Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Boston Celtics travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, December 23, 2015. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.5.
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The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 15-13 and a road record of 7-6. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.9 as they are averaging 103.4 points per game while giving up 99.5 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 15-12 and a home record of 11-4. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.4 points per game and surrendering 99.1, good for a point differential of 3.3.
Isaiah Thomas comes into this contest averaging 21 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Avery Bradley averages 15.3 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Kemba Walker averages 18 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Nicolas Batum averages 16.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Boston averages 103.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 53.1 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 15.6 per game. The Celtics allow 99.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.6 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 17.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Charlotte averages 102.4 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 1st with 12.8 per game. The Hornets allow 99.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Hornets force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 15-12-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 14-13-1 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 14-12-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 13-13-1 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
12/21/15 F Amir Johnson Foot "?" Wednesday vs. Charlotte
12/21/15 F Jared Sullinger Back "?" Wednesday vs. Charlotte
11/23/15 PG Marcus Smart Knee out indefinitely
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/17/15 C Al Jefferson Suspension expected to miss 5 games; eligible to return December 26th
11/05/15 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Boston
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