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(20-20) Charlotte Hornets vs. Boston Celtics (25-15)
Date: Monday January 16
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: TD Garden, Boston Massachusetts
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics -5
NBA Betting Total: 215.5
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An Eastern conference game takes place on Monday night when the Hornets travel to Boston to take on the Celtics.
It’s a match up between teams heading in different directions. The Celtics have been hot as of late, well the Hornets have really struggled.
This is the third match up between the two teams this season, with the Celtics winning the first two games.
The Hornets have been really struggling as of late. They are 1-6 in their last seven games and have lost their last five games in a row.
Over the last five games the Hornets have given up 110.4 points per game, and opposing teams are shooting 43.9 percent from the field.
Kemba Walker is the leader of the Hornets Squad. On the season he is averaging 22.9 points, 5.4 assists, 4.2 rebounds per game. The team goes where Kemba goes, if he has an off day, the team really tends to struggle.
For the Hornets to win it is going to come to the defensive end of the floor. The Celtics know how to score and score in bunches, so for them to win they can’t give up 110 points in this game.
Jeremy Lamb is out of this game with a foot injury, which will hurt their bench depth.
On the season the Hornets are 8-13 on the road.
For as much as the Hornets have really struggled, the Celtics have really played well.
The Celtics have won six of their last seven games and 12 of their last 15. For a team that really was playing just okay in the beginning of the season, they have really turned it on as of late.
There has been two reasons for their success as of late, Isiah Thomas and the offensive production.
Over the last five games the Celtics have averaged over 110 points per game and shot 44.8 percent from the field. They are also shooting over 42 percent from behind the arc.
Isiah Thomas is the leader of this Celtics team and has really stepped up his play as of late.
Look for the Celtics to really push the pace in this game. The Hornets have really struggled on the defensive end so the Celtics should be licking their chops going into this game.
Avery Bradley is also expected back in this game, so that is a big boost for the team.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 9-3 in CHA last 12 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- Over is 7-1 in BOS last 8 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Over is 13-3 in BOS last 16 overall.
- Under is 6-2 in BOS last 8 Mon. games.
- Underdog is 27-11-1 ATS in the last 39 meetings.
Free Charlotte Hornets vs. Boston Celtics NBA Prediction:
Bostons offensive is going to be too much for the Hornets.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Celtics -5.
I think the Hornets keep it close for some of the game but the Celtics will pull away in the end.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Boston 112 – Charlotte 104
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