Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 10/25/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Monday, October 25, 2021
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Bally Sports SE-CHA
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (-1)
The Boston Celtics (1-2) are headed to Spectrum Center on Monday where they will take on the Charlotte Hornets (3-0). Charlotte opens this matchup as 1-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 225.5.
The Celtics took the court against the Rockets and walked away with a win by a score of 107-97 in their last game. Boston finished the contest having earned a 44.2% FG percentage (38 of 86) and converted 15 of their 47 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Celtics knocked down 16 of their 20 attempts for a rate of 80.0%. When discussing rebounding, they earned 43 with 6 of them being offensive. They also recorded 22 assists in this contest while forcing the other team into 4 turnovers and getting 10 steals. Regarding the defense, Boston allowed the other team to go 42.7% from the field on 32 of 75 shooting. Houston distributed 40 assists and had 20 steals for this game. Moreover, Houston had 35 rebounds (5 offensive, 30 defensive) and had 6 blocks. Houston ended up shooting 79.2% when shooting free throws by making 19 of their 24 tries. They also made 14 out of their 32 attempts from three-point range.
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Jayson Tatum is one guy who was important for this game. He racked up 31 points on 12 out of 24 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 37 minutes played and also grabbed 9 boards. Tatum finished the contest at 50.0% from the floor and distributed 2 assists.
Boston comes into this game with a record of 1-2 on the campaign. They average 108.0 pts per game (19th in basketball) while shooting 41.4% from the field. The Celtics are shooting 34.1% on shots beyond the perimeter (47 of 138) and 75.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, Boston is pulling in 47.0 boards per game and has racked up 75 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 10th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 18.3 times per contest and as a squad they commit 21.7 fouls every game. On the defensive end, the Celtics are able to force 17.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.3 fouls. The Celtics defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 44.6% (51 of 55) and they surrender 51.7 boards per game as a group. They are ranked 16th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 69 conceded so far this season. They concede 36.6% from beyond the arc and they are 26th in the NBA in PPG allowed (116.7).
The last time they took the court, the Hornets got the victory with a final of 111-95 against the Nets. The Hornets earned 38 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 48 for the game. They also turned it over 12 times, while getting 10 steals for the matchup. The Nets committed 17 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Hornets to the charity stripe for 19 shots. They were able to make 15 of them for a clip of 78.9%. With respect to shooting from 3-point land, Charlotte knocked down 10 of their 30 tries (33.3%). In all, the Hornets finished the game shooting 43 for 94 from the floor which gave them a rate of 45.7%. The Hornets allowed the Nets to convert 38 out of 87 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 43.7% in this contest. They finished 25.7% from three-point range by hitting 9 of 35 and ended up going 10 of 12 from the charity stripe (83.3%). With respect to rebounding, Charlotte allowed Brooklyn to collect 35 in total (9 offensive).
Miles Bridges was important for the Hornets for the contest. He buried 9 of 16 in the game for a rate of 56.3%, and totaled 9 rebounds. Bridges racked up 32 points in his 35 mins on the hardwood and had 2 assists in the game.
Charlotte has a win-loss mark of 3-0 so far this season. The Hornets have committed 18.0 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 74.6% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 29.0 times per game (1st in the league) and they are giving up possession 12.7 times per game. Charlotte has tallied 357 pts so far this year (119.0 per contest) and they grab 46.7 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offense, the Hornets are hitting on 46.9% from the floor, which is 8th in basketball. The Hornets on the defensive side of the court are 14th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 109.7. They are able to force 17.7 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 47.1% from the floor (23rd in the league). The Charlotte defense allows 31.0% on shots from 3-point land (35 of 113) and opponents are converting on 85.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 24.3 assists and 43.7 boards per game, which has them ranked 19th and 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Boston (-1)
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