Saturday, January 7, 2017
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Saturday, January 7, 2017. The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 14-23. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.3 as they are averaging 102.1 points per game while giving up 105.3 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 21-14. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 106.5 points per game and surrendering 104.3, good for a point differential of 2.2.
Jrue Holiday comes into this contest averaging 14.5 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 69%. Anthony Davis averages 28.6 points per game in 37.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 12.1 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 27.8 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Al Horford averages 15.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
New Orleans averages 102.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 12.8 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.6 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Boston averages 106.4 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 48.9 rebounds per game and 25.1 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 5th with 12.4 per game. The Celtics allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.9 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Celtics force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 102.7 and a defensive rating of 106. In terms of pace they average 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Celtics rating on offense is 110.7 and they have a defensive rating of 108.5. They get 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 11.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 17-19-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 17-20-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 19-14-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 17-18-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
01/06/17 F Dante Cunningham Knee probable Saturday vs. Boston
Boston Celtics Injuries
01/05/17 G James Young Ankle doubtful Friday vs. Philadelphia
01/05/17 C Tyler Zeller Illness "?" Friday vs. Philadelphia
Tony's Pick: Take Boston
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