|Written by Mike|
Bet on the NBALet's take a look at an Eastern Conference matchup, as the Boston Celtics take on the Charlotte Hornets. The game at Time Warner Cable Arena is scheduled to start at 7:00 PM ET, and will be televised on Comcast and FSN. Currently, the Hornets are a slight home favorite.
The Celtics are 13-10 SU and 13-9-1 ATS so far this season. They are 5-5 on the road, and 11 of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other twelve going UNDER. They are coming off of a 124-119 double-overtime loss to the Golden State Warriors, where they were 5 point home underdogs, resulting in a PUSH. The total went OVER the 214 ½ point line set by oddsmakers.
The Hornets are 14-8 SU and 13-8-1 ATS overall this year. They are 10-3 at home, and ten of their games have gone OVER the line, with ten going UNDER, and two being a PUSH. They are coming off of a 123-99 win over the Memphis Grizzlies, where they won against the spread as 3 point road underdogs. The total went OVER the 193 point line set by the sportsbook for that game.
Boston is 4-0 ATS on Saturday, and 4-0 ATS on the road. They are 5-0-1 ATS overall lately, and 5-2 ATS after a SU loss. They are 5-2 ATS against the Southeast Division. The total has gone OVER in 11 of their last 16 games on Saturday.
Charlotte is 4-0 ATS overall recently, and 5-1 ATS after a win spreadwise. They are 6-2 ATS after a SU win, and 5-2 ATS against Eastern Conference teams. They are 2-7 ATS against the Atlantic Division. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 6 home games, and UNDER in 5 of their last 6 against the Eastern Conference. The total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 on Saturday, and OVER in 20 of their last 30 against the Atlantic Division.
Between these teams, the underdog is 24-9-1 ATS in this series. The total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 meetings, and UNDER in 5 of their last 6 matchups in Charlotte.
They last met in March 2015, when the Celtics won 116-104, and won against the spread as 3 point road underdogs. The total went OVER the 196 point line set by sports betting experts in that game.
For tonight's matchup, the Hornets are listed as 2 ½ point home favorites. The over/under is set at 203 points. On the moneyline, Charlotte is listed at -135, while Boston is a +115.