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Boston Celtics vs. New Orleans Pelicans – NBA – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The Boston Celtics (22-22) are favored (by 5.5 points) to continue a three-game home winning streak when they host the New Orleans Pelicans (16-27) on Monday, January 17, 2022 at 12:30 PM ET. The matchup has an over/under of 216.5.

Celtics vs. Pelicans Predictions

Celtics vs. Pelicans Betting Odds

Celtics vs Pelicans Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Celtics -5.5 216.5 points

Celtics vs. Pelicans Last 10 Games

  • Boston has a 6-4 record straight-up in its last 10 contests, while covering the spread three times in those games.
  • Boston and its opponents have hit the over in six of those 10 games.
  • The last 10 Celtics games averaged 212.1 total points, 4.4 fewer points than this matchup’s over/under.
  • Over their last 10 games, the Celtics have a points-per-game average 2.2 points below their season-long scoring average.
  • New Orleans covered the spread five times in its past 10 contests while putting up a 4-6 record straight-up in those games.
  • The final scores of the past 10 New Orleans games have surpassed the set total five times.
  • The Pelicans’ past 10 outings have ended with an average of 220.0 points scored. That’s 3.5 more points than this contest’s over/under.
  • During their last 10 games, the Pelicans have a 109.5 points-per-game average, 3.6 points above their season-long scoring average.

Celtics vs. Pelicans Betting Trends

  • Boston has covered the spread 21 times this season (21-22-1).
  • In games this season when favored by 5.5 points or more, the Celtics have gone 7-7 against the spread.
  • Boston games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under 20 times this season.
  • The Celtics make 44.6% of their shots from the field this season, which is 2.3 percentage points lower than the Pelicans have allowed to their opponents (46.9%).
  • Boston has an 11-3-1 record against the spread and a 10-5 straight-up record in games it shoots better than 46.9% from the field.
  • New Orleans has registered a 20-23-0 record against the spread this year.
  • In games they have played as 5.5-point underdogs or more, the Pelicans have an ATS record of 8-12.
  • New Orleans games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under 19 times this year.
  • The Pelicans are shooting 43.7% from the field, 0.4% lower than the 44.1% the Celtics’ opponents have shot this season.
  • This season, New Orleans has a 12-5 record against the spread and a 10-7 record overall in games the team collectively shoots higher than 44.1% from the field.

Celtics vs. Pelicans Over/Under Trends

  • Boston and its opponents have hit the over on this game’s total (216.5 points) 20 times this season.
  • A total of 18 of New Orleans’ games ended with a combined score over 216.5 points this season.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 213.6 points per game, 2.9 points fewer than the point total of 216.5 for this game.
  • This game’s total is 0.3 fewer points than the 216.2 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020.
  • This season the average total for Celtics games is 213.4 points, 3.1 fewer than the over/under of 216.5 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this matchup is 0.2 points fewer than the average over/under in Pelicans’ games this season (216.7 points).

Celtics Team Leaders

  • Jayson Tatum: 25.5 PTS, 8.6 REB, 41.7 FG%, 32.7 3PT% (109-for-333)
  • Jaylen Brown: 24.2 PTS, 1.2 STL, 45.9 FG%, 36.7 3PT% (84-for-229)
  • Marcus Smart: 11.6 PTS, 5.3 AST, 1.9 STL, 39.3 FG%, 30.4 3PT% (55-for-181)
  • Robert Williams III: 10.0 PTS, 9.2 REB, 2.1 BLK, 74.4 FG%
  • Al Horford: 10.7 PTS, 7.4 REB, 1.4 BLK, 43.9 FG%, 28.1 3PT% (41-for-146)

Pelicans Team Leaders

  • Jonas Valanciunas: 18.3 PTS, 12.0 REB, 52.1 FG%, 43.0 3PT% (40-for-93)
  • Brandon Ingram: 22.9 PTS, 5.2 AST, 44.7 FG%, 35.0 3PT% (57-for-163)
  • Josh Hart: 13.1 PTS, 7.5 REB, 51.3 FG%, 34.0 3PT% (35-for-103)
  • Devonte’ Graham: 13.8 PTS, 37.0 FG%, 35.5 3PT% (120-for-338)
  • Nickeil Alexander-Walker: 12.9 PTS, 37.1 FG%, 30.9 3PT% (80-for-259)

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