November 26, 2018
There is one pick tonight.
Boston Celtics +1.5 spread against New Orleans Pelicans for 3% of the bankroll.
This is a marquee game between two of the top teams in their respective conferences as the Boston Celtics travel to Smoothie King Arena to take on the New Orleans Pelicans.
The spread on this game opened up with the Celtics as a 1-point road favorite and quickly flipped sides as New Orleans is listed as the favorite. We find the spread on this game extremely interesting as the Pelicans have been one of the highest scoring teams in the league this season, will have Anthony Dais back in the lineup and are 8-1 on their home floor this season. They are also battling a Celtics team that has been struggling on both sides of the court recently, having dropped 4 of their last 5.
A majority of the public seems to agree in this matchup as they have been pounding the Pelicans, especially since the news of AD playing tonight broke earlier this afternoon. It seems like this situation is one of those 'gift' spreads where the perceived better team, with arguably the best player in the league is a near pick'em at home. While we don't fault anyone backing the Pelicans, it certainly makes sense, we just believe something stinks with these odds.
As good as the Pelicans have been offensively, their defense leaves a lot to be desired. This will be a pace-up spot for the Celtics and with all of the talent that they have on the floor, we believe this actually creates a favorable spot for them. This should be a highly entertaining matchup, but we are going to side with the better defensive team as we expect them to pull off the road upset tonight.
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