Charlotte Hornets (5-6) at Boston Celtics (10-2)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -4 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Charlotte Hornets and Boston Celtics meet Friday in NBA action at the TD Garden.
The Charlotte Hornets look to snap a three-game losing streak here to get back to a .500 record. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 104.9 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 106.3 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 21.8 points and 6.2 assists while Jeremy Lamb is averaging 17.1 points and 5.1 rebounds. Dwight Howard is the third double-digit scorer and Frank Kaminsky III is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.7 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have lost five of their last six road games. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is questionable due to personal reasons.
The Boston Celtics look to keep the ball rolling while building on their 10-game winning streak. The Boston Celtics are averaging 103.8 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 94.6 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 22 points and 5.7 assists while Jaylen Brown is averaging 14.8 points and 6.8 rebounds. Al Horford is the third double-digit scorer and Jayson Tatum is grabbing six rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.5 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won four straight home games. Jayson Tatum is doubtful and Al Horford is questionable for this game.
The Hornets are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 road games, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Celtics are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 21-7 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Hornets are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings, the road team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the underdog is 28-12-1 ATS in the last 41 meetings.
Even without Tatum and Horford, the Boston Celtics still have enough depth to beat a Charlotte Hornets squad that continues to struggle on the road and proves time and time again it lacks the offensive firepower to beat good teams. I've never really been high on the Hornets, as it's usually Kemba or bust. Besides, the Celtics have won 10 straight and guys have been coming in and out of the lineup all season. I'm not stepping in front of this team right now.