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The stage is set for an NBA game between the Hornets and Celtics on November 20th, 2023, in Charlotte, NC at Spectrum Center, and be sure to check out the picks and predictions to win with your bets.
Introduction to the Hornets vs. Celtics betting tip and prediction
November 20th, 2023 is the date for the Eastern Conference match, which will get underway at 18:00. The Hornets enters as 9 point underdogs in the contest. The previous game between these two teams was a pick’em and the Hornets won, 127-116. The over/under for the upcoming game is 232.5 points.
In the 2023-2024 basketball season, the importance of the 3-point shot in the game cannot be overstated. Let’s analyze how different teams are faring from long distance. The Hornets are currently knocking down 33.1% of their 3-pointers, demonstrating their sharpshooting skills. Meanwhile, the Celtics are impressively converting 36.8% of their shots from beyond the arc. When it comes to shot selection, the Hornets are dedicating 33% of their attempts to 3-pointers, while the Celtics are taking 49% of their field goal attempts from downtown.
How are the Hornets playing this season?
The Hornets comes into this game with a 3-9 record, and they are currently 13th in the Eastern Conference standings. The Hornets are 2-8 in their last 10 games.
Did the Hornets win their most recent game?
No, Hornets fell to the Knicks, 122-108. Terry Rozier scored 27 points in the loss.
Best scorer for the Hornets
The leading scorer for the Hornets this season is LaMelo Ball, who is averaging 24.4 points per game. In the last game, he scored 58.25 points in DraftKings and 53.5 fantasy points in FanDuel.
Other Team Leaders for the Hornets
Coming into the November 20th, 2023 contest, Mark Williams leads the Hornets with 9.5 rebounds per game. In the last match, he made 24.5 points in DraftKings and 24.6 fantasy points in FanDuel. LaMelo Ball has a team-high 8.3 assists per game. He scored 58.25 DraftKings points and 53.5 FanDuel fantasy game points in the last game. The steals leader for the Hornets is Gordon Hayward (1.5 steals per game). He has 17.75 DraftKings fantasy points and 19.6 FanDuel fantasy points for the last game. In terms of swatting shots, Nick Richards is leading the way for the Hornets with 1.2 blocks per game
Hornets Team Analysis
The Hornets’ point differential this season is -9.9 points per game, which ranks 28th in the NBA. They are averaging 113.1 points per game while allowing 123 points per game. In terms of 3-pointers, the Hornets are making 9.8 shots per game, which ranks 30th in the NBA. From the free-throw line, the Hornets are making 18 per game, which ranks 13th in the NBA.
Projected Hornets Starting Lineup and Injuries
In their last meeting against the Celtics, the Hornets’ starting lineup consisted of Nick Richards, P.J. Washington, Gordon Hayward, Terry Rozier and LaMelo Ball. For the upcoming matchup, the Hornets has the following injuries: James Bouknight is out (knee), Cody Martin is out (knee) Frank Ntilikina is out (leg), Nick Richards is questionable (concussion) and Terry Rozier is out (groin).
How are the Celtics playing this season?
The Celtics head this game with a 11-2 record, and they are currently 1st in the Eastern Conference standings. The Celtics are 8-2 in their last 10 games.
Did the Celtics win their most recent game?
Yes, Celtics defeated the Grizzlies, 102-100. Jayson Tatum scored 41 points in the victory.
Best scorer for the Celtics
The leading scorer for the Celtics this season is Jayson Tatum, who is averaging 26.9 points per game. Jayson Tatum also leads the team in minutes played per game with 36.4.
Other Team Leaders for the Celtics
Jayson Tatum is leading the way with 8.7 rebounds per game. Jrue Holiday is dishing out a team-high 5.2 assists per game. In terms of steals, the Celtics’ leader is Jayson Tatum with 1.2 steals per game. The blocks’ leader for the Celtics is Kristaps Porzingis, who is sending back 1.8 shots per game.
Celtics Team Analysis
The Celtics’ point differential this season is 11.6 points per game, which ranks 1st in the NBA. They are averaging 117.2 points per game while allowing 105.6 points per game. In terms of 3-pointers, the Celtics are making 15.9 shots per game, which ranks 2nd in the NBA. From the free-throw line, the Celtics are making 16.8 per game, which ranks 19th in the NBA.
Projected Celtics’ Starting Lineup and Injuries
In their last meeting against the Hornets, the Celtics’ starting five were Robert Williams III, Al Horford, Jayson Tatum, Sam Hauser and Derrick White. For the upcoming matchup, Celtics has the following injury: Jaylen Brown is questionable (thigh).
Bet suggestions for this game
Spread betting suggestion
According to Vegas, it is a toss-up for the Hornets and Celtics game. Although it is a pick’em, the suggestion is to bet at the Celtics.
Money Line betting suggestion
Hornets are a 9 money line underdog for the game against the Celtics, and the suggestion is to pick the Celtics.
Over/Under betting suggestion
The over/under for the Hornets and Celtics is 232.5 points, so the suggestion is to take the under.
Will there be Overtime?
The Hornets and Celtics have combined for 1 overtime games this season, and that makes overtime slightly likely for the upcoming contest.
Hornets vs Celtics betting tip: FAQs
The game will be played on November 20th, 2023.
The contest will take place at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC.
The Hornets have a 3-9 record thus far this season, they are the 13th seed in the Eastern Conference standings. Meanwhile, the Celtics are 11-2, they own the 1st spot in the Eastern Conference.
The last time that the Hornets and Celtics played, the Hornets won, 127-116.
Hornets are underdogs by 9 points for the November 20th, 2023 game. In the previous meeting, the Hornets were a 0 point favorite. They won the game against Celtics, 127-116.
The over/under is 232.5 points for the November 20th, 2023 game.
The matchup on November 20th, 2023, is the first game between the Hornets and Celtics this season. The next contest between these two teams will be on April 01, 2024 at the Spectrum Center.