The New Orleans Pelicans will attempt to maintain their playoff hopes alive in opposition to the Boston Celtics who’re clinging to the seventh seed within the Jap Convention.
The Celtics can be out of the playoff image within the West, which exhibits the distinction in competitiveness in two conferences.
The sport will characteristic a number of the finest under-25 expertise within the recreation as Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram tackle Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.
The Pelicans are 4.5 level underdogs on this one, however in the event you’ve been watching that their video games are hardly ever shut. If you happen to assume the Pels are going to win, simply wager the cash line, as you’re going to get higher odds.
Listed below are three bets the that I like for the sport, however keep in mind, I’m not a professional, so take this recommendation with warning.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Boston Celtics: The mixed rating might be underneath 231
I’ve solely wager the underneath as soon as this season (and gained) however this one appears slightly too excessive, even for 2 groups ranked within the backside of the league in protection.
The Pelicans and Celtics are permitting 227 mixed factors on common however the Pels have been a lot better over their final ten, holding opponents underneath 110 factors six occasions.
I often suggest the over with the Pelicans however this one appears extra like a recreation that might be performed within the low 100’s.
Pelicans vs. Celtics: Brandon Ingram may have underneath 28.5 factors + assists
Brandon Ingram has been in a little bit of a hunch capturing the ball and isn’t doing a lot else to make up for it.
Zion has been the first ball handler and is the one establishing his teammates. That, mixed with Ingram’s rocky capturing might make for low totals for B.I.
After all, he lit up Boston the final time they performed so this might be the sport the place he breaks out, however with Zion rolling anticipate Ingram to proceed to play a secondary function.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Boston Celtics: Zion Williamson may have 8 or extra rebounds
That is extra of a hunch and a worth wager than one thing primarily based on the numbers, as Zion has solely averaged 6.4 rebounds over his final ten video games.
However with Tristan Thompson and Ojeleye out, Zion Williamson might dominate the boards and he had ten the final time these two performed.
You get good odds on this wager at +101, so sit again and hope that Zion racks up the boards.
The New Orleans Pelicans are within the hardest stretch of the season and if they’ll climate it, may emerge from the opposite aspect within the playoff race.
*All odds and bets from the Motion Community