A clear difference can be seen with both the Celtics and Hornets compared to last season. Kemba Walker left Charlotte for Boston and the impact has been profound. Walker was the one thing that a mediocre Hornets franchise could hang its hat on. Now he has sparked optimism that the Celtics can regain championship form. Boston’s NBA bets flameout in the playoffs last spring caused soul searching. Kyrie Irving quit on the team and proved to be cancer. His departure to Brooklyn has helped clear the air. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens can again get back to team basketball.
Boston Celtics vs. Charlotte Hornets
|Date and Time:||Thursday, November 7, 2019, 8 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Celtics vs. Hornets TV Coverage:||TNT|
|Celtics vs. Hornets Betting on NBA odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Boston Celtics vs. Charlotte Hornets Overview
Now the Hornets have a sports betting record of 3-3 straight up, 4-2 vs. the line and 3-3 on totals. Charlotte ranks 21st in the NBA for scoring offense and 22nd for points allowed. The last time out for the Hornets was a 93-87 win at the Clippers.
Boston is 4-1 straight up, 3-2 with the odds, and 1-4 under the total. Overall the Celtics rank 17th for scoring offense and fifth for points allowed. Boston is coming off a 104-102 win over New York as 9.5-point home overlays. Stevens was not comfortable with having his team revolve so much on Irving. And when Irving threw in the towel the team was unable to respond. When the Celtics are at their best, they play strong defense. So far, the look has been impressive.
Key Celtics: PG Kemba Walker (26.2 PTS, 5.2 REB, 3.8 AST), PF Jayson Tatum (22.0 PTS. 7.6 REB, 2.2 AST), SG Jaylen Brown (17.3 PTS, 6.7 REB, 2.0 AST), SG Jaylen Brown (17.3 PTS, 6.7 REB, 2.0 AST), SF Gordon Hayward (16.6 PTS, 7.6 REB, 3.6 AST)
Key Hornets: PG Terry Rozier (16.0 PTS, 4.0 REB, 5.8 AST), PF PJ Washington (15.0 PTS, 6.7 REB, 1.2 AST), PG Devonte Graham (14.3 PTS, 3.8 REB, 6.8 AST), C Cody Zeller (14.0 PTS, 12.4 REB, 1.6 AST)
Boston and Charlotte Against the Spread
The Celtics Are:
7-3 vs. the line in their last 10 away games
2-5 under the total on the road
5-3 against the spread in their last eight away games vs. Southeast Division teams
4-6 under the total on the road vs. the Southeast Division
12-3-1 on the board in their head to head series with the Hornets
6-2 over the total against Charlotte
The Hornets Are:
5-2 on the board in their last seven home games
5-2-1 over the total at Spectrum Center
5-3 against the spread when hosting the Atlantic Division
8-1 over the total at home against the Atlantic Division
2-6 vs. the line at Spectrum Center against the Celtics
4-9 under the total at home against Boston
Boston Celtics vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Bets Picks
Boston has been a strong NBA Bets value on the board and against the Hornets. In this situation, the Celtics have the far superior defense and the best player on the floor.
Celtics vs. Hornets NBA Bet Pick: Boston Celtics
Celtics vs. Hornets NBA Bets Score Prediction: Celtics 104, Hornets 91