Don’t miss out on the NBA showdown between the Celtics and Hornets. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on NBCS, and it’s hosted by the Hornets at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC. Get ready to place your bets! The Celtics come into this Eastern conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 232.5 points.
BOSTON CELTICS VS CHARLOTTE HORNETS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Charlotte Hornets +9.5
This game will be played at Spectrum Center at 7:00 ET on Monday, November 20th.
WHY BET THE CHARLOTTE HORNETS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 113-106 in favor of the Celtics.
- Our projections have Jayson Tatum finishing with Jayson Tatum points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
- From the field, we have the Celtics finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.8% and knocking down 16 threes.
Will the Boston Defense Show Up on the Road?
Coming into today’s matchup, the Celtics is focused on adding to their six game winning streak, with an overall record of 11-2. In their 13 games, the Celtics have gone 10-1 against Eastern Conference teams and 1-1 in non-conference action.
Boston arrives with an ATS record of 6-6 for the season up to this point. The Celtics maintain an ATS record of 2-5 on the road, while they have a 4-1 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
The Celtics offense is coming off a game where they scored 102 points against the Grizzlies. They posted a field goal percentage of 45.5% and connected on 12 threes. The top scorer for the Celtics was Kristaps Porzingis with 26 points, while Jayson Tatum also added 20 to the scoreboard.
So far, the Celtics’ defense is ranked 2nd in the league at 105.5 points per contest.
On two point field goal attempts, the Celtics’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 49.5% and allowing 34.8% from beyond the arc.
Can Charlotte Deliver Being Underdogs at Home?
Facing the Celtics as heavy underdogs (+9.5), the Hornets come in with an overall record of 3-9. In away games this season, the Hornets have put together a 2-3 record, whereas they have a 1-6 record when playing at home.
So far, Charlotte’s ATS record is below .500 at 4-7. On the road, the Hornets have an ATS record of 3-2, as opposed to a 1-5 record against the spread when playing at home.
The Hornets’ offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 108 points versus the Knicks. During the game, they attempted 35 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 48.8%. Leading the team in scoring was LaMelo Ball with 34 points. Brandon Miller also added 29 points for the Hornets.
At this time, the Hornets’ defense is positioned 27th in the NBA, permitting 122.6 points per game.
In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Hornets defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 56.8% while allowing 38.7% from downtown.