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Saturday, October 29, 2016 5:47 PM GMT

With the Hornets coming off the back to back and the Celtics playing with great offensive efficiency, to start the season, the total of only 202.5 for this game makes for a great over NBA pick. Boston should try and dictate the pace tonight, leading to a high scoring game.

Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets

The Hornets played last night and dispatched the Heat, but now they have to face off against the Celtics in another tough matchup. They get them at home, which is the ultimate way to play a back to back with the second game at home. With NBA Odds of -3 in favor of the Celtics and a total of 202.5, this game looks like it could be higher scoring.

While the total has been going down due to some sharp action on the under, I think they may be on the wrong side tonight. With the Hornets coming off the back to back, their legs might be a little tired and because of this, the Celtics are going to push the pace even more.

Boston ranks 14th in pace, while the Hornets are right behind them at 17th. While not too fast, their efficiency on offense has been the bigger story. Boston has an offensive rating of 111.7 points per 100 possessions, while the Hornets are at 105. If the Celtics push the pace here in this game, the Hornets might have to follow along. This is going to lead to a game where both teams sneak into more than 100 points.

Free NBA Pick: OVER 202.5

Best Line Offered: at JustBet

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