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Boston Celtics vs. New Orleans Pelicans

January 29, 2024


The New Orleans Pelicans will travel to Boston, Massachusetts to face the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden with the game tipping off at 7:30 PM ET on Monday evening and will air on Bally Sports New Orleans.

New Orleans is in 7th place in the Western Conference with a record of 26-20, however, they have lost three of their last four games and are on a two-game losing streak following Saturday’s 117-141 blowout loss on the road against the Milwaukee Bucks. Despite the loss, the Pelicans remain one of the best defensive teams in the NBA this season as they are allowing the 10th fewest points per game with an average of 112.55 points allowed per game while also being a slightly above-average team offensively as they enter this game averaging 117.5 points per game which is above the league average of 115.58 points per game. Zion Williamson leads the team in scoring and is 2nd on the team in rebounds with an average of 21.9 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans will look to end their two-game losing streak when they travel to face the Boston Celtics.

The Boston Celtics have been the best team in the NBA for the majority of the season and enter this game with the league’s best record at 35-11, however, they are coming off a 96-115 loss at home against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday which also ended their three-game winning streak. Boston has been one of the top offensive and defensive teams in the NBA this season as they are averaging the 4th most points per game with an average of 120.8 points per game while allowing the 4th fewest points per game with an average of 110.6 points per game. 

Jayson Tatum has played a pivotal role in the success of the Celtics this season as he leads the team in scoring and rebounds with an average of 26.8 points and 8.4 rebounds per game while also being 3rd on the team in assists and steals with an average of 4.3 assists and 0.98 steals per game. The Boston Celtics will look to bounce back following the loss against the Clippers on Saturday at home when they host the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday evening.

BookMaker has the Boston Celtics listed as 8-point favorites at home against the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday evening. Boston has won seven of the last ten including the previous four meetings. The Celtics have covered the spread in seven of the last ten including the previous four games in the series. The New Orleans Pelicans are 25-20-1 ATS overall, 11-9-1 ATS on the road, and 12-8-1 ATS as an underdog this season while the Boston Celtics are 23-21-2 ATS overall, 13-9 ATS at home, and 22-20-2 ATS as a favorite on the year.

Boston has been the best team in the NBA this season while New Orleans has been a middle-of-the-pack team in the Western Conference and has won seven of the last ten including the last four against New Orleans. The Celtics have covered the spread in seven of the last ten including the previous four games in the series which is why I am laying the points with the Boston Celtics when they host the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday evening.

Spooky Express Pick: Boston Celtics -8