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2022 NBA Handicapping
(16-27) New Orleans Pelicans vs. Boston Celtics (22-22)
Date: Moday, January 17th, 2022
Time: 12:30 PM EST
Venue: TD Garden
NBA Moneyline Odds: Pelicans +195 |Celtics -233 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Pelicans +5.5 / Celtics -5.5
NBA Betting Total: 217
The New Orleans Pelicans will be on the road to take on the Boston Celtics on Monday, January 17th.
The tip-off is set for 12:30 ET from TD Garden.
Boston started off as a 5 point favorite and that number is now up to 5.5. The total has gone from 217.5 to 217.
New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans have really not had that great of a season. One of their main issues has been consistency and it does not seem like that will change all that much.
This team has won three of their past fives games. It is not too often that in a span of multiple games, they have won more games than they have lost.
I do not feel the struggles of this team are all that surprising. I do not remember anyone saying they were going to play well this year, even the most optimistic of people.
Of course, it is hard to totally judge this team, as they have been without Zion Williamson. Having him out of the lineup is certainly a huge loss for them, but the good teams still figure out ways to make the adjustments.
New Orleans lost to the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday by a score of 120-105. That loss was pretty expected, frankly.
Defensively, they just did not play well enough in the last game. I get that it is hard to keep a powerful offense like the Nets in check, but you have got to play better than they did on Saturday.
The Celtics have certainly been a frustrating team. A lot of folks thought they would be playing better than they have and things have just not worked out for them.
Boston comes into this game with a record of 22-22, which puts them in 11th place in the Eastern Conference. Of course, they could still get a better seed, but they are going to have to start playing on a more consistent level.
This is a team that has a lot of talent, but they just are not playing up to their capabilities. There is no reason for a team like them to have a .500 record.
This team picked up a win over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday by a score of 114-112. That was a nice win for them over one of the best teams in basketball.
In the win over Chicago, Jayson Tatum had 23 points and 12 rebounds. Jaylen Brown also added in 19 points and 4 assists. When this team has it going, those two guys usually combine for impressive numbers.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- The Pelicans are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
- The Celtics are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.
- The Celtics are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Boston Celtics NBA Analysis:
After picking up a nice win over the Bulls, I am interested to see how the Celtics come out. They should have some confidence in this ball game.
New Orleans will have to play much better than they did in their last game or they will get similar results. Their main area of focus has to be on the defensive side of the ball.
This is a spot where Boston really has to take care of their business. It would not be a good look for them to allow New Orleans to come into their building and beat them.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pelicans ATS
The Celtics are the better team here and they should be able to win, but I am not sold on them covering. They just have not shown me enough this year.
The Pelicans may not be a great team, but they are often competitive in their games. I can see their offense keeping them in this game on Monday against Boston.
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