Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Celtics vs Pelicans Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Boston Celtics taking on the New Orleans Pelicans Monday December 7 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Boston Celtics (11-9) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (5-15)
Date: Monday December 7th
Time:8:00 PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Pelicans -1
NBA Betting Total: 214
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The New Orleans Pelicans have endured a disappointing start to the season, but the team is beginning to turn things around, and while the wins haven’t been flowing the way they’d like, they’ve been able to put up a fight against quality opponents, particularly when playing at home.
On Monday night, they’ll host the Boson Celtics at the Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans knocked off the Cleveland Cavaliers by a score of 114-108 in overtime on Friday to put a halt to a four-game losing skid, limiting Cleveland to just three points in the extra session.
The Celtics dropped their last game to the San Antonio Spurs by a score of 108-105 on Saturday. A minor victory for the Celtics in that one, however, is that they now hold the distinction of being the first team to score 100 or more points against the Spurs this season.
Now they visit a Pelicans team that they swept last season, including a 104-98 victory in Louisiana on March 6. Isaiah Thomas scored a team-high 27 points in that one, including 14 points in the deciding fourth quarter.
New Orleans Pelicans:
The Pelicans got six of their nine points in the overtime session against the Cavaliers from star center Anthony Davis. He finished that contest against one of, if not the top teams in the Eastern Conference, with 31 points to go along with 12 rebounds.
The Pelicans have won three of their last four home games. In addition to knocking off the Cavaliers, the Pelicans also took down the mighty San Antonio Spurs by a score of 104-90 on Nov. 20. The team is averaging 110.1 points per game at home compared with 95.8 points per road game.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall.
- The Celtics are 21-7 ATS in their last 28 games played on a Monday.
- The Celtics are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 road games.
- The Pelicans are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against Eastern Conference opponents.
- The Pelicans are 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Pelicans have been able to get their season back on track of late, but the Celtics have been putting a fine season together all year long, beginning with the first time the ball was thrown up on their season.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Celtics +1
Boston is just a more reliable wager right now, given the Jekyl and Hyde nature of the Pelicans’ season. The Celtics have shown an ability to score the basketball against any opponent, so they’ll be able to keep up with New Orleans, even on the road.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Celtics 103 – Pelicans 101
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