Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 3/9/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Bally Sports SE-CHA
The Boston Celtics (39-27) are hitting the road to Spectrum Center on Wednesday where they will meet the Charlotte Hornets (32-33).
The Celtics stepped onto the hardwood against the Nets and notched a win by a score of 126-120 in their last contest. With respect to personal fouls, the Celtics finished with 19 while the Nets accumulated 15 personal fouls. They also buried 12 of their 27 tries from 3-point range. Brooklyn finished shooting 90.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 18 of 20 tries. Furthermore, Brooklyn grabbed 33 boards (12 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 7 blocked shots. Brooklyn doled out 45 assists and had 24 steals in this matchup. Concerning the defense, Boston allowed the other team to go 50.6% from the floor on 45 of 89 shooting. They also doled out 25 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 4 turnovers and having 9 steals. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 37 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. When they shot from the free throw line, the Celtics knocked down 29 of 38 tries for a percentage of 76.3%. Boston ended the game with a 48.2% FG percentage (40 of 83) and converted 17 out of their 36 shots from beyond the arc.
Jayson Tatum is one player who was a major factor in this matchup. He notched 54 points on 16 out of 30 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 41 minutes played and snagged 5 rebounds. Tatum ended up going 53.3% from the floor and totaled 3 dimes.
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Boston will play this game with a win-loss record of 39-27 so far this season. They currently have an average of 109.6 points per outing (17th in the NBA) while hitting 45.6% from the floor. The Celtics are shooting 34.7% on 3-pointers (837 of 2,414) and 81.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Boston is snagging 46.3 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 1,585 dimes on the season, which ranks 13th in the league in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 13.9 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 18.6 fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Celtics are forcing 13.9 turnovers per game while drawing 19.3 personal fouls. They are ranked 1st in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,426 surrendered so far this season. The Celtics defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 43.2% (2,518 of 5,835) and they relinquish 44.5 rebounds per contest as a group. They concede 33.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 3rd in the league in points per game from their opponents (104.1).
For their last game, the Hornets went home victorious with a score of 123-117 against the Spurs. The Hornets pulled down 39 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 50 in this matchup. They coughed up the ball 9 times, while getting 8 steals in this matchup. The Spurs committed 10 fouls in the game which got the Hornets to the free throw line for a total of 29 shots. They were able to knock down 23 of the free throws for a clip of 79.3%. Regarding 3-point attempts, Charlotte knocked down 16 of 42 tries (38.1%). When the game finished, the Hornets went 42 for 91 from the floor which had them at 46.2%. The Hornets permitted the Spurs to make 45 of 98 attempts from the field which had them at 45.9% in this contest. They shot 29.7% from 3-point land by hitting 11 of 37 and ended up shooting 16 of 20 at the free throw line (80.0%). Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Charlotte allowed San Antonio to collect 38 overall (13 offensive).
Terry Rozier was important for the Hornets in this contest. He made 10 of 18 for this contest for a rate of 55.6%, and had 5 rebounds. Rozier totaled 31 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and had 6 assists for the matchup.
Charlotte has a win-loss record of 32-33 so far this year. When it comes to offense, the Hornets are shooting 45.8% from the field, which ranks them 17th in the league. Charlotte has accounted for 7,428 points for the campaign (114.3 per contest) and they snag 45.2 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 27.3 times per game (3rd in basketball) and they cough up possession 13.3 times per game. The Hornets commit 20.0 fouls every game and they hit 73.3% from the charity stripe.
The Charlotte defense surrenders 35.5% on three-point shots (899 of 2,533) and their opposition knocks down 76.0% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 26.1 dimes and 47.9 boards on a nightly basis, which is 29th and 29th in the NBA. The Hornets on the defensive end are ranked 28th in the league in points per game surrendered with 114.6. They are forcing their opponents into 15.2 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.2% from the field (20th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boston
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