Charlotte Hornets vs Boston Celtics NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Charlotte Hornets vs Boston Celtics Prediction 4/12/2024

The Charlotte Hornets (20-60) travel to face off against the Boston Celtics (62-18) on Friday, April 12th. This game will be played at TD Garden in Boston and televised on NBCS. The Hornets are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Celtics are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Hawks. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

Hornets vs Celtics

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The Hornets Are Coming Off A Win

The Hornets’ most recent matchup against the Hawks saw Brandon Miller lead the Hornets with 27 points while shooting 9/17 from the field. As the Hornets secured the victory with a final score of 115-114, Miles Bridges also chipped in with 18 points.

In their last five games, the Hornets are 2-3 and have a 20-60 record overall. At home, the Hornets are 11-30 compared to 9-30 on the road.

Charlotte’s ATS record sits below .500 (32-46). During this season, Charlotte has a 1-5 record against the spread as favorites and 31-41 as underdogs.

The Celtics Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In the Celtics’ most recent game against the Knicks, Jayson Tatum led the Celtics with 18 points while going 5/13 from the field. Payton Pritchard added 16 points, but unfortunately, Boston was defeated in the game with a score of 118-109.

When looking at the Celtics’ overall record of 62-18, they are 35-4 at home and 27-14 on the road. In their last five games, the Celtics are 3-2.

For this season, Boston has an ATS record of 40-37, along with an ongoing two game losing streak against the spread. On the road, the Celtics have an ATS record of 19-20, as opposed to a 21-17 record against the spread when playing at home.

Hornets Offense Breakdown

Through 80 games games, Charlotte is averaging 106.5 points per game (29th).

The Hornets have struggled to score on the road this season, averaging just 104.9 points per game away from home (30th). Overall, they are 29th in the league in scoring at 106.5 points per game.

Charlotte’s offense has been below the NBA scoring average in 66.2% of their games this season. In terms of pace, the Hornets are 25th in the league at 96.7 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Hornets are 26th in field goal percentage at 46%. They have been particularly poor at getting to the free-throw line, ranking last in both free throws made and attempted per game.

Celtics Offense Breakdown

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For the season, the Boston offense is the 2nd ranked unit in the NBA, at 120.3 points per contest.

When playing at home, the Celtics are averaging 122.7 points per game, which is 3rd in the league. Overall, they are 2nd in the NBA with an average of 120.3 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Boston is 9th in the league at 48%. They are also 3rd in three-point shooting at 38%.

So far this season, the Celtics have outscored the NBA scoring average in 72.5% of their games. In terms of pace, Boston is 20th in the league at 97.1 possessions per game.

When it comes to free throws, the Celtics are 18th in the NBA with an average of 16.4 made free throws per game. In terms of assists, they are 14th in the league at 26.8 per game.

Hornets Team Defense

Currently, the Hornets’ defense holds the 22nd rank in the NBA, allowing 116.7 points per game. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Hornets defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 58.1% while allowing 37.4% from downtown.

Celtics Team Defense

At present, the Celtics’ defense is ranked 5th, allowing 109.2 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Celtics squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 52.1% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 34.8% from downtown.

Key Players For The Hornets And Celtics

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Miles Bridges will be the primary scorer for the Hornets, with 22 points and going 8/18 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 21.2 points per game, along with 7.4 rebounds.

On the other side, Jayson Tatum is our projected leading scorer for the Celtics. We have him ending the game with a team-high 26 and grabbing 8 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 47.1% and is averaging 26.9 points per contest.

Hornets vs Celtics Trends

  • Across the Hornets last ten road games, the team averaged 101 points per game while allowing 113. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 4-6, while going 2-8 straight-up.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Celtics have a straight up record of 7-3 while going 6-4 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 118 points per game in these contests.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Charlotte has an ATS mark of 4-1 while going 2-3 straight up.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Celtics have gone 5-5 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 7-3.

Hornets vs Celtics Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Celtics to secure the win, with an expected final score of 115-105. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -7.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 217, and our model predicts the Hornets and Celtics to score a combined 220 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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

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