When the Boston Celtics play the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night, they will be attempting to extend their current three-game winning streak. Boston owns the best record in the NBA and just defeated Chicago on Monday, 107-99. In their outing, New Orleans defeated Washington 132-112 to end a two-game losing run.
As a result of the absences of both Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson, New Orleans is currently just fighting to keep afloat. Their finest defender, Herb Jones, is questionable to play, so things won’t get any simpler tonight. Despite this, the Pelicans’ efforts on the defensive end have given them a chance to cover the spread. New Orleans is fourth in points in the paint and sixth in rebounding at 54.1 RPG and 55.5 PPG.
Naji Marshall’s excellent form, perhaps the most unexpected factor in recent games, offers New Orleans a good chance of covering tonight. In his first two seasons, the third-year wing played only from time to time, but because of their Pels injuries, he has stepped up. Marshall averaged 18.2 PPG and 5.2 RPG during his previous five games. He scored 23, 24, and 18 points in their final three games, proving to be particularly successful.
On the other hand, the primary reason Boston remains one of the top NBA teams is their scorching-hot offense. The Celtics are third in made threes at 15.5 per game and second in scoring with 118.5 PPG. They take great care of the ball as seen by their superior assist to turnover ratio (1.97). Although they have a somewhat mediocre defense, they managed to limit New Orleans to 109 points in their previous encounter.
On the shoulders of their great wings, the Celtics have a solid chance of winning tonight. Jayson Tatum leads the squad with 8.1 RPG while ranking fourth in the NBA in scoring with 30.8 points per game. Tatum continues to be a capable passer, dishing out 10 assists in their previous game against New Orleans. He currently averages 4.0 APG. Despite the fact that he only managed 19 points against the Pelicans, his recent play indicates that he ought to be in line for a rebounding performance.
New Orleans Pelicans vs Boston Celtics Game Information
- Date: 01/11/2023
- Time: 07:40 PM ET
- Location: TD Garden.
- How to Watch Pelicans vs Celtics: NBC Sports Boston
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Pelicans vs Celtics Betting Lines
Celtics are –450 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $22.22. On the other side, Pelicans are +340 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $340.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Celtics at a 81.82% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Pelicans have 22.73% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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