After playing in London England on Thursday, the Boston Celtics have received five days off to recover from jet lag. They’ll be at home on Tuesday, when they host the New Orleans Pelicans.
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The Pelicans are coming off a win in New York on Sunday afternoon, moving to 22-20 on the season (22-19-1 ATS). They have some momentum right now as they’ve won two straight games and seven of their last 11. Although they’re just 11-11 on the road this season, they’ve won four of their last six away games.
The Celtics, meanwhile, are 34-10 (27-15-2 ATS) after a 114-103 win over the Philadelphia 76ers in London where they came back from a 22-point deficit. Shooting guard Jaylen Brown put up 21 points, while point guard Kyrie Irving added 20 points, seven assists and six rebounds for the Celtics. Boston is on a roll again, entering Tuesday’s game on a seven-game winning streak. They look like legitimate title contenders (+800 futures), even without the injured Gordon Hayward.
The two teams have split their last 10 meetings straight up, with Boston winning five of the last six. The Celtics covered in six of those games. As for the total, six of the games went under.
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