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(43-29) Boston Celtics vs. Charlotte Hornets (32-39)
Date: Saturday March 23
Time: 6:00PM EST
Venue: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 222
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Saturday, March 23, 2019, the Boston Celtics are on the road to face the Charlotte Hornets in one of several performances on the docket for the NBA. The Celtics last played Wednesday in Philly when they lost a close match to the 76ers. The Hornets last played Thursday in a win versus the Wolves.
Last season the Celtics swept the season series and in three meetings this season Boston has a 2-1 edge over Charlotte. The Celtics hold the all-time record having bested the Hornets in 63 of their 105 matches.
It was a closely contested game through three quarters in Philly but the Celtics held the five point edge. But, an uncalled Joel Embiid elbow delivered to Marcus Smart went uncalled. Smart jumped up using his full force pushed Embiid to the ground from behind.
In truth, neither infraction was that shocking but only Smart ended up ejected. His departure combined with the loss of Aron Baynes (ankle) served to weaken the Celtics defensively.
Kyrie Irving led the way for Boston with 36 points, nine rebounds, and four assists. Terry Rozier came off the bench to score 20 points.
Robert Williams III (illness) missed the last two games and Guerschon Yabusele (illness) missed his third straight game. Both players are questionable for Saturday.
Gordon Hayward remains in the concussion protocol and isn’t expected to play. The ankle sprain Aron Baynes sustained is considered a Grade 2 degree which will rule him out of this contest.
Miles Bridges experienced arguably his best game since becoming a pro and it just happened to occur on his 21st birthday.
In the win over the Wolves, the rookie registered his first double-double of 11 points and 12 rebounds. Jeremy Lamb also registered a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds
As per usual Kemba Walker led his team in scoring with 31 points.
Interestingly, Hornets head coach James Borrego is leaning more to his youngsters in games down the stretch with Dwyane Bacon getting the nod over Nicolas Batum to start and the trio of Devonte Graham, Malik Monk, and Willy Hernangomez all getting extended playing time.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (concussion) will not be available for Saturday. Cody Zeller (left knee soreness) remains out with no definitive return date.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 10-4 in Celtics last 14 road games.
- Hornets are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 home games.
- Hornets are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- Over is 6-2 in Hornets last 8 games as a home underdog.
- Celtics are 15-5-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings.
- Celtics are 9-1 n last 10 head to head contests.
- Hornets are 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 head to head meetings.
- The over-under is 5-5 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups.
Free Boston Celtics vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Prediction: ugly under.
The Celtics can still capture a home court seed but need to defeat teams like the Hornets to ensure that path. Conversely, the Hornets are still in the chase pack to land the last playoff berth and may have figured out their future direction by investing in their youth.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Celtics ATS
NBA Free Score Prediction: Celtics 111 – Hornets 105
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