Celtics vs Pelicans: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – February 21, 2021

Posted By Staff on February 21, 2021

The Boston Celtics (15-13) are slightly favored (by 2.5 points) to stop a three-game road losing streak when they visit the New Orleans Pelicans (12-17) on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 3:30 PM ET. The point total for the matchup is set at 233.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of February 21, 2021, 12:41 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Celtics vs Pelicans Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of February 21

Celtics:
Marcus Smart: Out (Calf),
Romeo Langford: Out (Right wrist)

Pelicans:
Steven Adams: Day To Day (Ankle)

Celtics and Pelicans Records ATS

  • Boston is over .500 against the spread this season with a record of 15-13.
  • The Celtics are 8-6 against the spread in 2020-21 when they are at least a 2.5-point favorite.
  • 15 of 28 Boston games this season (53.6%) resulted in a total greater than the contest’s over/under.
  • New Orleans has a 13-16 record against the spread this season.
  • When they play as at least a 2.5-point underdog, the Pelicans tend to have trouble covering with only a 5-7 record against the spread.
  • 19 of New Orleans’ 29 games (65.5%) this season have gone over the over/under.

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Scoring Trends

  • Boston and its opponents have gone over Sunday’s 233 total in seven out of 28 games (25%) this season.
  • In New Orleans’ games this season, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Sunday’s matchup over/under in 12 out of 30 matchups (40%).
  • This season the average total for Celtics games is 220.4 points, 12.6 fewer than the over/under of 233 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 3.9 points separates this game’s over/under (233 points) and the average total points bet in Pelicans’ games (229.1 points) this season.
  • The average implied total for the Celtics this season is 112.5 points, 5.5 fewer points than their implied total of 118 points in Sunday’s game.
  • So far this season, Boston has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (118) 10 times.
  • The 114.3-point average implied total on the season for the Pelicans is 0.7 fewer points than the team’s 115-point implied total in this matchup.
  • New Orleans has scored more than 115 points 13 times this season.
  • The Celtics are the league’s 22nd-highest scoring team (111 PPG), while the Pelicans allow the 24th-fewest points per game (114.9) in NBA play.
  • The Celtics have put up a total of 42 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 1.5 per game), while the Pelicans have been out-scored by opponents on average this year (by 122 total points, -4.1 per game).

Celtics Leaders

  • The Celtics scoring leader is Jayson Tatum, who averages 25.8 points per game.
  • Tatum’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 37.5, 0.1 lower than his season average of 37.6.
  • Boston is led in rebounding by Tristan Thompson’s 8.2 rebounds per game and assisting by Marcus Smart’s 6.1 assists per game .
  • Smart’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 20.5, 1.4 less than his season average of 21.9.
  • Kemba Walker makes 2.8 threes per game to lead the Celtics.
  • Walker’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.3 shots less than his season average of 2.8.
  • Boston’s steals leader is Smart, who grabs 1.8 per game. Tacko Fall leads the team averaging 1.3 blocks a game.
  • Smart’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.3 steals lower than his season average of 1.8.

Pelicans Leaders

  • Zion Williamson outpaced his teammates on the Pelicans scoring front by putting up 25.0 points per game. He adds 6.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game this season.
  • Williamson’s points prop total for the game is set at 23.5, 1.5 points lower than his season average of 25.0.
  • Steven Adams (8.9 rebounds per game) and Lonzo Ball (5.0 assists per game) are the New Orleans leaders in rebounds and assists.
  • Adams’ rebounding prop over/under for the game is set at 8.5 boards, 0.4 rebounds less than his season average of 8.9.
  • Ball leads the Pelicans in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 3.0 made threes per game.
  • Ball’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.5 shots less than his season average of 3.0.
  • Ball is at the top of New Orleans’ steals hierarchy with 1.3 steals per game and Brandon Ingram leads the squad in blocks with 0.9 per game.
  • Ball’s steals prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.2 steals greater than his season average of 1.3.

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