The Boston Celtics and Charlotte Hornets meet Monday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Boston Celtics Betting Preview
The Boston Celtics look to build on their 6-game winning streak. The Boston Celtics beat the Grizzlies on the road yesterday by 2 points. The Boston Celtics are averaging 118.4 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 105.9 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 27.5 points and 8.7 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 22.9 points and 5 rebounds. Kristaps Porzingis is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick White is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 80.8 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.6 rebounds per game.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Preview
The Charlotte Hornets are riding a 4-game losing streak. The Charlotte Hornets lost badly to the Knicks on Saturday. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 113.1 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 122.6 points on 49.7 percent shooting. LaMelo Ball is averaging 24.4 points and 5.3 rebounds, while Terry Rozier is averaging 22 points and 4 rebounds. Miles Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and PJ Washington is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 39.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.
I'm not excited to lay double-digit chalk with the Boston Celtics on the end of a back to back. However, the Charlotte Hornets aren't winning, they're 5-7 ATS despite being underdogs every night, and they're banged up still. The Hornets are still without Nick Richards, Frank Ntilikina, Cody Martin, Terry Rozier and James Bouknight. That's a lot of lost production for a team that's not good to begin with. It's Celtics or pass for me. Hard to convince anybody to get behind the Hornets with confidence.