The Boston Celtics and Charlotte Hornets collide at the Hive on Thursday, November 7, 2019.

Basketball Celtics on a Roll

The Boston Celtics were humiliated by the Philadelphia 76ers on opening night. Since then, the men in green have been on a roll with a string of five straight wins. In their last outing, the Celtics picked up a 119-113 road win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Gordon Hayward played his best game since suffering a gruesome leg injury two seasons ago. The former Utah Jazz star scored 39 points on 17-20 shooting while adding seven board and a team-high 8 assists against the Cavs. Kemba Walker added 25 points while Jayston Tatum added 18 markers.

The Celtics are 17th in the league in scoring at 110.3 points per game. Boston is 13th off the glass at 46.2 rebounds per contest. The C’s are 21st in passing at 22.2 dimes per contest. The men in green have allowed just 104.7 points per game this season, 7th best in the entire league.

What are the Moneyline Odds?





Odds from BetOnline as of 11/06/19

Basketball Hornets Starting to Buzz

The Charlotte Hornets opened the 2019-20 NBA season with a 1-3 SU record after suffering an early three-game losing streak. However, the Hornets have won three straight games over the Kings, Warriors, and Pacers. In their last game, they outlasted the Indiana Pacers 122-120 in overtime.

Devonte Graham scored a career-high 35 points against Indiana as the Hornets erased a 14-point fourth-quarter lead and force the game to overtime. Former Celtics guard Terry Rozier scored 22 points while Miles Bridges and PJ Washington combined for 34 points. Washington is listed as day-to-day after suffering a leg injury against the Pacers.

The Hornets rank 24th in rebounding at 42.4 boards per contest. They are also 13th in assists with an average of 23.9 dimes per contest this season. Charlotte is 18th in the NBA in scoring at 107.9 points per game and they allow the 9th most points per game at 113.6 per outing.

Basketball Who Wins?

The Celtics are 5-0 SU in their last five games played. Boston is 8-3 SU in their last 11 games played on the road. The Hornets are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games played. Charlotte is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games against the Eastern Conference and 4-1 SU in their last five games in November. Head to head, the Celtics are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games played against the Hornets.

After losing their opening assignment to the Sixers, the Boston Celtics have picked up five straight wins. They are currently on top of the Eastern Conference standings with a record of 5-1 SU on the season. The Celtics head to Charlotte as slight NBA betting favorites to topple the Hornets at the hive.

The Hornets are also on a winning run with three straight victories. Charlotte has improved to 4-3 on the season after an early three-game losing streak. The Hornets went 2-2 on their four-game road trip and then picked up the win against the Pacers the last time out. Now Charlotte welcomes back long-time superstar Kemba Walker who was traded to the Celtics last summer.

The matchup between Walker and Terry Rozier will be interesting. But obviously, Boston has the better lineup between the two teams when it comes to talent and experience. The Celtics have Jayson Tatum to back up Walker and if Gordon Hayward follows up on his 39-point effort against the Cavs, the Boston offense will be tough to stop. Rozier and Graham are going to put up a fight but will come up short in this game. I’m picking the Boston Celtics to beat the Charlotte Hornets

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Basketball Other Bets to Make

Boston is 3-2-1 ATS in six games played this season. The Celtics are 1-1-1 ATS in their three home games played this season. Charlotte is 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games played and the Hornets are 6-2 ATS in their last eight home games. Head to head, the Celtics are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 meetings and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against the Hornets in Boston.

What are the Spread Odds?


-6.5 (-110)


+6.5 (-110)

Odds from BetOnline as of 11/06/19

The Celtics have outscored the Hornets by 10.2 points per game in their last 10 meetings and 13.67 points per game in their most recent three matchups. Boston has won five straight games but three of those games were won by a winning margin of six points or fewer. The Hornets’ last three games were decided by an average of 4.33 points per game with no winning margin larger than seven points. I think this will be a close game and I don’t want to give the Hornets more than three points here, not especially after how they played against the Pacers the last time out. I think Boston wins but I’m going with the plus points here.

Prediction: Hornets +6.5

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The total has gone under in six out of the last eight games played by the Celtics. The under is 2-1 in Boston’s three road games this season and the under is 6-2 in their last eight games played against the Eastern Conference. The total has gone over in six out of the last nine games played by the Hornets. The over is 6-1 in their last seven games against the Atlantic Division. Head to head, the over is 6-4 in the last 10 games between these two teams, including 5-0 in the last five meetings.

What are the Total Odds?


219 (+100)


219 (-120)

Odds from BetOnline as of 11/06/19

These teams have combined to score 214.2 points per game in their last 10 meetings and 227.67 points per game in their previous three head to head games played. Boston has gone over the 219 total only twice in six games played this season while the Hornets have played above 219 total points thrice in their last five games played. Boston has the 7th best scoring defense in the NBA with an average of 104.7 points per game allowed. That should be trouble for a Charlotte team that is in the bottom half of the league in scoring. I like the Celtics to dictate another low-scoring affair.

Prediction: Under 219

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