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Boston Celtics vs New Orleans Pelicans Betting Preview, Odds and Pick

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Saturday when the Pelicans of New Orleans hit the hard court against the Celtics of Boston.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Boston Celtics as -8.5-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 211.5 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 108-101 win for the Celtics on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Boston Celtics Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New Orleans Pelicans will try to spoil the party on Saturday; they are 17-19-1 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Boston Celtics are 20-15-1 ATS. New Orleans is 17-20 vs the betting total points scored; Boston is 18-18. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs New Orleans injuries news.

The Boston Celtics sit at No. 7 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the New Orleans Pelicans are at No. 26 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Boston's No. 8-ranked offense averaging 106.5 PPG, against a New Orleans Pelicans defense that ranks No. 19 at 105.32 PPG. The Boston Celtics field goal percentage has averaged 45.19% so far, more than the New Orleans Pelicans shooters have achieved on the year, 43.61% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Anthony Davis poured in 20 points and chipped in with 20 rebounds in a losing cause for New Orleans on Thursday, as the Hawks rolled to a 99-94 victory over New Orleans at Smoothie King Center.

The Celtics grabbed a 110-106 win over the 76ers on Friday, behind a 26-point effort from Avery Bradley at TD Garden.

Betting Trends
  • New Orleans is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • New Orleans is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games
  • New Orleans is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
  • Boston is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games at home
  • Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New Orleans at New York, Monday, January 9th
Boston at Toronto, Tuesday, January 10th