Free NBA Hoops Pick: Hornets vs Celtics Lines
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(46-34) Charlotte Hornets vs. Boston Celtics (47-33)
Both of these teams are in the playoffs, but each still has a lot to play for. The Celtics are in the 4th spot in the East and the Hornets are in the 6th spot. However, there are only 2 games that separate the conference’s 3rd and 6th seed.
The Celtics had their 4-agme winning streak snapped in their last game and the Hornets had won 2 straight and also lost in their last game.
In their last games the Celtics lost to the Atlanta Hawks 118-107 and the Hornets lost to the Washington Wizards 113-98.
In their last 10 games the Hornets have not beaten a team that has a winning record.
Charlotte is balanced ranking 11th in the league in scoring and 8th in opponents’ points allowed.
The Hornets are led by the G duo of Kemba Walker and Nicolas Batum, who struggled in the loss to the Wizards only shooting 3/11 for 11 points. Charlotte is not a team with a lot of scoring in the paint and the guards need to shoot the rock well, which they did not do in the Washington loss.
The Hornets are 17-23 on the road this season and they have lost 3 of their last 4 road games with their only win coming against the Knicks, who are well below .500.
The Celtics have a solid scoring team ranking 5th in the league in points per game, but while they do rank a decent 13th in scoring defense that area was the reason Boston lost their last game.
In their loss to the Hawks the Celtics allowed them to shoot 52.3% from the floor. They also need to play better perimeter D, as in the loss Atlanta hit on 17 of their 33 3-pointers.
Like the Hornets the Celtics are led by the 2 guards of Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley. These 2 must shoot better then they did in the Atlanta loss where they did total 31 points, but on 12/36 shooting.
The Celtics have won both of their games facing the Hornets this season.
This season the Celtics are a legit 27-12 at home and they have won 4 straight in their house.
There is a possibility that this will be a first round playoff match up.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Hornets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- Hornets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss.
- Hornets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Celtics are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 home games.
- Celtics are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Celtics are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Free Charlotte Hornets vs. Boston Celtics NBA Prediction:
The Celtics have not only beaten the Hornets in both games this season, but they have covered the spread in their last 4 games against them.
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Boston will not blow their chance to host a first round playoff series at home and they will win and cover the spread in this game.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Boston 112 – Charlotte 101
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