New Orleans Pelicans vs Boston Celtics 1/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

New Orleans Pelicans vs Boston Celtics 1/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Boston Celtics are hosting the New Orleans Pelicans at the TD Garden in Boston on Monday, January 17, 2022, at 12:30 ET in this matchup between two teams sitting outside the playoff places of their respective conference.

 

The Celtics are 4-1 in their previous five games, while on the other hand the Pelicans are coming off a defeat that ended their previous two-game winning streak. 

 

The Celtics have a 22-22 record so far this season and are sitting on the 11th place of the East. They are 21-22-1 against the spread and 20-23-1 in over/under. They are coming off a home victory against the Chicago Bulls with a 114-112 score, beating the odds.

 

Six of their players scored double digits, including all of their starters and were led in scoring by Jason Tatum with 23 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Jaylen Brown added 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. 

 

Tatum leads the team in scoring with 25.5 ppg, adding 8.6 boards and 3.8 dimes per game. Jaylen Brown follows with 24.2 ppg and 6.4 rebounds per game. 

 

The Celtics average 107.7 ppg offensively while allowing 106 ppg defensively. They have a 44.6% field goal percentage and a 33.9% 3-point percentage. 

 

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New Orleans Pelicans vs Boston Celtics Predictions 1/17/2022

 

The Pelicans have a 16-27 record this season and are tied with the San Antonio Spurs on the 12th place of the West. They are 20-23 against the spread and 18-24-1 in over/under. They are coming off a road defeat against the Brooklyn Nets with a 105-120 score, not beating the odds.

 

They played very poor defense, allowing their opponents to shoot with 55% from the field and saw all of their starters scoring double digits, led by Brandon Ingram with 22 points, 4 rebounds and a team-high 8 assists. 

 

He leads the team in scoring with 22.9 ppg, adding 6 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game. Jonas Valanciunas follows with 18.3 ppg and a team-high 12 rebounds per game. 

 

The Pelicans average 105.9 ppg offensively while allowing 110.2 ppg defensively. They have a 43.7% field goal percentage and a 33.8% 3-point percentage.

 

The Pelicans won both meetings against the Celtics last season. At home with a 120-115 score in overtime and on the road with 109-115. They are 3-0 against the spread in their previous three meetings.

 

The Celtics have a 14-8 home record this season, while the Pelicans are 6-16 on the road. The Celtics have been playing better lately and expect them to beat the odds at home today. 

 

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New Orleans Pelicans vs Boston Celtics 1/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Time: 12:30 ET 

 

Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA

 

Date: Monday, January 17, 2022

 

TV: –

 

NBA Odds/Point Spread: Boston Celtics -5.5

 

NBA Totals: +214

 

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