Wednesday, April 6, 2016
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Boston as 14 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 207.5.
The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 29-47 and a road record of 9-29. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.1 as they are averaging 102.6 points per game while giving up 105.7 per contest. New Orleans is 4-12 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 19-30. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Celtics have an overall record of 45-32 and a home record of 25-12. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.7 points per game and surrendering 102.3, good for a point differential of 3.3. Boston has a division record of 10-6 and a conference record of 29-19. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Jrue Holiday comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Ryan Anderson averages 17 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 22.3 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Avery Bradley averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
New Orleans averages 102.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 50.5 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.3 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Boston averages 105.7 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 53.8 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 12th with 13.9 per game. The Celtics allow 102.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.6 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Celtics force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Pelicans average 99.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 99.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.7 per contest. The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 105.4 and a defensive rating of 108.6. In terms of pace they average 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Celtics score 106 ppg at home and they have averaged 108.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 1 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.7 points per game. The Celtics rating on offense is 106.8 and they have a defensive rating of 103.4. They get 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 34-42-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 39-35-2 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 39-36-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 36-40-1 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
04/02/16 PG Norris Cole Back out indefinitely
03/29/16 F Alonzo Gee Quad out for season
03/29/16 PG Jrue Holiday Eye out for season
03/25/16 F Ryan Anderson Groin out indefinitely
03/20/16 F Anthony Davis Knee out for season
03/10/16 G Eric Gordon Finger out for season
02/25/16 G Bryce Dejean-Jones Wrist out for season
02/12/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee out for season
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
Boston Celtics Injuries
04/05/16 G Evan Turner Eye injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. New Orleans
04/03/16 PG Avery Bradley Personal "?" Wednesday vs Washington
Tony's Pick: Take Boston
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