Boston Celtics at Charlotte Hornets NBA Tips 3/23/2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019
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The Boston Celtics travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday, March 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 3 point favorites.
The Celtics have a record of 43-29. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 5.0 as they average 112.7 points per game while giving up 107.7 per contest. The Hornets have an overall mark of 32-39. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They total 110.4 points per contest and give up 111.5, which is a point differential of -1.1.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 34-36-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 40-32-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 30-38-2 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 39-31-0 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
03/22/19 C Aron Baynes Ankle is downgraded to out Saturday vs Charlotte
03/21/19 SF Gordon Hayward Neck is questionable Saturday vs Charlotte
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
03/21/19 F Cody Zeller Knee is questionable Saturday vs Boston
03/21/19 SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Boston
Kyrie Irving comes into this contest averaging 23.9 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 87%. Jayson Tatum averages 16.0 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Kemba Walker averages 25.0 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 5.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Jeremy Lamb averages 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 112.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 44.6 rebounds per game and 26.4 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 13.0 per game. The Celtics allow 107.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 23.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 20th in the league with 110.4 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -1.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 44.3 boards per game, and 23rd in assists per contest with 22.9. The Hornets are 29th in turnovers per game with 12.6. The Hornets surrender 111.5 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 25.7 assists allowed per contest and 20th with 45.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets were 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game last season.
The Celtics are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 107.4, and their offensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 6th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA. Boston is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 21st in the NBA.
Charlotte is 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Hornets are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 111.8, and their offensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 21st. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston -3
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