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Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets 12/31/2019 Odds Picks and Previews

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Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets 12-31-2019 Odds Picks and Previews

Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets 12/31/2019 – The Boston Celtics (22-8) will travel to the Queen City on Tuesday, gunning for their third win in as many games against the Charlotte Hornets (13-22) this season. Odds-makers give the Celtics a significant edge on the road, putting them as 8.5-point favorites over the Hornets who have been tumbling down the Eastern Conference standings the past two weeks.

Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets 12/31/2019

When: December 31, 2019 3:00 PM ET
Where: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
TV: NBSB
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets 12/31/2019 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Boston Celtics -8.5 (-110) 209.5 o (-110) -398

Charlotte Hornets
+8.5 (-110) 209.5 u (-110) +342
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Boston Celtics Betting

The Boston Celtics’ five-game winning run ended on Saturday at the hands of Atlantic Division rivals, the Toronto Raptors, 113-97. Kemba Walker fired 30 points and Jaylen Brown added 17 in the losing cause. The Celtics couldn’t find their marks all game as they just shot 39 percent from the field and 21 percent from beyond the arc.

Players to Watch: Kemba Walker (22.5 PPG and 5.2 APG)
Jayson Tatum (21.2 PPG and 7.0 RPG)
Jaylen Brown (20.6 PPG and 7.0 RPG).

Charlotte Hornets Betting

The Hornets’ are currently on a five-game losing skid and desperately looking for a win to address their fading playoff chances. Sunday’s 104-117 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies saw Malik Monk scored a team-high 18 points off the bench, while Devonte’ Graham recorded 16 points with 10 markers. Three-point shooting continues to be the biggest issue for the Hornets, who just converted nine of their 31 shot attempts from deep.

Players to Watch: Devonte’ Graham (19.1 PPG and 7.7 APG)
Terry Rozier (17.3 PPG, 4.3 APG and 4.5 RPG)
P.J Washington (12.4 PPG and 5.2 RPG)

Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets 12/31/2019 Betting Numbers

Trends

Boston Celtics

Boston are 12-6 ATS in their last 18 games.
Celtics are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
Boston are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Charlotte.
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.
Boston are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Charlotte.
Boston are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games this season.
Celtics are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Boston are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Southeast division.

Charlotte Hornets

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte’s last 6 games.
Charlotte are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte’s last 7 games against Boston.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Charlotte’s last 9 games at home.
Charlotte are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games when playing at home against Boston.
Charlotte are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games this season.
Hornets are 5-11 SU in their last 16 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Charlotte are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Atlantic division.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte’s last 6 games played in December.

Injuries

Boston Celtics

Jaylen Brown SF Illness is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs Charlotte

Charlotte Hornets

No Injuries

Head-to-Head
Boston Celtics Charlotte Hornets
43-46 Against the Spread 39-41
49-40 Straight Up 45-36
111 Points per Game 110
107 Points Allowed per Game 111
45.81 Offensive FG% 43.54
80.39 Offensive FT% 73.95
35.56 Offensive 3PT% 35.34
43.84 Defensive FG% 47.69
73.96 Defensive FT% 76.63
34.15 Defensive 3PT% 35.74

Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets Betting Picks

The Celtics should be the popular NBA betting pick to win the game vs. the Hornets based on the results of their last two head-to-head meetings this season.

Moneyline: The Celtics simply dominated their matchup vs. the Hornets this season, beating them by an average winning margin of 20 points. The Celtics are 9-6 on the road and 19-4 as the favorites coming into the game.

ATS: Taking the Celtics’ average winning margin over the Hornets this season into account, bettors should feel confident taking Boston at 8.5-point NBA spread favorites.

TOTALs: The total opened at 209 points. The Celtics and Hornets combined for 195 points in the first game and 180 points in the second. Obviously, picking UNDER looks like a smart decision since these teams tend to play at a much slower pace every time they play each other.

Score Prediction: 103 – 92 Celtics