Charlotte Hornets (25-23) at Boston Celtics (24-25)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 6:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -10 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Charlotte Hornets and Boston Celtics meet Sunday in NBA action at the TD Garden.
The Charlotte Hornets look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 111.2 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 111.8 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Terry Rozier is averaging 20.3 points and 3.4 assists while Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.6 points and 5.9 rebounds. Devonte’ Graham is the third double-digit scorer and Malik Monk is dishing 1.9 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.
The Boston Celtics look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 112.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 111.1 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 25.3 points and 6.9 rebounds while Jaylen Brown is averaging 24.5 points and 3.6 assists. Kemba Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.
The Hornets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Celtics are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 Sunday games. The under is 4-0 in Hornets last 4 overall. The under is 4-0 in Celtics last 4 overall. The Hornets are 0-6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Boston and 7-18-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings.
The Charlotte Hornets are losing key players by the week, as they'll now be without Ball and Hayward until further notice. However, the Hornets have proven to be a scrappy team that just finds a way. Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics continue to underachieve and they're not a team I'm trying to lay big chalk with, especially with them winning by an average of just 4.1 points in the favorite role. The Celtics are 6-9 against the spread when favored by five or more points. Give me the Hornets.