Pelicans are still figuring out a way to win and insert Zion Williamson in the picture, the Celtics look to capitalize and Best Sports Book Online sees Boston taking the victory on the road. There is a slim chance for the Pelicans here with Jayson Tatum questionable to play for this game.

Moneyline: The ML given to the Pelicans if they win at home is +105 while the Celtics are at -125.

ATS: It is a very thin line of one point between the Celtics and the Pelicans. It is the New Orleans at +1 while Boston is on the short end with -1.

TOTALs: The total for this game predicted to reach 228.5 with the Celtics going over while the Pelicans are under.

Score Prediction: 116 – 112 Celtics