Pelicans vs. Celtics Prediction
In what should be a defensive struggle in Boston, the Celtics will host the Pelicans at 7:30PM ET tonight.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Celtics are 14.5-point home favorites versus the Pelicans, while the over/under is sitting at 208 points. Boston opened as a 14-point favorite before the line climbed a half-point, while the total opened at 207.5 before also climbing a half-point.
The under has cashed in five straight Pelicans' games and is 9-0 in their last nine games versus a team with a winning straight up record. The under is also 21-6 in their last 27 games when playing on back-to-back nights and is 7-1 in their last eight games when their starting five played a combined 160 minutes the night before.
The other side, the under is 10-1 in the Celtics' last 11 games coming off a win and has cashed in six of their last seven games overall. The under is also 7-2 in Boston's last nine home games and is 8-1 in the team's nine home games following a road trip of seven or more days.
The under is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings between these two teams in Boston as well and is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings overall between the Celtics and Pelicans.
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