boston celtics 104 vs new orleans pelicans 92

ANALYSIS

The Celtics are currently riding a 7-game winning streak, have won 8 of their last 9, and the duo of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown has never looked quite this good. Tatum is averaging 31.9 points per game, 3rd in the league, while Brown is 15th averaging 25.4. Those are career highs for both players. The Thunder gave the Celtics a bit of a scare and came within 4 points of beating them on Monday night, but Boston kept their win streak alive, even though they failed to cover the spread for the first time in 5 games.

The Pelicans have been up and down this season so far. They haven’t won or lost more than 2 games in a row and they’ve been hovering around .500 without being able to pull away yet. Brandon Ingram has missed a couple games, Zion Williamson has missed a couple so far and might miss a couple more, but even when both players are on the court they’re still right around .500. They were able to beat up on the Rockets Saturday night with Williamson, Ingram, and McCollum combining for 55, but the Celtics will give them a tougher time in trying to build a winning streak

Before they face off on Friday night, the Celtics have the Hawks in Atlanta on Wednesday night and the Pelicans have a back to back at home against the Grizzlies and Bulls on Tuesday and Wednesday night. 

WHY BET ON THE boston celtics

The over has hit in 6 of the Celtics last 8 games which isn’t surprising as Boston is first in the league in scoring and 17th in opponent scoring. The Pelicans rank 6th in scoring, so this one could easily be a barn burner.

WHY BET ON THE new orleans pelicans

The Pelicans have failed to cover the spread in 5 of their last 7 games. If Zion Williamson has to miss time it will be even harder for them to keep games close. 

VS PAST MATCHUPS

Jan-29th
NOP
under
112
:
118
BOS
Jan-11th
NOP
under
114
:
125
BOS
Nov-18th
BOS
over
117
:
109
NOP
Jan-29th
BOS
over
107
:
97
NOP
Jan-16th
NOP
under
92
:
104
BOS
Mar-28th
NOP
over
115
:
109
BOS

BOS GAMES

IND
under
128
:
133
BOS
CLE
under
98
:
113
BOS
BOS
over
109
:
102
CLE
BOS
over
106
:
93
CLE
CLE
over
118
:
94
BOS

NOP GAMES

OKC
over
97
:
89
NOP
OKC
over
106
:
85
NOP
NOP
under
92
:
124
OKC
NOP
under
92
:
94
OKC
SAC
under
98
:
105
NOP

STATISTICS & RECORDS

AVG. per Game

team stats

AVG. per Game
Games
82
Total Games Played
82
Fouls
52
Tech Fouls
69
Minutes
241.8
AVG Minutes
240.3
Assists
26.9
AVG Assists
27
Points
120.6
Points
115.1
Rebounds
35.7
Avd Defensive Rebounds
33.6
Games
11
Total Games Played
4
Fouls
6
Tech Fouls
3
Minutes
242.3
AVG Minutes
240
Assists
23.4
AVG Assists
19.5
Points
110.4
Points
89.5
Rebounds
35
Avd Defensive Rebounds
33.3