Saturday, December 12, 2015
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Boston Celtics travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday, December 12, 2015. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 200.
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The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 13-9 and a road record of 6-5. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.4 as they are averaging 103.2 points per game while giving up 97.9 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 13-8 and a home record of 10-3. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.2 points per game and surrendering 97.9, good for a point differential of 4.3.
Isaiah Thomas comes into this contest averaging 21 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Avery Bradley averages 15.9 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Kemba Walker averages 17.4 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Nicolas Batum averages 16.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Boston averages 103.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 15.8 per game. The Celtics allow 97.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.7 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 18.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Charlotte averages 102.2 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 1st with 12.3 per game. The Hornets allow 97.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Hornets force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 13-9-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 10-11-1 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 12-8-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 9-11-1 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
12/11/15 G R.J. Hunter Hip expected to miss Friday vs. Golden State & Saturday vs. Charlotte
11/23/15 PG Marcus Smart Knee out indefinitely
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/01/15 C Al Jefferson Calf expected to miss 2-3 weeks
11/05/15 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte
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