Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Mar. 9

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Mar 09, 2022, 5:15 PM
  • The Celtics (35-26) are -6.5 favorites vs. the Hornets (29-31)
  • Total (Over/Under): 227.5 points
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 7:00pm EST
  • Watch the game on BSSE & NBCS-BOS

The Boston Celtics visit Spectrum Center to take on the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00pm EST in Charlotte.

The Celtics are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -6.5 (-115).

So far this NBA season, the Celtics are 32-31 against the spread, while the Hornets are 35-29 against the spread.

The Celtics vs Hornets Over/Under is 227.5 total points for the game.


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Celtics vs. Hornets Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Boston Celtics-6.5 -115O 227.5 -110-300
Charlotte Hornets +6.5 -105U 227.5 -110240

Against the spread this NBA season, the Celtics have gone:

  • 32-31 against the Spread (-2.1 Units / -2.89% ROI)
  • 39-27 against the Moneyline (-8.45 Units / -5.51% ROI)
  • 30-35 against the Over for game total points (-8.5 Units / -11.71% ROI)
  • 35-30 against the Under for game total points (+2 Units / 2.75% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have covered the 1Q Spread in 14 of their last 19 away games (+11.80 Units / 56% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have covered the 4Q Game Total Over in 13 of their last 16 games (+9.64 Units / 55% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have covered the 3Q Spread in 37 of their last 62 games (+9.39 Units / 14% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have covered the 1H Moneyline in 12 of their last 15 away games (+8.42 Units / 28% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have covered the 4Q Spread in 16 of their last 25 games (+8.25 Units / 30% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have only covered the 2H Moneyline in 33 of their last 66 games (-16.60 Units / -16% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have only covered the 2Q Game Total Over in 23 of their last 59 games (-16.15 Units / -25% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have only covered the Team Total Over in 23 of their last 54 games (-12.68 Units / -20% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have only covered the 4Q Game Total Under in 7 of their last 25 games (-11.67 Units / -43% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Hornets have gone:

  • 35-29 against the Spread (+3.1 Units / 4.27% ROI)
  • 32-34 against the Moneyline (-7.95 Units / -7.89% ROI)
  • 32-33 against the Over for game total points (-4.3 Units / -5.92% ROI)
  • 33-32 against the Under for game total points (-2.2 Units / -3.03% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have covered the 1Q Game Total Under in 21 of their last 28 games at home (+14.25 Units / 46% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have covered the 2H Moneyline in 39 of their last 66 games (+12.16 Units / 15% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have covered the Game Total Under in 22 of their last 34 games (+8.80 Units / 24% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have covered the 1H Game Total Under in 22 of their last 35 games (+8.69 Units / 23% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have covered the 3Q Spread in 38 of their last 66 games (+8.24 Units / 11% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have only covered the Moneyline in 4 of their last 15 games at home (-19.75 Units / -57% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have only covered the 1Q Game Total Over in 7 of their last 30 games at home (-17.37 Units / -53% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have only covered the 1Q Spread in 28 of their last 66 games (-12.51 Units / -17% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have only covered the 3Q Game Total Under in 23 of their last 57 games (-12.39 Units / -20% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have only covered the 1H Game Total Over in 12 of their last 35 games (-12.31 Units / -32% ROI)

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Boston Celtics: Keys to the Game vs. the Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte Hornets: Keys to the Game vs. the Boston Celtics

The Hornets are 8-18 (.308) when allowing fewer than 8 offense rebounds since the start of the 2020-21 season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .493

Injury Report: Hornets vs. Celtics - Wednesday's Game, Mar. 09

  • James Bouknight (Hornets): Bouknight did not play in Tuesday's game (Mar. 8) against the Nets.
  • Gordon Hayward (Hornets): Hayward is out indefinitely after undergoing an MRI on his left ankle.
  • Aaron Nesmith (Celtics): Nesmith is out for Wednesday's (Mar. 9) game against Charlotte.

Boston Celtics Offensive Stats & Trends

The Celtics had 20.6 free throw attempts per game last season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 21.8

The Celtics are shooting 82% from the free throw line (773/946) this season — tied for 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 77%

The Celtics averaged 1.33 points per shot (4,061 points/3,058 shots) in the second half last season — tied for 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.28

The Celtics have averaged 10.5 offensive rebounds per game (1,244 rebounds/118 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 10.0

Charlotte Hornets Offensive Stats & Trends

The Hornets have an assist to turnover ratio of 2.2 (1,206 assists/ 555 TOs) this season — tied for best among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.8

The Hornets have a 21% free throw rate (1,023 free throw attempts/4,763 field goal attempts) at home since the start of the 2020-21 season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 25%

The Hornets have an assist to turnover ratio of 2.2 (582 assists/ 265 TOs) in the second half this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.7

The Hornets have averaged 0.54 points per possession (2,493 points/4,780 possessions) in the second half this season — tied for best among NBA teams; League Avg: 0.51

Boston Celtics Defensive Stats & Trends

The Celtics have blocked 259 shots this season — 4th most among NBA teams

The Celtics have averaged 5.4 blocks per game (315 blocks/58 games) on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8

The Celtics blocked 374 shots last season — 6th most among NBA teams

The Celtics have blocked 633 shots since the start of the 2020-21 season — 6th most among NBA teams

Charlotte Hornets Defensive Stats & Trends

The Hornets have averaged 32.8 defensive rebounds per game (1,477 rebounds/45 games) this season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

The Hornets have blocked 225 shots this season — tied for 9th most among NBA teams

The Hornets have 397 steals this season — 3rd most among NBA teams

The Hornets stole the ball 565 times last season — 10th most among NBA teams


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