Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction 4/1/2024

The Boston Celtics (58-16) travel to face off against the Charlotte Hornets (18-56) on Monday, April 1st. This game will be played at Spectrum Center in Charlotte and televised on NBCS. The Celtics are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Hornets are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Pelicans. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Celtics vs Hornets

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The Celtics Are Coming Off A Win

The Celtics clinched a 104-92 win over the Pelicans in their previous game. The start of the second half saw the Celtics in the lead, at 59-57.

Coming into today’s games, the Celtics are 58-16 overall and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. At home, the Celtics are 32-3 compared to 26-13 on the road this season.

Boston has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 38-33 against the spread. Boston has gone 36-32 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 2-1 when playing as underdogs.

The Hornets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Hornets fell to the Clippers by a score of 130-118. The Hornets managed to secure te win, even though they were behind at halftime 67-55.

Despite being heavy underdogs (+17), the Hornets have an overall record of 18-56. At home, the Hornets have gone 10-26 compared to their 8-30 record on the road.

Charlotte comes in with an overall ATS record of 28-44 so far this season. During this season, Charlotte has a 1-4 record against the spread as favorites and 27-40 as underdogs.

Celtics Offense Breakdown

Heading into play, the Celtics’ offense is rated 2nd in the league in scoring, averaging 120.9 points per contest.

When it comes to scoring, the Celtics are one of the league’s best teams, averaging 120.9 points per game, which is 2nd in the NBA. However, their scoring numbers are slightly lower on the road, where they average 118.7 points per game.

So far this season, Boston has outscored the NBA scoring average in 74.3% of their games. In terms of pace, the Celtics are 19th in the league at 97.4 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Celtics are 9th in the league in field goal percentage at 48%. They have also been one of the top three-point shooting teams, leading the NBA in three-pointers made per game at 16.5.

Hornets Offense Breakdown

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The Hornets come into today’s game as the 29th ranked scoring offense at 106.4 points per game.

The Hornets are averaging 106.4 points per game this season, which is 29th in the NBA. At home, they are averaging 108.2 points per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Charlotte is 22nd in the league with an average of 11.9 made threes per game. Overall, they are shooting 35% from beyond the arc.

For the season, the Hornets are 27th in field goal percentage at 45%. In terms of pace, they are 25th in the NBA at 96.8 possessions per game.

Celtics Team Defense

So far this season, the Celtics defense has been performing well, ranking 5th in the NBA at 109.5 points allowed per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Celtics defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 52.2% while allowing 34.8% from downtown.

Hornets Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Hornets’ defense is giving up an average of 116.9 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 55.4% of their games. In their previous matchup vs. the Clippers, the Hornets’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 57% leading to 130 points.

Key Players For The Celtics And Hornets

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Jayson Tatum will be the primary scorer for the Celtics, with 27 points and going 9/19 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 27.3 points per game, along with 8.2 rebounds.

On the other side, Miles Bridges is our projected leading scorer for the Hornets. We have him ending the game with a team-high 21 and grabbing 7 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 46.2% and is averaging 21.3 points per contest.

Celtics vs Hornets Trends

  • In their last five road games, Boston has averaged 119 points per game while allowing 110 . The team’s record in this stretch was 3-2 while going 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Hornets have a straight up record of 1-9 while going 3-7 vs. the spread. The team averaged 98 points per game in this stretch.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Hornets have a straight up record of 1-2 and an ATS mark of 2-1.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Celtics have a straight up record of 8-2. But, their mark vs the spread was just 7-3.

Celtics vs Hornets Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Celtics vs. Hornets game, we suggest taking the Hornets at +17. Even though our predictions have the Celtics winning 115-106, we see the Hornets as the better choice on the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 216.5 and given that our model is projecting 221 points between the teams, we like the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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