Saturday, April 8, 2017
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Boston Celtics head to Time Warner Cable Arena to take on the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has Boston as 2 point favorites.
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The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 50-29. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.3 as they are averaging 107.7 points per game while giving up 105.4 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 36-43. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.5 points per game and surrendering 104.7, good for a point differential of 0.8.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 38-39-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 37-41-1 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 35-41-3 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 42-37-0 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
04/07/17 C Tyler Zeller Personal "?" Saturday vs. Charlotte
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
02/06/17 PG Ramon Sessions Knee out indefinitely
Isaiah Thomas comes into this game averaging 29.1 points per contest while playing 34 minutes per night so far this year for the Celtics. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per contest and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Al Horford averages 13.9 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Nicolas Batum averages 14.9 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Kemba Walker averages 23.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
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Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 107.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 41.8 rebounds per game and 25 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 13.4 per game. The Celtics allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 105.5 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.76 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 43.7 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 30th with 11.5 per game. The Hornets allow 104.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Hornets force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Celtics have an offensive rating of 110.9 and a defensive rating of 108.6. In terms of pace they average 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Boston turns the ball over an average of 12.3 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 Hornets rating on offense is 109.2 and they have a defensive rating of 108.4. They get 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 10.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston -2
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