Charlotte Hornets vs Boston Celtics Prediction, 4/28/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Boston Celtics
Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
TV: NBC Sports Boston
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte (+4.5)
TD Garden is the venue where and the Boston Celtics (32-29) will play the Charlotte Hornets (30-30) on Wednesday. Boston opens this contest as 4.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 220.
The Hornets faced off with the Celtics and walked away with a win by a score of 125-104 in their last contest. Charlotte ended having earned a 50.5% FG percentage (47 out of 93) and knocked down 21 of 43 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Hornets knocked down 10 of 11 attempts for a rate of 90.9%. Pertaining to hauling in boards, they collected 46 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 39 dimes for the matchup while creating 13 turnovers and getting 7 steals. Regarding defense, Charlotte allowed 38.6% from the field on 34 out of 88 shooting. Boston distributed 18 assists and had 6 steals for the game. Additionally, Boston totaled 41 boards (11 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 8 blocked shots. Boston finished shooting 84.6% at the charity stripe by knocking down 22 of 26 tries. They converted 14 out of their 41 tries from long range.
Devonte' Graham is one player who was a contributor in this game. He accumulated 24 points on 7 out of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 31:41 mins and snagged 2 boards. Graham finished the game shooting 50.0% from the field and recorded 9 assists. Another guy that played a role in this matchup for the Hornets was P.J. Washington. He totaled 12 rebounds in 38:36 min played on the night. He finished the game shooting 66.7% from the field for the matchup by hitting 8-of-12 (22 points). At the conclusion of this game, Washington had 5 assists.
Charlotte steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 30-30 this year. They are averaging 109.9 points per outing (22nd in basketball) while hitting 45.8% from the field. The Hornets are connecting on 37.7% on shots beyond the perimeter (839 of 2,224) and 77.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Charlotte is pulling in 43.6 boards per game and has 1,615 assists this season, which is 7th in the league in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 15.1 times per game and as a team are committing 18.0 fouls every game. Defensively, the Hornets have forced 15.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.2 fouls. They are 29th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,636 surrendered so far this season. The Hornets are allowing a shooting percentage of 46.6% (898 of 1,093) and they relinquish 44.7 rebounds per game as a group. They surrender 36.7% on shots from distance and they are 13th in the league in PPG from their opponents (111.1).
In their loss to Charlotte, the Celtics pulled down 30 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 41 for this game. They coughed it up 13 times, while getting 6 steals for the game. The Hornets committed 21 fouls for the contest which took the Celtics to the charity stripe for a total of 26 attempts. They were able to convert 22 of the free throws for a percentage of 84.6%. Pertaining to shooting from 3-point land, Boston converted 14 of their 41 attempts (34.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Celtics shot 34 for 88 from the field which had them at 38.6%. The Celtics permitted the Hornets to knock down 47 of their 93 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.5% for this contest. They finished 48.8% from three-point range by shooting 21 out of 43 and walked away from this one shooting 10 of 11 from the free throw line (90.9%). In the matter of rebounding, Boston allowed Charlotte to get 46 in total (10 on the offensive glass).
Jaylen Brown ended up being important for the Celtics in this game. He buried 8 out of 22 in the game for a rate of 36.4%, and had 8 rebounds. Brown earned 20 points in his 34:50 minutes of playing time and accumulated 2 dimes in this matchup. One more player that ended up playing a role for Boston was Kemba Walker. He ended up walking away with 4 dimes in 29:29 mins on the hardwood, and he shot 7 of 17 from the floor. Walker walked away from this one going 41.2% from the floor while notching 20 points and 6 boards.
Boston has a win-loss record of 32-29 for the campaign. Boston has tallied 6,826 pts so far this year (111.9 per contest) and they grab 44.3 boards per game. The Celtics are committing 20.1 fouls every game and they go 77.6% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Celtics are shooting 46.7% from the field, which is 15th in the NBA. They are getting an assist 23.2 times per contest (24th in basketball) and they turn it over 14.2 times per game. The Celtics on the defensive side of the court are 10th in the NBA in points allowed per game with 110.2. They are forcing 14.1 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.3% from the floor (11th in the NBA). The Boston defense concedes 37.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (787 of 2,128) and their opposition knocks down 78.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 24.0 assists and 42.2 rebounds per game, which is ranked 7th and 6th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Boston (-4.5) and over 220 points
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