Boston Celtics vs New Orleans Pelicans 2/21/2021 NBA Spread and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Boston Celtics vs New Orleans Pelicans 2/21/2021 – These are two underachieving teams from each conference that are very much underachieving this season. Both teams are looking to turn things around as the Boston Celtics take on the New Orleans Pelicans on the road this Sunday, February 21. It will be held inside the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana and it will be covered live on television by ABC Sports. Tip-off starts at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time and the online live stream can be seen through NBA League Pass. The Boston Celtics are still just above a winning record and they are picked by NBA Betting Covers to win against the home team New Orleans Pelicans.
Boston Celtics vs New Orleans Pelicans 2/21/2021
Boston Celtics vs New Orleans Pelicans 2/21/2021 Betting Odds
Boston Celtics Betting
The Boston Celtics are coming off from back-to-back games against the Atlanta Hawks in which they split it to a win and a loss. Their most recent game with them was an improvement winning by 12 points, 121-109. Kemba Walker led the team in scoring with 28 points along with six assists, five rebounds and five three-pointers. Not far away is Jayson Tatum providing all-around numbers once again with 25 points, eight rebounds, six assists, three blocks and a steal. Jaylen Brown and Tristan Thompson were able to contribute 17 points each while Daniel Theis had 14 points to sum up the starters scoring.
Players to watch: J. Tatum SF 24 GP 24 GS 35.3 MIN 25.8 PTS 0.6 OR 6.5 DR 7 REB 4.8 AST 1.3 STL 0.5 BLK 2.6 TO 1.9 PF 1.8 AST/TO 21.41 PER
J. Brown SG 27 GP 27 GS 33.4 MIN 25.6 PTS 1.1 OR 4.3 DR 5.5 REB 3.7 AST 1.2 STL 0.6 BLK 2.9 TO 2.9 PF 1.3 AST/TO 22.21 PER
K. Walker PG 14 GP 14 GS 28.4 MIN 17.2 PTS 0.5 OR 3.3 DR 3.8 REB 4.1 AST 1.2 STL 0.2 BLK 2.3 TO 1.4 PF 1.8 AST/TO 16 PER.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting
The New Orleans Pelicans are still looking for answers for their very disappointing season as they lost five of their last six games. They have sunk deeper into the standings with their 12-17 record to tie the Sacramento Kings. Their last two matches were losses to the Phoenix Suns and Portland Trail Blazers. Zion Williamson has been criticized for load managing at a very early point of his career. It seems that Coach Stan Van Gundy is already losing his magic whenever he holds a team in the NBA. It would seem that the bad start may jeopardize Brandon Ingram and Williamson’s bid for the NBA All-Star Game as well.
Players to Watch: Z. Williamson PF 28 GP 28 GS 32.5 MIN 25 PTS 2.4 OR 4.4 DR 6.7 REB 3.1 AST 1 STL 0.7 BLK 2.4 TO 2.5 PF 1.3 AST/TO 26.86 PER
B. Ingram SF 29 GP 29 GS 34.7 MIN 23.6 PTS 0.6 OR 4.7 DR 5.2 REB 4.8 AST 0.7 STL 0.9 BLK 2.4 TO 1.8 PF 2 AST/TO 20.57 PER
L. Ball PG 26 GP 26 GS 31.1 MIN 14.3 PTS 0.6 OR 3.6 DR 4.2 REB 5 AST 1.3 STL 0.5 BLK 2 TO 2.5 PF 2.5 AST/TO 15.11 PER.
Boston Celtics vs New Orleans Pelicans 2/21/2021 Betting Numbers
Boston are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games against New Orleans.
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Marcus Smart PG Calf is out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans
Steven Adams C Ankle missed last game, is “?” Sunday vs Boston
Boston Celtics vs New Orleans Pelicans Betting Picks
The New Orleans Pelicans are just too risky to pick as an upset look unlikely even if they are holding the home-court advantage. The Boston Celtics under Coach Brad Stevens have a more stable system as Online Betting gives them the edge in this game.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Celtics for this matchup is -162 while the home team Pelicans are +135.
ATS: 3.5 points is the spread in between with the Celtics having the -3.5 while the Pelicans are on the other end with +3.5.
TOTALs: It is 233 points as the total for this game with the Pelicans going under while the Celtics are the team over.
Score Prediction: 117 – 111, Celtics