Monday, April 11, 2016
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Monday, April 11, 2016. The opening line for this game has Boston as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.5.
The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 46-33 and a road record of 17-22. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.7 as they are averaging 103.2 points per game while giving up 100.5 per contest. Charlotte is 7-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 31-18. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Celtics have an overall record of 47-33 and a home record of 27-12. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.9 points per game and surrendering 102.6, good for a point differential of 3.3. Boston has a division record of 10-6 and a conference record of 30-20. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 21.2 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Nicolas Batum averages 15.1 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 22.3 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Avery Bradley averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Charlotte averages 103.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 12.5 per game. The Hornets allow 100.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Boston averages 105.9 points per game this year which ranks them 4th 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 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 53.6 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 12th with 13.8 per game. The Celtics allow 102.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.5 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Celtics force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
The Hornets average 101.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 104.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -0.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 7.3 per contest. The Hornets have an offensive rating of 107 and a defensive rating of 104.2. In terms of pace they average 95.5 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 35% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Celtics score 106.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 111.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 3.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.9 points per game. The Celtics rating on offense is 106.8 and they have a defensive rating of 103.4. They get 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 40-37-2 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 37-40-2 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 40-38-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 38-41-1 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
04/09/16 G Jeremy Lamb Toe "?" Sunday vs. Washington
02/16/16 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte
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