Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets 11/07/2019 Odds Picks and Previews
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Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets 11/07/2019 – Someone’s winning streak is definitely going to end on Thursday as the red-hot Boston Celtics (5-1) visit the buzzing Charlotte Hornets (4-3) at the Spectrum Center. Fresh from a 119-113 road win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday, the Celtics are expected to open the favorites in NBA betting lines. However, after racking up three straight victories, the Hornets are slowly building something that could catapult them into playoff conversation this season.
Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets 11/07/2019
Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets 11/07/2019 Betting Odds
Boston Celtics Betting
The Boston Celtics are playing fantastic basketball ever since dropping their season-opener to Atlantic Division rival, the Philadelphia 76ers. Newly-acquired Kemba Walker has been smoking hot, averaging 26.0 points on 40 percent FG shooting. Jayson Tatum seems to have finally regained his mojo back after going through a second-year funk. The biggest news for the Celtics though is Gordon Hayward’s steady return to All-Star status. Two years after suffering a gruesome injury, Hayward came to the place where he broke his leg and dropped a career-high 39 points with 7 rebounds and 8 assists at the Rocket Mortgage Arena.
Players to Watch: Kemba Walker (26.0 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 3.7 APG), Jayson Tatum (21.3 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 2.0 APG), Gordon Hayward (20.3 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 4.3 APG)
Charlotte Hornets Betting
After three straight losses and a 1-3 start, it all seemed like another lost season for the Charlotte Hornets in their first year without All-Star point guard Kemba Walker. Then all of a sudden, Charlotte emerges in the playoff conversation after registering two key wins in California (Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings) and then gutting out a tough overtime victory against the Indiana Pacers, 122-120. Now holding a 4-3 slate, the Hornets can certainly shake things up in the East with a big upset win over the Celtics on Thursday.
Players to Watch: Devonte’ Graham (17.3 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 6.7 APG), Terry Rozier (16.9 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 5.6 APG), P.J. Washington (15.1 PPG, 6.1 RPG, 1.4 APG)
Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets 11/07/2019 Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston’s last 8 games.
Charlotte is 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games.
Enes Kanter C Knee is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Charlotte
Nicolas Batum SG Hand is OUT 3-4 weeks
Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets Betting Picks
All eyes will be on Walker as he returns to the Queen City for the first time since leaving the Hornets last summer. Terry Rozier will also get the chance to prove his worth against his former team that “dumped” him to Charlotte in order to complete the Kemba deal.
Moneyline: The Celtics are going to bag this win but not before surviving a spirited challenge from the home team. The probable return of Kanter and Brown into the starting lineup is going to play a big role in holding off this very good Hornets squad.
ATS: The Celtics will extend their winning streak on Thursday, though they are likely to absorb an ATS loss against the Hornets.
TOTALs: This game will go over the projected O/U totals. The Celtics are looking like a 110ish basketball squad with so many offensive weapons on their roster. The Hornets too are also picking up the scoring, recording 122 points vs. Indiana and 118 points vs. the Kings
Score Prediction: 113-110 Celtics