Charlotte Hornets at Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 11/10/2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
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The Charlotte Hornets head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics on Friday, November 10, 2017. The opening line for this game has Boston as 5 point favorites.
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The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 5-6. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.4 as they are averaging 104.9 points per game while giving up 106.3 per contest. The Celtics have an overall mark of 10-2. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 103.8 points per contest and giving up 94.6, which is a point differential of 9.2.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 5-6-0 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 5-6-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 10-2-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 4-8-0 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
11/07/17 SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Personal is "?" Friday vs. Boston
10/16/17 PG Michael Carter-Williams Knee is out indefinitely
10/16/17 G Nicolas Batum Elbow OUT 6-8 weeks
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
11/08/17 C Al Horford Concussion is "?" Friday vs Charlotte
11/08/17 PF Jayson Tatum Ankle left last game, is doubtful Friday vs Charlotte
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
Kemba Walker comes into this game averaging 21.8 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 90%. Jeremy Lamb averages 17.4 points per contest in 30.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.4 assists per game and 5.1 rebounds per contest for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Al Horford has scored 14.6 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per game this season for the Celtics. He hauls in 9.2 rebounds per contest and has 4.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Kyrie Irving averages 22 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 33.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.3 rebounds per game and 5.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 104.9 points per contest this year, which is 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.36 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 18th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 47.7 boards per contest and 19.5 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 29th with 13.7 per game. The Hornets allow 106.3 points per contest which is 17th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 12th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they allow 23.6 assists per game which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 21st in the NBA with 103.8 points per contest this season. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 9.25. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 15th in the league. They are 5th in the NBA in rebounding with 47.5 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 23. The Celtics are 25th in turnovers per contest with 14.6. The Celtics give up 94.6 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 20.3 dimes allowed per game and 9th with 42.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Celtics are 12th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per contest this year.
The Hornets are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 106.9, and their offensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 13th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 19th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA. Charlotte is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 21st in the NBA.
Boston is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 30th in the league. The Celtics are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.3, and their defensive rating of 97.7 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte +5
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