The NBA is back in action today as the Boston Celtics will clash with the Charlotte Hornets.
The Celtics are heading into this game after a 118-115 loss on the road against Philadelphia.
On the other side, the Hornets won against the Timberwolves with a score of 113-106.
Boston Celtics Form
The Celtics are a good team this season. However, it seems that they had a tough time in Philadelphia as they were surprisingly defeated. The Celtics are placed on the 5th spot in the Eastern Conference, 10 games behind the Bucks for the top spot. However, they have the in-form Irving and they have a good chance in this game.
On the offensive side of the game, the Celtics score an average of 112.7. Therefore, this record is enough for the 12th spot in the league in scoring. Also, Boston has an average of 44.6 boards per game, combined with 26.4 assists per night.
On the defensive side of the game, the Celtics concede an average of 107.7 points per night. Therefore, this record is enough for the 7th spot in the league in scoring defence.
Charlotte Hornets Form
The Hornets are falling behind their rivals. Moreover, their bad run went to 4 defeats in their last 5 games.
The Hornets entered Friday standing on the 10th spot in the Eastern Conference, three games behind Miami for the final playoff spot. This Charlotte team will need to step up if they want to make it to the playoffs.
On the offensive side of the game, the Hornets score an average of 110.4. Therefore, this record is enough for the 20th place in the league in scoring. Also, they have an average of 44.3 combined with 22.9 assists per night.
On the defensive side of the game, the Hornets concede an average of 111.5. Therefore, this record is enough for the 17th spot in the league in scoring defence.
Kemba Walker is the main men for the Hornets with 23.6 points and 6.1 assists per game.
The Hornets desperately need to get back to winning ways. However, it will be hard for them as it seems that they are running out of pace.
The Celtics have dropped two straight and are missing some key players from their roster. However, they will have Irving, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart. Therefore, they have enough firepower to win against the Hornets.
Take the Celtics in this one.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Boston Celtics vs. Charlotte Hornets 03/23/2019 is: take the Boston Celtics -165 (Moneyline).
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