Charlotte Hornets vs. Boston Celtics Preview and Prediction (2/10/23)
Line: Celtics -11, Hornets +11
Charlotte Hornets vs. Boston Celtics Betting Odds Breakdown
The Charlotte Hornets will be hitting the road this week for a matchup with the Boston Celtics.
Boston is coming into this game as the favorite at -11, and the over/under is sitting at 230.5 points.
Charlotte Hornets Preview
Charlotte has had a very rough season this year, and it may be too late for them to turn it around with them sitting at 15-41 on the season.
This year, Charlotte has been nothing short of underwhelming. Especially their offense, where it doesn’t look like they will be able to keep up with Boston’s offense at all. Charlotte is last in the whole league when it comes to offensive efficiency, and they aren’t much better in the amount of points they score per game, which is sitting at 112 points per game, which is 26th in the NBA. Nothing about their offense has been phenomenal this year, and it could look even worse for them in the next few weeks with the absence of Kelly Oubre Jr. due to an injured left hand.
Charlotte’s defense is not very good this season, with them sitting at 26th in the league for defensive efficiency, and they also let up around 119 points per game. Charlotte has not had many matchups that are in their favor, and they may be in for a rough one here with how good this Boston Celtics team is all around.
Boston Celtics Preview
Boston has been very good this year, with them sitting atop the eastern conference with a record of 39-16.
This Celtics team should have a pretty big advantage going into this one on both sides of the ball. On offense for example, the Celtics are third in the league when it comes to offensive efficiency, and they also score around 118 points per game, which is also third in the NBA. And with how poor Charlotte’s defense has been, it wouldn’t be surprising if Boston just takes complete advantage of them on the offensive side of the ball.
Boston’s defense is also one of the best in the league. With them sitting at fifth in the league for defensive efficiency, they are an absolute force on that side of the ball. Simply put, it’s difficult for so many teams to get consistent offense against the Celtics because they are that good on that side of the ball, and it won’t be easy for Charlotte. Because as said before, this is one of the best defenses in the league going up against one of the worst offenses.
Winner Prediction: Boston Celtics -11
Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics should be able to take this game pretty easily over the Hornets.
Charlotte has had a difficult season, and it probably won’t change against Boston in this one.