Friday, December 16, 2016
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Friday, December 16, 2016. The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 14-12. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.9 as they are averaging 104.3 points per game while giving up 102.5 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 13-12. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.3 points per game and surrendering 103.2, good for a point differential of 1.2.
Nicolas Batum comes into this contest averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Kemba Walker averages 22.6 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.2 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 26 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Al Horford averages 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Charlotte averages 104.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 55.4 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 12 per game. The Hornets allow 102.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Boston averages 104.3 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 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 36% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 49.6 rebounds per game and 24.8 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 4th with 12.4 per game. The Celtics allow 103.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.1 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Celtics force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
The Hornets have an offensive rating of 106.5 and a defensive rating of 104.6. In terms of pace they average 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Celtics rating on offense is 108.9 and they have a defensive rating of 107.6. They get 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 11.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 12-13-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 15-11-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 12-12-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 9-16-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Boston Celtics Injuries
12/15/16 F Gerald Green Hip "?" Friday vs. Charlotte
12/15/16 PG Isaiah Thomas Groin "?" Friday vs. Charlotte
Tony's Pick: Take Boston -1.5
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