Celtics vs. Hornets NBA Prediction
The Boston Celtics have won seven of their last 10 games overall and have been profitable in previous meetings with the Hornets, whom they’ll play today at 1:00 p.m. ET in Charlotte. That said, will the Celtics cover as a 9-point road favorite?
517 Boston Celtics (-9) at 518 Charlotte Hornets (+9); o/u 214.5
3:30 p.m. ET, Sunday, April 25, 2021
Venue: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC
Boston Celtics DFS Spin
Jayson Tatum scored a team-high 38 points in Friday’s tough loss to Brooklyn, also adding 10 boards, four dimes, six triples and five giveaways in 39 minutes. Brad Stevens said Tatum may get a day off soon, and he may need it soon after single-handedly keeping his team competitive in the first half with 25 points in that period. He was extremely quiet in the third quarter with just two points, but picked it back up in the fourth to try to stay alive in this one. He only had two other teammates in double figures tonight in Marcus Smart and Payton Pritchard, so he’s probably antsy to get Kemba Walker (rest) and Jaylen Brown (shoulder) back as soon as possible.
Charlotte Hornets DFS Spin
P.J. Washington moved back into the starting lineup in Friday's 108-102 win over the Cavaliers, going off for 25 points, five rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and five triples in 37 minutes. We’re still not sure why Washington played just 13 minutes in his previous game, especially when you consider he averaged 24.5 points, 5.5 triples, 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.0 steals in the two games prior. It’s nice to see him back with the starters though, and with a much-needed win this evening you'd think coach Borrego sticks with a Washington and Miles Bridges pairing up front.
Celtics vs. Hornets Betting Prediction
The Celtics are 19-6-1 against the spread in their last 26 meetings with the Hornets and are 8-2 against the number in their last 10 trips to Charlotte. They’re also 6-1 against the spread in their last seven road games and have covered the number in five of their last six road games when facing an opponent with a winning home record. On the other side, the Hornets are 1-5 against the spread in their last six games as an underdog, are 2-6 against the number in their last eight games overall and are 1-5 ATS in their last six games playing on one day of rest.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: BOSTON CELTICS -9