New Orleans Pelicans are looking to snap the 5-game home streak for the Boston Celtics as they visit the TD Garden tomorrow night.
The Pels are battling with injuries throughout the season and are now missing Brandon Ingram (toe) and Zion William (hamstring) for an extended period. They surprisingly emerged completely dominant over the Washington Wizards yesterday, their first win in DC since 2011, but facing the Celtics without their key players is certainly one of the worse scenarios that they might have faced this season.
The Celtics have won 5 straight games at home and all of their last three matches. They are greatly ahead not just in standing but also in terms of health. This could have been a match to look forward to if Ingram and Williamson will play as they will face another dynamic duo but it looks like the Celtics will just be battling against the spread tomorrow.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Boston Celtics Odds
|FanDuel Louisiana Odds||NO Pelicans||BOS Celtics|
|Point Spread||+10 (-110)||-10 (-110)|
|Total||O 229 (-110)||U 229 (-110)|
Note: NBA odds may change based on recent sports news like injuries and issues. Visit Louisiana online sportsbooks for a full list of betting markets.
Pels at Celtics Preview
The New Orleans Pelicans have begun to make their mark this season, going into their matchup with a 25-16 record. The team has proven to be competitive on offense, boasting the fourth-highest points per game this season with 117.4 and shooting 47.9% from the field, as well as 36.5% from beyond the arc, converting on 461 of 1,264 attempts. Additionally, New Orleans’s passing game has been impressive, earning 1,068 dimes (8th in the NBA).
Meanwhile, they are also taking care of things on defense by forcing an average of 15.9 turnovers a night and keeping opponents at 34.3% when it comes to 3-pointers. An amalgamation of these qualities has led to a 113 PPG allowed ranking (14th in basketball) which should continue to steer them forward during the remainder of the season.
The Boston Celtics have been enjoying a successful campaign this season, with a record of 29-12. The Celtics are having no issues committing fouls, averaging a total of 19 per game, yet contribute heavily to their winning efforts. They also provide additional support on the offensive end by scoring 4,858 points (118.5 per contest) and grabbing 44 boards each night out with 26.7 assists per game (6th in the league).
Boasting a shooting average of 47.8%, which ranks them 10th for offensive execution in the league, it is clear why the Celtics have been so successful this season. Defensively speaking, they would be considered one of the strongest performing teams with 112.6 points given up (13th in the league), an impressive 13.4 turnovers per night as well as allowing opponents to shoot 46.9% from the field (13th in basketball).