Charlotte Hornets vs. Boston Celtics Odds & Picks 1/19/22

by | Jan 19, 2022 | nba

Charlotte Hornets (24-20 SU, 27-17-0 ATS) vs. Boston Celtics (23-22 SU, 21-22-2 ATS)

When: Wednesday January 19 2022, 07:30 PM (ET)

Where: TD Garden: Boston, Massachusetts

TV: ESPN

Point Spread: CHA 4.5/BOS -4.5 (Opened at BOS -4.5 at MyBookie - Use bonus code PREDICT100 and they’ll give you a 100% real cash bonus up to $300!)

Total: 220.5 (Opened at 221)

Money Line: Charlotte +158/Boston -190)

Power Rating: BOS -4.5

Probable Starting Lineups

Hornets: PG Lamelo Ball, SG Terry Rozier, SF Gordon Hayward, PF Miles Bridges, C Mason Plumlee

Celtics: PG Payton Pritchard, SG Jaylen Brown, SF Jayson Tatum, PF Grant Williams, C Al Horford

Key Injuries

Hornets
Kelly Oubre Jr.: illness (OUT)

Celtics
Marcus Smart: thigh (OUT)

The Charlotte Hornets enter today’s game, having won 7 of their past ten games. When playing away from home, the Hornets have played at a below .500 rate, having gone 12-14. As the road team, Charlotte travels to Boston with a negative plus-minus of -2.9 points. Overall the Hornets are ranked 17th among NBA teams in point differential (-2.3). Among NBA teams, they have played the 4th toughest schedule.

For bettors, taking the Charlotte Hornets to cover the spread has been a winning bet as they have covered the spread in 61.40%% of their games. Their season-long plus-minus against the spread is 1.7.

On offense, the team’s leading scorer is SF Miles Bridges. So far, Bridges is averaging 20.0 points per game while also grabbing over seven rebounds. The Hornets’ best three-point shooter has been Terry Rozier, connecting on 2.97 shots from downtown per game.

The Boston Celtics enter today’s game, having won 2 straight games.
In their past ten contests, the Celtics have played at an above .500 rate, going 7-3. As they get set to host the Hornets, Boston has a positive home plus-minus of 3.0 points. Overall the Celtics are ranked 11th among NBA teams in point differential (0.9). So far, they have played the 10th most difficult schedule.

For bettors, taking the Boston Celtics to cover the spread has been a losing bet as they are covering the spread in 48.80% of their games. Their season-long plus-minus against the spread is -0.1.

On offense, the team’s leading scorer is SF Jayson Tatum. So far, Tatum is averaging 25.51 points per game. Tatum also leads the team in rebounding at nearly nine boards per contest. The Celtics’ best three-point shooter has been Jaylen Brown, connecting on 2.81 shots from downtown per game.

An Eye On Pace

Heading into this matchup, the Charlotte Hornets are one of the fastest-paced teams in the NBA, averaging 92.4 field goal attempts per game. So far, Charlotte has placed emphasis on the three-point shot, generating 38 looks from downtown per contest. On the other side, the Celtics are slightly below the league average at 87.5 field goal attempts while ranking 14th in attempted three-point shots (35.7).

Key Matchups

On offense, the Charlotte Hornets have benefited from the strong play of point guard Lamelo Ball. His 7.6 assists per game are key reason for the team ranking 2nd in assist-to-turnover ratio. This ball movement has translated into Charlotte’s effective field goal percentage of 53.8%, placing them 6th in the NBA. As for Boston, scoring the ball efficiently has been a problem all year, as the team is 23rd in three-point shooting percentage and 19th in points per game (107.6).

The Historicals

Tonight’s game between the Hornets and Celtics will be their second meeting of the season, with Boston taking game one by a score of 140-129 (OT)

How the Public is betting the Hornets vs. Celtics

60% are betting the Hornets against the spread.

55% are wagering on the game to go Over the posted total of 219.5

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Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • The Hornets are 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall.
  • The Hornets are 5-1 ATS in their last six games as a road underdog.
  • The Celtics are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games as a home favorite.

Joe’s Pick To Cover The Spread

This matchup features two teams with completely different strengths. On one side, Charlotte is one of the NBA’s best offensive teams, pairing an up-tempo style of basketball with the ability to score efficiently. On the other, Boston leads the league in several key defensive categories. However, with Marcus Smart’s status in doubt for tonight’s game, look for another high-scoring matchup with Charlotte getting revenge after their first meeting of the year.

Prop Bets Worth Wagering

If you are looking to get in on a player prop, I recommend staying on the Boston end of the court. Throughout the season, Charlotte has struggled to slow down their opponent’s top scorers. Look for Jaylen Brown to surpass his over-under of 24.5 points. Don’t forget to check out our Hornets vs. Celtics preview and pick!