Charlotte Hornets vs Boston Celtics Prediction, 4/4/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Boston Celtics
Date: Sunday, April 4, 2021
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
TV: NBC Sports Boston
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte (+1.5)
TD Garden is the site where and the Boston Celtics (24-25) will play the Charlotte Hornets (25-23) on Sunday. Boston opens this game as 1.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 219.
The Charlotte Hornets played the Indiana Pacers and walked away with a win by a score of 114-97 in their last game. Charlotte ended the contest with a 45.3% field goal percentage (43 out of 95) and made 8 of their 31 3-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Hornets buried 20 of 29 attempts for a rate of 69.0%. In reference to getting rebounds, they earned 44 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 27 assists for this contest while forcing 20 turnovers and getting 16 steals. When discussing defending, Charlotte allowed the other team to go 46.3% from the floor on 38 of 82 shooting. Indiana earned 29 dimes and had 7 steals for the game. Moreover, Indiana pulled down 48 rebounds (9 offensive, 39 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Indiana finished the game at 57.9% from the charity stripe by making 11 of 19 attempts. They also converted 10 of their 33 shots from long range.
Terry Rozier is one guy who came through in this game. He accumulated 15 points on 6 of 23 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 39:12 minutes played and snagged 6 boards. Rozier ended up shooting 26.1% from the floor and recorded 3 assists. Someone else that was a factor in the game for the Hornets was P.J. Washington. He totaled 2 rebounds in his 29:38 minutes on the hardwood. He finished the game at 40.0% from the floor in this contest by connecting on 6-of-15 (13 points). When the game finished, Washington earned 2 assists.
Charlotte comes into this matchup with a mark of 25-23 for the campaign. The Hornets are hitting 38.1% on three-point shots (666 of 1,747) and 77.4% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 111.2 points per game (20th in basketball) while connecting on 45.9% from the field. They are losing possession via turnover 15.4 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 18.2 fouls per contest. As a unit, Charlotte is snagging 44.1 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,284 assists for the campaign, which ranks 5th in the league in terms of passing. Defensively, the Hornets have forced 15.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.0 fouls. The Hornets defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 46.8% (727 of 914) and they concede 44.9 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are ranked 30th in the league in giving up assists with 1,327 relinquished so far this year. They surrender 36.3% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 17th in the league in PPG allowed (111.8).
When they last stepped on the court, the Boston Celtics took home the win by a final score of 118-102 against the Houston Rockets. The Celtics were able to collect 39 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards for a total of 50 in this matchup. They gave up possession 13 times, while getting 9 steals in the matchup. The Rockets committed 11 fouls for the contest which got the Celtics to the free throw line for a total of 12 attempts. They were able to make 9 of the free throws for a percentage of 75.0%. In regard to shooting from 3-point land, Boston made 17 of their 41 tries (41.5%). At the conclusion of this game, the Celtics finished the game shooting 46 for 88 from the field which gave them a percentage of 52.3%. The Celtics allowed the Rockets to bury 37 of 86 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.0% in the matchup. They went 33.3% from 3-point land by shooting 12 out of 36 and walked away from this one shooting 16 of 26 from the charity stripe (61.5%). In relation to rebounds, Boston permitted Houston to pull down 40 in total (10 offensive).
Jayson Tatum ended up being a factor for the Celtics in the matchup. He knocked down 9 of 17 in this game for a rate of 52.9%, and accumulated 9 rebounds. Tatum accumulated 26 points in his 31:42 mins of playing time, but left the arena with no assists. An additional guy who came through for Boston was Jaylen Brown. He finished this one with 2 dimes in 27:26 mins played, and he shot 9 out of 20 from the floor. Brown walked away from this one going 45.0% from the field as well as notching 22 points and 11 rebounds.
Boston has a record of 24-25 this year. The Celtics are responsible for committing 20.6 fouls every game and they connect on 76.2% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 23.1 times per contest (24th in the league) and they are turning it over 13.8 times per game. Boston has scored 5,504 pts for the season (112.3 per game) and they average 44.0 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offense, the Celtics are connecting on 46.9% from the field, which ranks 13th in the NBA. The Celtics on defense are ranked 12th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 111.1. They concede 23.6 dimes and 42.4 rebounds per contest, which is 6th and 8th in the league. The Boston defense concedes 37.3% on shots from behind the 3-point line (634 of 1,702) and their opposition knocks down 77.8% of their free throw attempts. They are able to force 14.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 46.6% from the floor (14th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Charlotte (+1.5)
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