Saturday, October 29, 2016
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Boston Celtics travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday, October 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has Boston as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.5.
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The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 1-1. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.5 as they are averaging 110.5 points per game while giving up 111.0 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 1-0. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 107.0 points per game and surrendering 96.0, good for a point differential of +11.0.
Al Horford comes into this contest averaging 11 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Isaiah Thomas averages 25 points per game in 34 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.5 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Kemba Walker averages 17 points per game while playing 35 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 2 rebounds per game and has 8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 33% and his free throw percentage currently is at 67%. Nicolas Batum averages 9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 22% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Boston averages 110.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 47.5 rebounds per game and 29 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 15.5 per game. The Celtics allow 111 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 59 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Charlotte averages 107 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 11 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 58 rebounds per game and 27 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 4th with 10 per game. The Hornets allow 96 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 19% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Hornets force 8 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Celtics have an offensive rating of 111.7 and a defensive rating of 112.2. In terms of pace they average 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 58%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Boston turns the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Hornets rating on offense is 110.9 and they have a defensive rating of 99.5. They get 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 9.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 7.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 44%.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 0-2-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 1-1-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 1-0-0 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 1-0-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
10/25/16 PG Marcus Smart Ankle out indefinitely
10/22/16 C Kelly Olynyk Shoulder out indefinitely
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
10/27/16 G Brian Roberts Hamstring "?" Friday vs. Miami
10/27/16 C Frank Kaminsky Foot "?" Friday vs. Miami
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte
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