Boston Celtics(22-8) at Charlotte Hornets(13-22)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 2:00PM(Spectrum Center
Line and Odds: Boston Celtics +7.5– Over/Under: 210.5
Free NBA Pick Charlotte Hornets vs Boston Celtics
The Celtics are coming into this game sitting at number two in the Eastern Conference. Jaylen Brown has been ruled out of this contest due to illness. Brown is averaging 20 points per game on the season, his absence will definitely leave a hole in the Celtics offense. Leading team scorer Kemba Walker will be returning home to play the team that drafted him. Walker is averaging 22 points per contest and has played a key role in this team’s success. Kemba spreads the floor while also drawing coverage to himself with his dynamic scoring ability. Walker will be looking to make a statement in his return to Charlotte. This young team is fighting to keep control of a top spot in the east. With the Miami Heat only sitting a game behind Boston, The Celtics know every game counts.
The Charlotte Hornets are riding into this bout on a 5 game losing streak. Sitting at 10th in the Eastern Conference the Hornets have not made much noise throughout the league. Young guard Devonte’ Graham has been a bright spot on this roster averaging 7 assists and 19 points per game. Graham is doing his all to fill the very big shoes of Kemba walker that were left empty with his departure to the Celtics. The Hornets offense has been subpar this season only averaging 104 points per contest. Charlotte does not have a scorer who is averaging over 20 points per game, with these low numbers it makes it difficult to come out victorious in the majority of games. The Hornets will be looking to snap their 5 game losing streak in front of their home crowd.
Cover The Spread 365 NBA Betting Trends:
- Boston are 12-6 ATS in their last 18 games.
- Boston are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games against Charlotte.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games on the road.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte’s last 6 games.
- Charlotte are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.
- Charlotte are 5-11 SU in their last 16 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Free NBA Prediction Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets
In this contest, I would put my bet on the Boston Celtics. The Celtics are on a hot streak and have a far more talented starting 5 then Charlotte. The Hornets do not have a high powered offense and will have trouble keeping pace with the talented Celtics squad. The Celtics are sitting atop the east and will handle up on low tier Hornets squad.
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