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2021 NBA Handicapping
(15-14) Boston Celtics vs. New Orleans Pelicans (12-17)
Date: Sunday, February 21st
Time: 3:30PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: Celtics -136 | Pelicans +130
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics -2.5
NBA Betting Total: O/U 232.5
Two exciting teams for the future meetup this Sunday with the Boston Celtics heading out on the road to take on the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center.
The Boston Celtics have been so inconsistent, as you feel when they are healthy they are able to take on almost any team in the league and on the other hand they lost back to back games against the Wizards and Pistons recently. The Boston Celtics certainly do have all the talent to make a run, but it does feel like they are still one piece away from being a real contender, although it would not be a major surprise to see them in the East finals, but it is tough to imagine this team beating the Lakers or Clippers in 7 games.
Jaylen Brown has been the true break-out star for the Celtics as he is almost averaging 27 points per game and he has been one of the few things about this Celtics team that has been consistent in 2021.
The biggest plus coming into this game for the Celtics is the fact that Kemba Walker just dropped 28 on the Atlanta Hawks in his first game back off of injury, so I would expect him to make important contributions in this game as well.
New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans had no answer for the Phoenix Suns’ offense last time out giving up 132 total points and the Suns were able to shoot 58% from the field. That was not a one time thing either, as the game before that they gave up 126 points against the Trailblazers and if they are unable to get things cleaned up on the defensive side of things the Boston Celtics have all the tools to make New Orleans pay.
It is a bit tough to put your finger on exactly what they are doing wrong, as they are not rebounding poorly, or being overly careless with the ball, so it is not an easy fix for Stan Van Gundy and the rest of the coaching staff.
In terms of the offensive side of things look for Zion, obviously, but it also would not surprise me if Lonzo Ball continues to put up good numbers even finding his stroke from deep against the Suns going 6 for 12 and if he can start making those types of contributions more consistently this Pelicans team could find themselves in the playoffs this year.
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Free Boston Celtics vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction:
I think the Boston Celtics getting Kemba Walker back is a big deal and I think he helps this team get over the line and cover the spread here against the Pelicans. I do not believe in the Pelicans defense, and simply believe the Boston Celtics are a more fundamentally sound team who should be able to get the job done here on the road.
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