Above all this was supposed to be a transformative year for the New Orleans Pelicans franchise. New Orleans won the ultimate lottery last spring when they ended up with the top NBA draft pick. Videos of the Pelicans staff going berserk upon learning that they would have dibs on Zion Williamson became viral. But Williamson has been sidelined nearly all season with a knee injury. Which has meant a last-place standing for the Pelicans. By contrast, the Celtics have rebounded to be one of the top teams for betting on NBA games. The tough defense has paved Boston’s way.
Boston Celtics vs. New Orleans Pelicans
|Date and Time:||Sunday, January 26, 2020, 6 p.m. Eastern|
|Location:||Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Celtics vs. Pelicans TV Coverage:||ESPN|
|Celtics vs. Pelicans NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Boston Celtics vs. New Orleans Pelicans Overview
New Orleans has a sportsbook record of 17-27 straight up, 22-20-2 vs. the line and 25-19 over the total. Late on the Pelicans have been working overtime in the cashier’s cage. To illuminate they have covered the spread in eight of their last 10 games. Nine of their last 10 have gone over the total. New Orleans has NBA metrics of fifth for scoring offense and 29th for points allowed.
Now Boston has covered four of their last six games. Six of their last eight have gone over the total. As a result, the Celtics are 28-14 straight up, 24-16-2 against the spread with 20-22 under the total. Boston is 11th in the NBA for scoring and fourth for points allowed.
Key Celtics: PG Kemba Walker (probable knee) (22.1 PTS, 4.0 REB, 5.0 AST, 44.6 FGPCT, 39.0 3PPCT, 86.6 FTPCT), PF Jayson Tatum (21.5 PTS, 6.9 REB, 2.8 AST, 43.4 FGPCT, 36.4 3PPCT, 84.0 FTPCT), SG Jaylen Brown (questionable knee) (20 PTS, 6.8 REB, 2.4 AST, 49.1 FGPCT, 39.1 3PPCT, 75.2 FGPCT)
Key Pelicans: SF Brandon Ingram (25.6 PTS, 6.7 REB, 4.4 AST, 47.7 FGPCT, 29.9 3PPCT, 85.8 FTPCT), SG Jrue Holiday (probable elbow) (20.1 PTS, 4.9 REB, 6.3 AST, 44.4 FGPCT, 35.9 3PPCT, 72.3 FTPCT), SG JJ Redick (probable hamstring) (15.6 PTS, 2.8 REB, 1.9 AST, 44.8 FGPCT, 46.0 3PPCT, 89.3 FTPCT)
Boston and New Orleans vs. The Spread
The Celtics are:
- 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 away games
- 6-4 over the total on the road
- 9-4-1 on the board as a favorite
- 3-6 under the total when laying points
- 4-2 vs. the board in their last six games at New Orleans
- 4-7 under the total in away games vs. the Pelicans
The Pelicans are:
- 10-6 against the spread in their last 16 home games
- 6-2-1 over the total at Smoothie King Center
- 7-1-1 vs. the odds as an underdog
- 8-4 over the total when getting points
- 4-9 on the board in the last 13 meetings with the Celtics
- 4-2 over the total in their head to head series with Boston
Boston Celtics vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA games Betting Odds Picks
In this situation, the Celtics defense gives them a decided betting on NBA Games Advantage. As was previously noted Boston has consistently gotten the money against New Orleans in this head to head series. Conversely, the Pelicans’ lack of defense has been a drag all season.
Celtics vs. Pelicans NBA Betting Online Pick: Boston Celtics
Celtics vs. Pelicans NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Celtics 109, Pelicans 89