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Charlotte Hornets vs Boston Celtics 12/22/2019 Spread Picks and Previews

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Charlotte Hornets vs Boston Celtics 12-22-2019 Spread Picks and Previews

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

When: December 22, 2019 6:00 PM ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusets
TV: NBC Sports Boston
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

Charlotte Hornets vs Boston Celtics 12/22/2019 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Charlotte Hornets +13 (-107) 209.5 o (-107) +750

Boston Celtics
-13 (-107) 209.5 u (-107) -1200
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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
T. Rozier PG 31 GP 31 GS 33 MIN 17 PTS 0.9 OR 3.8 DR 4.6 REB 4.3 AST 1.3 STL 0.2 BLK 2.7 TO 2.2 PF 1.6 AST/TO 14.42 PER
M. Bridges SF 31 GP 31 GS 30.7 MIN 12.3 PTS 1.2 OR 3.9 DR 5.1 REB 1.7 AST 0.5 STL 0.8 BLK 1.6 TO 2.2 PF 1 AST/TO 11.28 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
J. Tatum PF 26 GP 26 GS 34 MIN 21 PTS 1.2 OR 5.8 DR 6.9 REB 2.8 AST 1.4 STL 0.7 BLK 2.2 TO 2.3 PF 1.3 AST/TO 17.61 PER
J. Brown SG 23 GP 23 GS 33.6 MIN 19.9 PTS 1 OR 5.9 DR 6.9 REB 2.3 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 1.9 TO 3.3 PF 1.2 AST/TO 18.87 PER.

Charlotte Hornets vs Boston Celtics 12/22/2019 Betting Numbers

Trends

Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
Hornets are 3-13-1 ATS in their last 17 games against Boston.
Charlotte are 2-10 SU in their last 12 games against Boston.
Charlotte are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games on the road.
Hornets are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Charlotte’s last 20 games against an opponent in the Atlantic division.
Charlotte are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games played in December.

Boston Celtics

Boston are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston’s last 7 games.
Boston are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games against Charlotte.
Boston are 11-1 SU in their last 12 games at home.
Boston are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Charlotte.
Celtics are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston’s last 9 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston’s last 9 games against an opponent in the Southeast division.
Boston are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games played in December.

Injuries

Charlotte Hornets

No Injuries

Boston Celtics

Gordon Hayward SF Foot is “?” Sunday vs Charlotte
Marcus Smart PG Eye is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Charlotte

Head-to-Head
Charlotte Hornets Boston Celtics
39-41-2 Against the Spread 43-46-2
45-36-1 Straight Up 49-40-2
110 Points per Game 111
111 Points Allowed per Game 107
43.65 Offensive FG% 45.09
74.19 Offensive FT% 80.43
35.98 Offensive 3PT% 35.6
47.51 Defensive FG% 43.35
76.68 Defensive FT% 74.2
35.62 Defensive 3PT% 33.87

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