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Boston Celtics vs. New Orleans Pelicans

The Boston Celtics and the New Orleans Pelicans will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at New Orleans Arena.

Last time out for Boston, they were an 87-80 loser as they battled the Suns at home. The Celtics failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 167 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

New Orleans was a 111-103 loser in its last match at home against the Trail Blazers. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 214 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Boston:
Team record: 22-44 SU, 32-33-1 ATS
Current streak: lost 3 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 9 of last 10 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 6 games on the road

When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 6-4
After playing Phoenix are 8-2
After a loss are 3-7

New Orleans:
Team record: 26-39 SU, 27-33-5 ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 9 of last 10 games when playing Boston
is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games at home

When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Portland are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

Next up:
Boston at Dallas, Monday, March 17
New Orleans home to Toronto, Wednesday, March 19