Charlotte Hornets vs Boston Celtics 12/22/2019 Spread Picks and Previews
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Charlotte Hornets vs Boston Celtics 12/22/2019 – Terry Rozier will be battling his old team as he pays the Boston Celtics a visit at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusets this Sunday, December 22 at 6 pm Eastern Time. The Charlotte Hornets are coming off back-to-back losses against the Utah Jazz and Cleveland Cavaliers while the Celtics currently second in the Eastern Conference and they won their last two games. This basketball game is scheduled to air at the NBC Sports Boston while live stream is free to NBA League Pass subscribers. The Celtics are much favored by NBA Betting Covers to win this game against the Hornets.
Charlotte Hornets vs Boston Celtics 12/22/2019
Charlotte Hornets vs Boston Celtics 12/22/2019 Betting Odds
Charlotte Hornets Betting
The Hornets are or second game of a back-to-back and they lost to the Jazz by 7 points. Devonte Graham is having a career season averaging 19.1 points and against the Jazz he did 22 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists. Traded for Kemba Walker, Terry Rozier has an increased role with the Hornets and he is doing 17 points,4.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game. Against the Jazz, Rozier had 29 points. This has been the season that Cody Zeller had been healthy and he often reaches double-double production He currently averages 11.9 points and 8 rebounds per game. Against a Brian Stevens-run team, the Hornets need to be more calculated in their actions to kee this game close especially that the Celtics lost only one after 12 home games.
Players to watch: D. Graham PG 31 GP 21 GS 34.3 MIN 19.1 PTS 1 OR 2.7 DR 3.7 REB 7.5 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 3 TO 1.8 PF 2.5 AST/TO 17.66 PER
Boston Celtics Betting
Acquiring and paying a lot for Kemba Walker in the offseason has paid well for the Celtics so far. He has averaged 22.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 5.4 assists. Walker is now in his best winning situation for his entire career and he is inspired to do more with a more talented supporting cast. It is interesting to watch him host the Charlotte Hornets in Boston. Jayson Tatum is having another All-Star season with 21 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.4 steals a game. Enes Kanter is coming to his own after missing most of the start of the season as he grabbed 18 rebounds against the Pistons’ Drummond and Griffin. The depth of the Celtics despite not having Gordon Hayward and Marcus Smart won’t blemish the chances of the Hornets pulling an upset against the Celtics.
Players to Watch: K. Walker PG 25 GP 25 GS 32.3 MIN 22.6 PTS 0.8 OR 3.4 DR 4.2 REB 5.4 AST 0.9 STL 0.6 BLK 2.4 TO 1.6 PF 2.3 AST/TO 22.53 PER
Charlotte Hornets vs Boston Celtics 12/22/2019 Betting Numbers
Charlotte are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
Boston are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.
Gordon Hayward SF Foot is “?” Sunday vs Charlotte
Charlotte Hornets vs Boston Celtics Betting Picks
The Celtics are looking to start a new winning streak before they head to their Christmas game against the Toronto Raptors in Canada. It is easy to put your money on the Celtics according to Best Sports Book Online since there isn’t much on the Hornets after their starting roster. Charlotte should fall to a three-game losing streak after this match.
Moneyline: Being the underdogs, the Hornets are at +750 on the moneyline while Celtics are handed a -1200.
ATS: It is a wide 13-point spread between the two competing teams with the Celtics owning a -13 while Hornets are on the other end at +13.
TOTALs: 209.5 is predicted total for both teams with the Hornets going over while the Celtics are the team under.
Score Prediction: 115-102 Celtics