Boston Celtics at New Orleans Pelicans Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 3/15/2014
Sunday, March 16, 6:00 PM on CSNE, FSNO
Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
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The Boston Celtics will visit the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday. The Celtics will be looking to get a win as the last time these two met up the Pelicans were able to escape a 95-92 winner. Anthony Davis led the Pelicans with 23 points, nine rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block on the night. It was a tough win for the Pelicans as Ryan Anderson was taken to the hospital on a stretcher after running into Gerald Wallace in the fourth. Anderson had 13 points and seven rebounds. The Pelicans also got help from Tyreke Evans who scored 16 points, eight rebounds and six assists.
New Orleans got off to a nice start and were leading 49-43 at halftime. Coming out of the locker room, the Celtics scored eight straight and took the lead right off the bat. The Pelicans were able to go on a run of their own at the end of the quarter and went into the fourth quarter leading by 1. With about 11 minutes left to play, Anderson and Wallace had their collision. Later in the fourth, Boston regained the lead with around five minutes to play and the Pelicans surged back and took a 91-90 lead with just 35 seconds left. New Orleans held on after an Avery Bradley miss.
Boston was led by Brandon Bass who had 16 points and 11 rebounds in the losing effort. Jared Sullinger also chipped in with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Boston is 17-13-1 ATS on the road this season
Boston is 12-19-0 against the over/under on the road this season
New Orleans is 14-14-1 ATS at home this season
New Orleans is 15-14-0 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
02/28/14 F Gerald Wallace Knee out for season
02/20/14 C Vitor Faverani Knee out indefinitely
02/18/14 G Avery Bradley Ankle out indefinitely
01/14/14 G Keith Bogans Personal out indefinitely
02/18/14 G Jrue Holiday Leg out for season
01/19/14 F Jason Smith Knee out for season
01/07/14 F Ryan Anderson Stinger out indefinitely
New Orleans is 6-4 against the spread in their last 10 meetings with Boston. The Pelicans are 3-2 ATS when playing at home against the Celtics and the under is 9-0-1 in the last 10 games.
The Pelicans are 4-6 over their last 10 but have covered in three of the last four. Boston comes in 6-4 ATS over their last 10.
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans
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