Celtics vs Pelicans Game Breakdown & Projections – Sat, Mar 30th 2024

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Boston Celtics

Celtics

57W-16L

Boston Celtics

March 30, 2024

05:00PM EST

Odds: 223.5 o/u

Pelicans

45W-28L

New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans Pelicans

Listen up, hoopheads! It’s time to break out the green and gold as we’re about to witness a clash of the titans at the Smoothie King Center. The mighty Boston Celtics, who’ve been tearing up the court with a 57W-16L record, are swooping down on the Big Easy to take on the fierce New Orleans Pelicans, who are no slouches themselves with a 45W-28L record. The clock’s set for a 05:00PM EST showdown, and it’s safe to say we’re in for a nail-biter. Despite both teams sitting pretty at 0.0 games back in their respective conferences, the bookies are stirring the pot with an over/under of 223.5, favoring the Celtics by -5.5. The Pelicans, fresh off a 107-100 victory against the Bucks, are looking to keep their momentum, while the Celtics are itching to bounce back from a 122-123 heartbreaker against the Hawks. So, buckle up, because tonight, it’s not just about who can fly higher or run faster – it’s a battle of Beantown’s pride against the spirit of NOLA. The only guarantee is that feathers will fly and shamrocks will shake!

Game Breakdown

Game Time: March 30, 2024 05:00PM EST
Location: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans

Vegas Odds

BOS ML NOP ML Over/Under Line
Open -220 +180 223.0 -5.5/5.5
Recent -185 +160 223.5 -6.0/6.0
Difference +35 -20 +0.5

Team Performance

bos Team Logo
LAST 10
8W-2L
AWAY
24W-13L

64.9% Win Probability

nop Team Logo
LAST 10
7W-3L
HOME
20W-13L

35.1% Win Probability

Previous Matchups

Date Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT Final O/U ATS
01/29/24 New Orleans Pelicans NOP 36 24 27 25 112 Over
Boston Celtics BOS 25 25 31 37 118
01/11/23 New Orleans Pelicans NOP 32 26 27 29 114 Over
Boston Celtics BOS 35 29 33 28 125
11/18/22 Boston Celtics BOS 40 27 22 28 117 Over
New Orleans Pelicans NOP 25 32 21 31 109
01/29/22 Boston Celtics BOS 27 25 26 29 107 Under
New Orleans Pelicans NOP 15 19 36 27 97
01/17/22 New Orleans Pelicans NOP 29 17 23 23 92 Under
Boston Celtics BOS 18 21 32 33 104

Celtics Vs Over/Under

Pelicans Vs Over/Under

Celtics Recent Games

Date vsOpp Result Reb Ast Tov Shots
03/28 vs ATL 122-123L 43 28 12 94
03/25 vs ATL 118-120L 38 21 7 95
03/23 vs CHI 124-113W 41 28 12 86
03/22 vs DET 129-102W 35 31 7 89
03/20 @ MIL 122-119W 37 25 9 85
03/18 @ DET 119-94W 53 30 9 95
03/17 vs WAS 130-104W 43 30 14 87
03/14 @ PHX 127-112W 33 31 8 89
03/12 vs UTA 123-107W 46 25 8 92
03/11 vs POR 121-97W 45 34 3 100

Pelicans Recent Games

Date vsOpp Result Reb Ast Tov Shots
03/28 @ MIL 107-100W 48 22 6 91
03/26 @ OKL 112-119L 37 26 9 86
03/24 vs DET 114-101W 41 27 10 81
03/22 vs MIA 111-88W 56 25 12 82
03/21 vs ORL 106-121L 33 24 18 78
03/19 vs BRO 104-91W 48 29 13 83
03/16 @ POR 126-109W 39 36 9 99
03/15 @ LAC 112-104W 40 28 8 88
03/13 @ CLE 95-116L 43 22 11 80
03/10 vs ATL 116-103W 43 32 12 75

Starting Lineups

Celtics Notable Injuries

  • Neemias Queta (C): Avg: 4.2pts, 3.8reb, 0.4ast, 10.9 minutes. Last game: 03/22/24. Impact: 1.9
  • Oshae Brissett (PF): Avg: 3.5pts, 2.9reb, 0.8ast, 11.5 minutes. Last game: 03/25/24. Impact: 1.6
  • Jaden Springer (SG/SF): Avg: 3.2pts, 1.5reb, 0.9ast, 10.0 minutes. Last game: 03/25/24. Impact: 0.7
  • Svi Mykhailiuk (SG/SF): Avg: 3.2pts, 1.1reb, 0.7ast, 8.9 minutes. Last game: 03/25/24. Impact: 1.5
  • Jordan Walsh (SF): Avg: 1.0pts, 2.2reb, 0.7ast, 6.7 minutes. Last game: 03/22/24. Impact: 0.9
  • JD Davison (PG): Avg: 1.6pts, 0.4reb, 0.2ast, 1.8 minutes. Last game: 03/22/24. Impact: 0.8

Pelicans Notable Injuries

  • Brandon Ingram (PG): Avg: 20.9pts, 5.1reb, 5.8ast, 33.0 minutes. Last game: 03/21/24. Impact: 5.7
  • Jose Alvarado (PG): Avg: 6.9pts, 2.3reb, 2.1ast, 18.0 minutes. Last game: 03/26/24. Impact: 2.8

Top Player Props

This article, published more than 6 hours prior to game time, focuses exclusively on Over prop bets due to the propensity for NBA teams to make last-minute injury adjustments. For the most current prop bets, including any updates closer to tip-off, please refer to the link provided below the table.

Celtics Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #22 #16 #23 #18 0.5%
PF #12 #21 #4 #8 -5.6%
PG #14 #14 #6 #7 -14.8%
SF #4 #12 #19 #6 -19.1%
SG #7 #17 #6 #7 -8.1%

Pelicans Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #10 #19 #1 #7 -4.4%
PF #8 #11 #22 #7 -6.3%
PG #10 #19 #4 #11 -8.9%
SF #6 #30 #11 #29 21.0%
SG #10 #1 #9 #4 -9.1%
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Team Comparison

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Points per Game
122.9
113.4
Rebounds per Game
43.7
45.0
Assists per Game
28.5
27.4
Steals per Game
7.2
7.9
Blocks per Game
6.2
4.7
Shots per Game
92.1
86.1
3-Pointers Made per Game
18.2
12.4
2-Pt Percentage per Game
55.7
56.2
3-Pt Percentage per Game
41.9
38.1
Turnovers per Game
9.5
11.4
Fouls per Game
14.4
17.1

Recent Trends

  • Jayson Tatum (SF/PF) is on a notable streak, exceeding 30 points in 2 consecutive games.
  • Svi Mykhailiuk (SG/SF): 3 Game Minutes avg dropped 30.5% to 11.9, 17.1 min average previous 3 games.
  • The Celtics have a 2-game losing streak on the road.

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