The Boston Celtics (31-12) are favorites, by eight points as they visit the Charlotte Hornets (11-32) on January 14, 2023 at Spectrum Center. This contest features one of the hottest teams in the league against one of the coldest, as the Celtics have won five in a row, and are 8-2 in their past 10 games. The Hornets, on the other hand, have lost three straight, and have gone 2-8 in their past 10. A 232.5-point over/under is set for the matchup.
How to bet Celtics vs. Hornets
Boston Celtics vs. Charlotte Hornets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 8 points, with sportsbooks listing the Celtics as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -338 odds to pick up the win, while the Hornets are listed at +264 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 232.5 points.
Celtics vs. Hornets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, January 14, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBCS
- Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
- Arena: Spectrum Center
Celtics vs. Hornets Betting Trends
The Celtics are 23-19-1 against the spread this season. Boston has been the favorite in 41 games this season and has come away with the win 29 times (70.7%) in those contests. Celtics games this year have gone over the point total 53.5% of the time (23 out of 43 games with a set point total).
In the Hornets’ 43 games this year, they have 17 wins against the spread. Charlotte has won 21.2% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (7-26). Hornets games this season have gone over the total in 22 of 43 opportunities (51.2%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Celtics vs. Hornets Injury Report
Hornets: Gordon Hayward: Doubtful (Hamstring), Kelly Oubre: Out (Hand), Miles Bridges: Out (Personal)
What you need to know about the Boston Celtics
Boston is allowing 112.3 points per game this season (13th-ranked in NBA), but it has really played well offensively, scoring 118.4 points per game (second-best). Offensively the Celtics have played better when playing at home this year, scoring 122 points per game, compared to 114.7 per game when playing on the road. The Celtics have seen an increase in scoring lately, putting up 119.5 points per game in their last 10 outings, 1.1 points more than the 118.4 they’ve scored this season.
Boston ranks second-best in the NBA by sinking 15.4 threes per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks eighth in the league at 36.9%. Of the shots attempted by the Celtics in 2022-23, 52.7% of them have been two-pointers (63.5% of the team’s made baskets) and 47.3% have been threes (36.5%).
What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets
Charlotte is 21st in the league in points scored (112.2 per game) and third-worst in points allowed (118.6). The Hornets average 109.5 points per game at home, and 114.3 away. In their past 10 games, the Hornets are scoring 115 points per game, 2.8 more than their season average (112.2).
Charlotte is 23rd in the league in 3-pointers made (11.1 per game) and worst in 3-point percentage (32.9%). The Hornets attempt 36.3% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 26.5% of their made shots are from there. Inside the arc, they take 63.7% of their shots, with 73.5% of their makes coming from there.
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