Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets 12/31/2019 Odds Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
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
Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets 12/31/2019 Betting Odds
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)
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)
Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets 12/31/2019 Betting Numbers
Boston are 12-6 ATS in their last 18 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte’s last 6 games.
Jaylen Brown SF Illness is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs Charlotte
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