Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/7/2019
Thursday, November 7, 2019
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Spectrum Center is the site where Devonte' Graham and the Charlotte Hornets (4-3, 2nd in the Southeast Division) will take on the Boston Celtics (5-1, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) on Thursday. Boston opens this matchup as 6 point favorites. The over/under opens at 219.
The Celtics cover the spread 60.0% of the time, having gone 3-2-1 ATS. Charlotte is covering the spread 71.4% of the time, going 5-2-0 against the spread.
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
11/6/2019 Robert Williams C Hip Game Time Decision
11/6/2019 Enes Kanter C Knee Game Time Decision
11/6/2019 Jaylen Brown SG Infection Game Time Decision
11/6/2019 Daniel Theis PF Ankle Game Time Decision
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
11/5/2019 Nicolas Batum SF Finger Expected to be out until at least Nov 20
11/5/2019 P.J PF Lower Leg Game Time Decision
Jayson Tatum comes into this contest averaging 21.3 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 75%. Kemba Walker averages 26.0 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Devonte' Graham averages 17.3 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 6.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Cody Zeller averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.5 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 110.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 46.2 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 12.0 per game. The Celtics allow 104.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.5 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 21.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 18th in the league with 107.9 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -5.7. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 42.4 boards per game, and 13th in assists per contest with 23.9. The Hornets are 7th in turnovers per game with 17.7. The Hornets surrender 113.6 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 26.3 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 44.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.6 per game.
The Celtics are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 103.3, and their offensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 12th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 101.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 17th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA. Boston is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 20th in the NBA.
Charlotte is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 4th in the NBA. The Hornets are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 111.9, and their offensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 27th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte +6
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