Celtics vs. Hornets - 4/11/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (46-34) at Boston Celtics (47-33)
NBA Basketball: Monday, April 11, 2016 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -5 -- Over/Under: 208.5 See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte Hornets and Boston Celtics meet early Monday night at the TD Garden.
The Charlotte Hornets look for another win after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 103.2 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 100.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 21.2 points and 5.1 assists while Nicolas Batum is averaging 15.1 points and 6.2 rebounds. Jeremy Lin is dishing three assists and Marvin Williams is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have split their last eight road games.
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The Boston Celtics look for another win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 105.9 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 102.6 points on 44 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 22.3 points and 6.2 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 15.1 points and 2.9 rebounds. Jae Crowder is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Evan Turner is dishing 4.5 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won four straight home games.
The Hornets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Celtics are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Hornets are 12-5-1 ATS in the last 18 meetings in Boston and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Celtics are pretty tough to beat at home, and they're catching the Hornets on the end of a back to back. I like Boston, a team still fighting for playoff position, to win and cover on its home court.