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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Boston Celtics

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

The Pelicans were a 124-112 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Timberwolves. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (236) made winners of OVER bettors.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 94-82 loser as they battled the Bulls on the road. The Celtics failed to cover in the match as a 5-point underdog, while 176 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

New Orleans:
Team record: 14-16 SU, 13-15-2 ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of last 9 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston
is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 9 of last 13 games on the road

When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Indiana are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 1-9
After a loss are 5-5

Boston:
Team record: 13-19 SU, 15-17 ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of last 9 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 7 games when playing at home against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 9 games
is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against New Orleans

When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After playing Chicago are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Next up:
New Orleans at Indiana, Saturday, January 4
Boston at Oklahoma City, Sunday, January 5