Boston Celtics vs. Charlotte Hornets - 2/28/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Boston Celtics vs. Charlotte Hornets - 2/28/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Charlotte Hornets (28-33) at Boston Celtics (43-19)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)

The Line: Boston Celtics -7 -- Over/Under: 208 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Charlotte Hornets and Boston Celtics meet Wednesday in NBA action at the TD Garden.

The Charlotte Hornets look for another victory to build on their five-game winning streak. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 106.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 106.3 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 22.9 points and 5.8 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 15.7 points and 12.7 rebounds. Jeremy Lamb is the third double-digit scorer and Nicolas Batum is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have split their last six road games.

The Boston Celtics look for another victory after splitting their last eight games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 103.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 99.8 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 24.7 points and 5.1 assists while Jaylen Brown is averaging 14.1 points and 5.3 rebounds. Jayson Tatum is the third double-digit scorer and Al Horford is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have split their last eight home games.

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The Hornets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference, 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. The Hornets are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Boston, 1-9-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings and the road team is 7-2-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings.

The Boston Celtics have won the last six meetings against the Charlotte Hornets and have covered eight of the last 10 meetings as well. The Charlotte Hornets are playing their best ball of the season right now and came into Tuesday averaging nearly 111 points in their last five games. However, I'm still on the fence with the Hornets and don't think this type of ball can continue for much longer. The Hornets also aren't a good team on the end of a bck to back. While the Celtics aren't as good as they were earlier in the year, I'm leaning toward the chalk here, even if the best play would be leaving this game alone.

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Randy’s Pick Boston Celtics -7

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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