Hornets vs. Celtics Pick

NBA Predictions: Will Hornets, Celtics stay under total? 2/28/18

Are the Charlotte Hornets and the Boston Celtics going to play a slow-paced defensive game that goes under the projected total tonight when they battle at 7:30PM ET?


According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Celtics are listed as a 7.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 209.5 points.

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The line has stayed at -7.5 in Boston's favor since it opened, while the total has risen after opening at 208.5. While the line is at -7.5 currently at almost any book you look, the total can be found as low as 208.


As of Wednesday afternoon,66 percent of public bets have been placed on the Celtics. Online wager info also states that 71 percent of bets are coming in on the over.


Hornets center Dwight Howard has been battling a rib injury but is expected to play tonight. Cody Zeller (knee) is questionable, while Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (hamstring) is doubtful. For the Celtics, forward Daniel Theis has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.


Charlotte has been in great form offensively, scoring at least 111 points in the last four games of its five-game winning streak. But with the slow pace of Boston combined with its strong defense, the Hornets should find the going a little tougher tonight. The Celtics have held two of their last three opponents to exactly 98 points. In the last 10 meetings between these two squads, the under has hit six times. It's a good bet here too.



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