The Boston Celtics will take on the Charlotte Hornets at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday at TD Garden. The Celtics are 23-22 overall and 15-8 at home, while Charlotte is 24-20 overall and 12-14 on the road. The Celtics defeated Charlotte 140-129 in an overtime shootout when these teams last faced off in October.
Boston is favored by 3.5 points in the latest Celtics vs. Hornets odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 219.5. Before entering any Hornets vs. Celtics picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Celtics vs. Hornets spread: Celtics -3.5
- Celtics vs. Hornets over-under: 219.5 points
What you need to know about the Celtics
Boston struggled in the first half of its game against New Orleans on Monday, but it was able to erase an 18-point first-half deficit in an eventual 104-92 win. The Celtics were led by point guard Dennis Schroder and small forward Jayson Tatum. Schroder scored 23 points and dished out nine assists, while Tatum had 27 points and eight rebounds.
It was the second consecutive narrow win for Boston, which rallied from a six-point deficit in a win over Chicago last Saturday. The Celtics have now won seven of their last 10 games and should get power forward Robert Williams III (personal reasons) back for this game, while Marcus Smart (protocols) is questionable. The Celtics have won each of their last six home games against Charlotte.
What you need to know about the Hornets
Charlotte bounced back from a disappointing loss to Orlando with a 97-87 win over New York on Monday. The Hornets were without star guard LaMelo Ball due to COVID-19, but he is expected to return for Wednesday's game. Miles Bridges stepped up in Ball's place, scoring a career-high 38 points.
Terry Rozier added 22 points, seven assists and six rebounds for Charlotte, which has now won five of its last six games. Kelly Oubre Jr. is questionable to return from the league's health and safety protocol. The Hornets have covered the spread in five of their last six road games.
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