The Boston Celtics (39-16) are favorites by 11 points when they host the Charlotte Hornets (15-41) on February 10, 2023 at TD Garden. The contest sees one of the highest-scoring teams in the league versus one of the poorest defensive teams, as the Celtics are fifth in points scored per game (117.4), while the Hornets are 27th in points allowed (118.6). The point total in this contest is 225.5.
How to bet Celtics vs. Hornets
Boston Celtics vs. Charlotte Hornets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 11 points, with oddsmakers listing the Celtics as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -596 odds to pick up the win, while the Hornets are listed at +433 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 225.5 points.
Celtics vs. Hornets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, February 10, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: Boston, Massachusetts
- Arena: TD Garden
Celtics vs. Hornets Betting Trends
The Celtics have played 55 games, with 28 wins against the spread. Boston has been chosen as the favorite in 52 games this year and has walked away with the win 37 times (71.2%) in those games. Celtics games this year have gone over the point total 27 times in 56 opportunities (48.2%).
In the Hornets’ 56 games this season, they have 22 wins against the spread. Charlotte has won 23.3% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (10-33). Hornets games this year have eclipsed the over/under 27 times in 56 opportunities (48.2%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Celtics vs. Hornets Injury Report
Hornets: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk: Out (Trade Pending), Cody Martin: Out (Knee), Kelly Oubre: Out (Hand), Miles Bridges: Out (Personal)
What you need to know about the Boston Celtics
In terms of points, Boston is dominating both offensively and defensively, as it ranks fifth-best in the league in points scored (117.4 per game) and fifth-best in points allowed (111.4 per contest). The Celtics are putting up 120.9 points per game at home. In road games, they are averaging 113.7 points per contest. The Celtics have seen a downturn in scoring recently, putting up 111.2 points per game in their last 10 contests, 6.2 points fewer than the 117.4 they’ve scored this year.
Boston is top-five this year in three-point shooting, ranking second-best in the league with 15.6 three-pointers per game. Meanwhile, it ranks seventh with a 37.4% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Celtics have taken 52.6% two-pointers (accounting for 62.6% of the team’s baskets) and 47.4% three-pointers (37.4%).
What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets
Charlotte is 24th in the NBA in points scored (111.9 per game) and fourth-worst in points allowed (118.6). At home the Hornets are putting up 110.4 points per game, 2.6 fewer points than they are averaging away (113). In their last 10 games, the Hornets are averaging 109.6 points per game, compared to their season average of 111.9.
Beyond the arc, Charlotte is 25th in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (10.7). It is worst in 3-point percentage at 32.1%. The Hornets take 64% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 36% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 74.4% of the Hornets’ buckets are 2-pointers, and 25.6% are 3-pointers.
Our pick to win this game is the Celtics, and we expect that Celtics will cover the spread (Celtics -11). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 225.5 points.
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