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Charlotte Hornets vs. Boston Celtics - 12/23/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Boston Celtics (15-13) at Charlotte Hornets (15-12)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)

The Line: Charlotte Hornets -2.5 -- Over/Under: 202.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSNN

The Boston Celtics and Charlotte Hornets meet Wednesday night at The Time Warner Cable Arena.

The Boston Celtics look for a nice victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 103.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 99.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Ishaih Thomas is averaging 21 points and 6.8 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 15.3 points and 2.4 rebounds. Jae Crowder is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Evan Turner is dishing four assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16.9 turnovers per game. The Boston Celtics have won four of their last six road games. Jared Sullinger and Amir Johnson are questionable.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Boston Celtics - 12/23/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Charlotte Hornets could use a win here after losing four of their last five games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 102.4 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 99.1 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 18 points and 4.9 assists while Nicolas Batum is averaging 16.1 points and 6.5 rebounds. Jeremy Lamb is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Jeremy Lin is dishing 3.1 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.8 turnovers per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won seven of their last 10 home games.

The Celtics are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Hornets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Celtics are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. 

The Charlotte Hornets are playing great basketball right now, especially at home. While the Celtics aren't too sabby in their ownright, they're also banged up right now. I'll take the home team and the small chalk. 

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Charlotte Hornets -2.5

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