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Hornets vs Celtics NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Charlotte Hornets at Boston Celtics
  • Where: Boston at TD Garden
  • Date: Friday, February 10th
  • Betting Odds BOS -10, CHA +380 | BOS -502 O/U 230.0

So far, the Hornets have put together an overall record of 15-41, while going 22-30-4 vs the spread. Against the Celtics, the Hornets are looking to break out of a 5 game losing streak. They have lost these games by an average of -10.2 points.

Not only did the Hornets drop their last game to the Wizards. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 118-104 as 3 point underdogs. Charlotte struggled in the 2nd half of this matchup, as the teams were all tied at 61 heading into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was P.J. Washington, as he contributed 20 points while hitting 41.2% of his shots.

So far, the Celtics have put together an overall record of 39-16, while going 28-26-1 vs the spread. Against the Hornets, the Celtics are looking to add to their current 2 game winning streak. The average margin of victory across these matchups is 9.5.

In their previous game, the Celtics took down the 76ers by a score of 106-99. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 2 point favorites. Boston went on to win the game, as they led by 4 heading into halftime. In the win, Malcolm Brogdon led the team in scoring with 19 points on a field goal percentage of 58.3%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I Similar to their season-long average, the Hornets averaged 112.0 points per game vs the Celtics. On the other side, Boston saw an improvement in their scoring numbers when playing the Hornets, as they averaged 117.5 points per game in these matchups. Over the last 5 head to head meetings, the Celtics have averaged 124 points per game compared to 107 for Charlotte. This has led to an ATS record of 4-1 for Boston. Over the course of these games, they averaged 231 points per game, leading a 2-3 over-under record.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

This season, the Charlotte offense is ranked 24th in the NBA in scoring at 111.9 points per game. So far, Charlotte is averaging 101.4 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Despite this up-tempo style of basketball, the unit is still a below average group in made fields goals per contest, averaging just 41.8 made shots per game.

Currently, the Hornets defense is ranked 25th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 114.89 points per game vs the unit.

This season, the Hornets offense has primarily worked through Terry Rozier and P.J. Washington who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 46 games, Rozier is 38th in the NBA at 21.7 points per game. So far, him and Washington have accounted for 35% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 36.5 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, P.J. Washington is grabbing 4.5 rebounds for Charlotte to go along with 2.5 assists.

Coming into today’s action, Boston is averaging 117.4 points per contest. This figure places them 5th in the league. The Celtics come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 15.6 made 3’s per game. A key to the teams offensive success is their ability to avoid turning the ball over. So far, Boston is ranked 6th in fewest turnovers per game.

On the defensive end of the floor, the Celtics are giving up an average of 104.48 points per game, good for 1st in the NBA.

Smart bettors will be keeping a close eye on the injury report for this matchup, as Celtics are in jeporady of not having two of their top scorers availble vs the Hornets. Right now, Jaylen Brown is already listed as out, while Jayson Tatum is questionable. For the season, Jaylen Brown is 2nd on the team in scoring and 16.0th in the league at 26.5 points per game. As long as he is able to play, Jayson Tatum will look to be even more assertive on offense. In his 52 games, he has accounted for 24.4% of the team’s field goal attempts and is 9th in the NBA in usage rate. Overall, he is averaging 30.6 points per game for Boston.

Hornets vs Celtics Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Hornets +10
  • Free Total Prediction: Under 230.0