Celtics vs. Hornets Prediction
The Charlotte Hornets have won three games in a row and look to stay rolling tonight when they host the Boston Celtics. Can Charlotte get the win as home dogs against a Boston squad that has won five straight?
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Spectrum Center at 8:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Celtics are a 6.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 217.5 points. As of Thursday morning, 79 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Boston. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Celtics down Cavs
Boston picked up a 119-113 victory Tuesday night at Cleveland to improve to 5-1 overall and 2-1 on the road. The Celtics led 61-52 at halftime on their way to the win. Gordon Heyward tied his career-high with 39 points on 17-of-20 shooting, making all 16 of his 2-point tries plus 1-of-4 from 3-point land, as well as 4-of-4 at the free throw line. He also notched eight rebounds and seven assists. Kemba Walker accounted for 25 points, eight boards, three assists and two blocked shots. Jayson Tatum accounted for 18 points, seven caroms and two blocks. Carsen Edwards added 13 points in 15 minutes off the bench.
Hornets down Celtics in OT
Charlotte picked up a 122-120 overtime victory Tuesday night at home versus Indiana to move to 4-3 overall and 2-1 at home. The Hornets rallied back by outscoring the Pacers 35-21 in the fourth quarter and then 9-7 in the extra session. Devonte' Graham led Charlotte with 35 points off the bench on 10-of-21 shooting including 4-of-9 from 3-point range plus 11-of-15 at the free throw line. He also contributed six assists, four rebounds and three steals. Terry Rozier accounted for 22 points, five rebounds and four assists. Miles Bridges had 18 points and three boards. P.J. Washington registered 16 points, three caroms and three dimes. Bismack Biyombo added 15 points, six rebounds and two blocked shots.
NBA Betting Trends
The Celtics are 1-3-1 ATS in their last five road games. Boston is 3-1-1 ATS in its last five games versus the Eastern Conference.
The Hornets are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall. Charlotte is 7-1 ATS in its last eight games versus the Eastern Conference.
This will be a revenge game for Walker and Rozier, each playing against their former team. I feel as though Rozier might play with a bigger edge considering he felt disrespected late in his time with the Celtics as he could not get consistent minutes which caused him to struggle with his rhythm. I like how the Hornets are playing right now and Boston hasn't been nearly as good on the road. I'm going to take a shot with the points at home on Charlotte.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: CHARLOTTE HORNETS +6.5