Celtics vs. Hornets Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 10 (Boston Aims to Stay Dominant at TD Garden)

Celtics vs. Hornets Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 10 (Boston Aims to Stay Dominant at TD Garden)


Celtics vs. Hornets Game Info

  • Date: Friday, February 10, 2023
  • Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • Venue: TD Garden -- Boston, Massachusetts
  • Coverage: ESPN, NBCS-BOS, and BSSE

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Friday with 11 more games, including a battle between the Charlotte Hornets and Boston Celtics. The Hornets rank 14th in the Eastern Conference with a 15-41 record, while the Celtics check in first with a stellar 39-16 record. This one lines up as a mismatch.

Charlotte enters on a five-game losing streak that includes a 118-104 loss to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Boston has now won four of its last five games thanks to a 106-99 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday. Which Eastern Conference foe will win tonight?

Celtics vs. Hornets Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: BOS: (-500) | CHA: (+385)
  • Spread: BOS: -10 (-110) | CHA: +10 (-110)
  • Total: 227 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Celtics enter this contest as clear home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 227 points, which is about average compared to Friday's projected totals.

Celtics vs Hornets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Celtics -10 - - 230 -110 -110 -500 385

Celtics vs. Hornets Betting Trends

  • The Celtics compiled a 43-37-2 record against the spread last season.
  • The Hornets had one win ATS (1-1) as underdogs of 10 points or more last year.
  • Last season, the combined scoring went over the point total 41 times in Celtics games.
  • The Hornets had 41 of their 82 games go over the point total last year.

Celtics vs. Hornets Prediction & Pick

Defense has been to blame for Charlotte's recent woes as it has allowed at least 117 points in five of its last six games. That's been the story all season as the Hornets rank 25th in defensive efficiency and 28th in opponent points per game (118.6). They haven't been able to get consistent stops.

That bodes well for Boston's chances of building an early lead on Friday and never looking back. The Celtics have been one of the league's best home teams, posting a 21-7 record to go along with a +9.0 average scoring margin. They also own a 51.8% total rebounding rate at TD Garden (No. 6 in NBA).

Boston is 11-1 straight up in its last 12 home games against Charlotte, so back the Celtics here.

Final Score Prediction: Celtics: 117 | Hornets: 106

Celtics vs. Hornets Best Bet

Neither one of these teams have been great at covering the spread as of late, which makes shifting gears to the point total a logical move. Charlotte heads into this game averaging only 109.7 points over its last three games and has posted the worst shooting percentage in the NBA this year (45.2%).

On the other side, Boston is averaging just 103.7 points over its last three games. The total has hit the under in each of the Hornets' last five games as well as in seven of the Celtics' last 10 games. The under has also cashed in four of the last six games between these foes. Trust the trends on Friday.

Bet: Under 227 Points (-110)

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