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New Orleans Pelicans vs Boston Celtics 01/11/2020 NBA Spread and Picks

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New Orleans Pelicans vs Boston Celtics 01-11-2020 NBA Spread and Picks

New Orleans Pelicans vs Boston Celtics 01/11/2020 – The New Orleans Pelicans and the Boston Celtics will meet for the first time this season on Friday at the TD Garden. The Pelicans are currently the bottom team in the Southwest Division with a 14-25 slate but had won back-to-back games. The Celtics, on the other hand, suffered three straight losses and are hungry for a momentum-changing win. Best online sportsbooks set the spread at 8.5 points with the Celtics coming in as the home favorites.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Boston Celtics 01/11/2020

When: January 11, 2020 7:00 PM ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
TV: NBSB
Stream: SofaScore, NBA League Pass

New Orleans Pelicans vs Boston Celtics 01/11/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
New Orleans Pelicans +8.5 (-108) 225 o (-110) +350

Boston Celtics
-8.5 (-108) 225 u (-110) -450
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New Orleans Pelicans Betting

The New Orleans Pelicans are one of the best offensive teams in the league (113.1 points), but they are allowing opponents to score too many points (116.7 points allowed). Their defense has been the biggest issue for this young team. However, in the game against the Celtics, it is their offense that will be tested since they will be facing the No.1 defensive team in the NBA at 104.3 points allowed per game.

Players to watch: Brandon Ingram (25.3 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 4.1 APG)

Jrue Holiday (19.6 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 6.5 APG)

J.J. Redick (15.8 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 2.0 APG)

Boston Celtics Betting

The Boston Celtics’ recent setbacks are wakeup calls for Brad Stevens and his guys to improve their offense. Teams are beginning to predict their plays, so a change of scheme has become a necessity. Thankfully, Stevens is one of the best innovators in the game today. They should be just fine against the Pelicans unless another offensive meltdown takes place.

Players to watch: Kemba Walker (22.0 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 5.2 APG)

Jayson Tatum (20.9 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 2.8 APG)

Jaylen Brown (20.5 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 2.3 APG)

New Orleans Pelicans vs Boston Celtics 01/11/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans are 8-0-1 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Orleans’ last 6 games.
New Orleans are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games.
New Orleans are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games against Boston.
Pelicans are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games against Boston.
New Orleans are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
New Orleans are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans’ last 5 games this season.
New Orleans are 4-16 SU in their last 20 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
New Orleans are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games against an opponent in the Atlantic division.

Boston Celtics

Boston are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston’s last 7 games.
Boston are 12-6 SU in their last 18 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Boston’s last 20 games against New Orleans.
Boston are 14-3 SU in their last 17 games at home.
Celtics are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against New Orleans.
Boston are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston’s last 9 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Boston’s last 18 games against an opponent in the Southwest division.
Boston are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played in January.

Injuries

New Orleans Pelicans

JJ Redick SG Hamstring is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Boston
Jrue Holiday PG Elbow is doubtful Saturday vs Boston
Derrick Favors PF Hamstring left last game, is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Boston
Zion Williamson PF Knee is out indefinitely

Boston Celtics

No Injuries

Head-to-Head
New Orleans Pelicans Boston Celtics
16-19 Against the Spread 20-15
20-18 Straight Up 15-21
113 Points per Game 110
116 Points Allowed per Game 104
44.89 Offensive FG% 45.4
74.24 Offensive FT% 80.43
36.59 Offensive 3PT% 35.1
46.7 Defensive FG% 44.16
79.18 Defensive FT% 74.25
36.99 Defensive 3PT% 34.41

New Orleans Pelicans vs Boston Celtics Betting Picks

The Pelicans have been a winning basketball team as of late, winning seven of their last 10 games. The Celtics, who are the NBA Moneyline and NBA spread favorites vs New Orleans, have dropped their last three games and look very vulnerable entering Saturday’s ballgame.

Moneyline: The Celtics are having another tough stretch, losing to a couple of sub. 500 teams (Wizards and the Spurs) and their elite Atlantic Division rivals (the Sixers). However, this shouldn’t be a cause of concern for bettors who picked them in NBA future betting. Every elite team faces these bumps once and a while. Although the Pelicans are playing really well, playing at TD Garden would help the Celtics snap this losing skid.

ATS: The Pelicans covered the spread in their last four games. I have a good feeling they will play hard against the Celtics once more, keeping the score tight until the final second. New Orleans will cover the 8-point spread.

TOTALs: The totals opened at 225 points. Although the Pelicans’ offense has been blowing up lately, I can see the Celtics defense to really make things harder for the visiting team. Expect Boston to hold New Orleans between 90s and lower 100s. I pick UNDER.

Score Prediction: 110 – 105 Celtics