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2021 NBA Handicapping
(32-28) Boston Celtics vs. Charlotte Hornets (29-30)
Date: Sunday, April 25th
Time: 1:00 EST
Venue: Spectrum Center,
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics -7.5
5NBA Betting Total: 215.5
On Sunday, April 25th, the Boston Celtics meet the Charlotte Hornets for the second time this season. The clubs’ prior meeting on April 4t was won by Boston (116-86).
These teams will play again on Wednesday to finish their season series.
Last season, the squads played three times with the Celtics sweeping the regular-season series. The Celtics hold the all-time record having won 67 matches of the 110 played.
Boston was on a terror winning six games in a row then lost two of the last three games (Bulls, Nets). In between the losses they collected an impressive win versus the Suns behind Kemba Walker’s 32 points.
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Friday, they allowed Brooklyn to build an early double-digit lead and take a 15 point lead into the final frame. By the time they made a run, it was too late to catch the Nets.
Jayson Tatum delivered a massive 38 point, 10 rebound double-double. Rookie Payton Pritchard scored 22 while Marcus Smart chipped in 19 as the only other Celtics to score in double-figures.
While Brown missed his second game in a row, Evan Fournier finally returned from missing nine games due to COVID scoring a measly two points.
In an interesting choice, Boston elected to rest Kemba Walker (injury management) after he scored 32 versus the Suns. I get the load management but that game versus the Nets was an important match and with Brown already missing it feels like a poor choice not to have Walker play.
Brown has missed the last two matches but isn’t listed on the NBA injury report, albeit that doesn’t mean he’ll play. Robert Williams is out with left knee soreness.
The Hornets have lost six of their last eight but won the most recent match on Friday versus the Cavaliers.
James Borrego is trying to keep his Hornets in the mix without LaMelo Ball and Gordon Hayward. The latter is expected back early in May while Ball got his cast off and the team is optimistic about his return though mum on the date.
In the interim, the Hornets are trying to retain their playoff berth having already slid into eighth.
They showed fight in coming back against the Cavs with three Hornets scoring 25 points including Miles Bridges (who also collected a double-double with 10 rebounds) PJ Washington, and Terry Rozier.
Jalen McDaniels scored 10 points as the only other double-figure scorer.
LaMelo Ball (wrist), Gordon Hayward (foot), Malik Monk (ankle), and Nate Darling (ankle) are all also out.
NBA Betting Trends
- The Celtics are 8-2 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Celtics are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Hornets are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.
Free Boston Celtics vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Prediction:
The Hornets are just trying to ride the injury wave and although they would prefer to be seeded sixth or higher at this point are simply trying to hold onto the eighth seed with the Pacers a game behind and several teams charging up the ladder.
Boston meanwhile is currently sitting in that sixth seed trying to hold off the Heat who trail them by a game and ideally overtake the Hawks (+1) and Knicks (+1.5) who are seeded fifth and fourth respectively.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Hornets +7.5
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