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Betting odds: Boston Celtics at New Orleans Pelicans
- Spread: Pelicans -2
- Over/Under: 227.5
- Time: 8 p.m. ET
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Both the Celtics and Pelicans have disappointed a bit this season despite high expectations, and they currently both sit at a mediocre 10-10. Can Kyrie Irving take care of business on the road or will we see a vintage Anthony Davis game? Our analysts dive in.
Moore: What I’m Watching For Tonight
The Celtics are currently giving their fans a nervous breakdown, mostly because there is no diagnosable issue. The offense is terrible, but in a lot of really weird ways. They have the third-highest 3-point rate in the league. That’s great, right? Modern offense!
Except that’s all they take. They are bottom five in shots at the rim and in the paint. They are pretty much a college offense without the awkward chucking inside and with way better style. It’s a collective failure.
To make matters worse, their defense is great… except they’re giving up huge scoring nights to guys like Jamal Murray and Kemba Walker, which lead to outputs their miserable offense can’t match.
So Monday we have the very movable object in the Pelicans defense vs. the Celtics’ completely resistible force on offense.