Boston Celtics at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/19/2018
Monday, November 19, 2018
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The Boston Celtics travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, November 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 2 point favorites.
The Celtics have a record of 9-7. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 2.9 as they average 105.4 points per game while giving up 102.6 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 7-8 this season. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They average 114.9 points per game and surrender 110.3, good for a point differential of 4.6.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 6-10-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 7-9-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 9-6-0 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 7-8-0 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/29/18 F Daniel Theis Plantar Fasciitis is out indefinitely
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
11/17/18 SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Ankle is questionable Monday vs Boston
Kyrie Irving comes into this contest averaging 22.1 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Jayson Tatum averages 15.9 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Kemba Walker averages 28.7 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 6.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Jeremy Lamb averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 105.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 46.8 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 13.3 per game. The Celtics allow 102.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.4 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 7th in the league with 114.9 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 45.0 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 24.8. The Hornets are 29th in turnovers per game with 12.3. The Hornets surrender 110.3 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 23.3 assists allowed per contest and 22nd with 46.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game.
The Celtics are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 102.6, and their offensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 1st. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 22nd. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA. Boston is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 29th in the NBA.
Charlotte is 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Hornets are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 108.6, and their offensive rating of 113.1 is ranked 13th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 12th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte +2
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