Celtics vs Hornets Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Saturday, January 14, 2023

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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

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 8 points, with sportsbooks listing the Celtics as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -338 odds to pick up the win, while the Hornets are listed at +264 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 232.5 points.

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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%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Celtics

Celtics Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jayson Tatum 41 30.6 8.2 4.2 1.1 0.8 3.2
Malcolm Brogdon 37 13.6 4.2 3.8 0.6 0.2 1.8
Marcus Smart 37 11.2 3.4 7.2 1.3 0.4 1.8
Derrick White 43 9.9 3.2 3.4 0.8 1 1.5
Al Horford 33 9.3 6.3 2.6 0.5 1 2

Hornets

Hornets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
LaMelo Ball 19 23.6 5.3 8.5 1.2 0.4 4.2
Terry Rozier 33 21 4.2 5.3 0.8 0.2 2.6
P.J. Washington 42 15.2 4.6 2.3 0.8 1.1 2
Gordon Hayward 21 13.7 4.7 3.9 0.8 0.2 1.1
Mason Plumlee 43 11.3 9.6 3.7 0.7 0.7 0
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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%).

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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.

Celtics vs. Hornets Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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