In the National Basketball Association; the Boston Celtics will host the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. The Boston Celtics have the best record in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics are 4 games ahead of the Toronto Raptors, with their 34-10 record. Boston is 18-5 at home this season.
For the New Orleans Pelicans, they are on the road in this game. This season, while on the road, they are 11-11. Overall, New Orleans comes into the game with a 22-20 record. The Pelicans have won back to back games. The Boston Celtics are -4 over the New Orleans Pelicans in this NBA game on Tuesday evening.
Celtics Seeking 8th Straight
The Boston Celtics are seeking their 8th straight win. Boston has moved to 4 games ahead of the Raptors at the top of the Atlantic Division. Boston is also head of the 76ers, Knicks and Nets in the divisional standings. The Celtics during their 7 game winning streak have been defending. Boston allowed 100+ points in just 2 out of those 7 games.
On the season, the Celtics are scoring 103 points per game, while their defense is allowing 97.7 points per game. The top scorer this season for the Boston Celtics has been point guard Kyrie Irving. The former Cavaliers point guard is scoring 24 points per game, while Jaylen Brown is second with 14.2 per game.
Pelicans Looking like Playoff Contender
With back to back wins over the Trail Blazers and the Knicks, the Pelicans have moved to 6th in the Western Conference standings. The Pelicans have scored 121 points per game during those two games. On the season, the Pelicans are scoring 111 points per game, which is 4th in all of the NBA. The defense for the Pelicans is allowing 111 points per game.
DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis make up the top post duo in the league. Those two are combining for more than 52 points per game, and r8pping down more than 18 rebounds per game. Davis leads the team with 26.7 points per game. The Pelicans are looking to get back into the postseason after two seasons off. Last season, New Orleans won just 34 games.
New Orleans Competes, but Falls Short
The New Orleans Pelicans are playing some pretty good basketball right now. The Pelicans should be able to use their size and ability to score to stay in this game. The problem is – they are not as team oriented as the Celtics are. That’s a big deal when you talk about a winner in this game. Look for the Pelicans and Celtics to reach 100+ points in this game.
Despite allowing 100+ points in this game, the Celtics are still going to win the game. One of the best offensive outbreaks of the season for Boston comes in this game. When you are betting on this game – take the Boston Celtics -4 over the New Orleans Pelicans. Bet on the Boston Celtics -4 over the New Orleans Pelicans in a NBA battle on Tuesday night.