Increase Your Bankroll By Making Hornets Your NBA Pick vs. Celtics

Monday, April 11, 2016 2:00 PM UTC

Monday, Apr. 11, 2016 2:00 PM UTC

As the Hornets travel to Boston to meet the Celtics, we take a look at their NBA Odds and the factors that will influence the outcome, so you can profit from our handicapper's insight.

<p style="text-align:center"><iframe allowfullscreen frameborder="0" height="330" src="" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>The Charlotte Hornets travel from Washington to Boston for their meeting with the Celtics on Monday, April 11th.  The game is set to tip at <span data-term="goog_153636935" tabindex="0">7:35 ET</span>.  These teams played each other before the first of the year in Charlotte with Boston emerging with victories of 98-93 and 102-89.  That makes 4 consecutive wins and covers for the Celtics in this series in the last year.  </p> <p>A look at the Eastern Conference Playoff standings shows that these teams remain locked in a dogfight with Atlanta and Miami for the 3<sup>rd</sup> thru 6th positions in the upcoming <a href="" target="_blank" title="NBA Futures Odds From Top Rated Sportsbooks">NBA Playoffs</a>.  Currently, Charlotte (46-34) trails Boston (47-33) by one game with 2 games to play.  Charlotte also trails Atlanta by 2 games for the 3rd position with the Celtics trailing the Hawks by one game.</p> <p style="text-align:center"><iframe frameborder="0" height="75" id="ab0d08a1" name="ab0d08a1" scrolling="no" src=";cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE" style="text-align:center" width="646"></iframe></p> <p>The Boston Celtics have used their strong home court to make them one of the surprise teams in the NBA.  Currently, the Celtics are on an 18-2 SU run at home (compared to 10-12 SU on the road) in the last 42 games.  That run has boosted the Celtics’ home record to 27-12 SU for the season.  It has also translated to a pointspread record of 16-7 ATS as home favorite to (-9).  The Celtics had an opportunity to improve their position <span data-term="goog_153636936" tabindex="0">on Saturday</span>, but lost on the road to contending Atlanta (118-107).  That drops the recent Celtics’ record to 7-4 SU, but just 2-7 ATS.  Under the leadership of young HC Stevens, the Celtics have become the highest scoring team in the Eastern Conference at 106 PPG.</p> <p>As Charlotte was evolving from a losing team to a winning team, one of their main areas of improvement came as an unrested team.  In fact, Charlotte is now 8-0 SU unrested, averaging 111 PPG, while knocking down 44% of their triples in that role.   This is all part of a huge Charlotte turnaround, which has seen the Hornets go 22-8 SU of late, keyed by a 12-2 SU run on their home court.  Charlotte has won just 1 of their recent 4 games on the road.  That includes an early game yesterday against a Washington team, who had been eliminated from the playoffs.  Lacking full focus against an injured and unmotivated team, the Hornets lost 113-98 to the Wiz, setting up <span data-term="goog_153636937" tabindex="0">tonight’s</span> current situation.  Offsetting Boston’s solid home record is the fact that the Hornets are 17-12 ATS on the road in this price range. </p> <p>In this battle for potential home court advantage in the playoffs, I expect a highly competitive game between a pair of teams who, at this point in the season, are equally matched.  I invite you to put the <a href="" target="_blank" title="Live NBA Odds Comparison At SBR">NBA Odds</a> in your favor and join me in my <a href="http://" target="_blank" title="scroll over">NBA pick</a> on Charlotte <span data-term="goog_153636938" tabindex="0">tonight</span>.</p> <p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":2883666, "sportsbooksIds":[93,1096,169,999996,180,139], "LineTypeId":2, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]<br /> <strong>NBA Pick:</strong>  Hornets +250<br /> <strong>Best Line Offered:</strong>  <a href=";book=YouWager" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Have You Set Your YouWager Account Yet?">at YouWager</a></p>
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