Monday, January 16, 2017
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Monday, January 16, 2017. The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 20-20. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 105.2 points per game while giving up 104.0 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 25-15. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 107.0 points per game and surrendering 104.7, good for a point differential of 2.3.
Cody Zeller comes into this contest averaging 10.8 points per game while playing 26.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is currently at 67%. Kemba Walker averages 22.9 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 28.2 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Al Horford averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Charlotte averages 105.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 54.6 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 12.1 per game. The Hornets allow 103.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Boston averages 106.9 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 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 37% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 49.1 rebounds per game and 24.9 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 5th with 12.6 per game. The Celtics allow 104.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.6 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Celtics force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
The Hornets have an offensive rating of 108 and a defensive rating of 106.8. In terms of pace they average 96.6 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 31% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 11 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Celtics rating on offense is 111.3 and they have a defensive rating of 108.9. They get 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 11.7 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 19-20-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 23-17-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 22-16-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 21-19-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
01/15/17 G Jeremy Lamb Foot "?" Monday vs. Boston
Boston Celtics Injuries
01/15/17 PG Avery Bradley Achilles "?" Monday vs. Charlotte
01/15/17 C Tyler Zeller Illness "?" Monday vs. Charlotte
01/09/17 G James Young Ankle out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Boston
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