Hornets vs. Celtics Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 14 (Boston Crushes Lowly Foe)

Tyler Maher
Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
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Hornets vs. Celtics Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Spectrum Center -- Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Coverage: BSSE and NBCS-BOS

Two teams on opposite ends of the standings will square off on Saturday night as the Boston Celtics travel south to face the Charlotte Hornets. Boston currently owns the best record in the NBA at 31-12, while Charlotte has the worst record in the Eastern Conference at 11-32.

Can the Hornets pull off a massive upset at home? Or will the Celtics continue their dominant campaign with another victory?

Hornets vs. Celtics Odds & Spread

All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.

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 -7.5 - - 231.5 -110 -110 -320 260

As expected, the Celtics are listed as heavy road favorites on both the spread and moneyline on FanDuel Sportsbook. This Eastern Conference clash also has a total of 232 points, which is about average compared to the rest of Saturday's slate.

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Hornets vs. Celtics Betting Trends

  • The Celtics compiled a 43-37-2 ATS record last year.
  • The Hornets went 5-3 as underdogs of 7.5 points or greater last season.
  • Celtics games went over the point total 41 out of 82 times last season.
  • Out of 82 Hornets games last season, 41 went over the total.

Hornets vs. Celtics Prediction & Pick

The Celtics have been steamrolling their competition all season long. They're currently on a five-game winning streak and have won nine of their last 11, including three straight road games.

Boston's bulldozed teams with an outstanding offense that ranks second in both points per game and offensive rating. The defense has also rounded into form after a slow start, improving to eighth in defensive rating.

The Hornets, on the other hand, have struggled on both ends of the court. They rank 22nd in scoring and give up the third-most points per game, making them an easy target for Boston.

Look for the Celtics to roll here and win by double digits.

Final Score Prediction: Celtics: 123 | Hornets: 110

Hornets vs. Celtics Best Bet

This should be an easy win for Boston. Charlotte's defense is atrocious and the offense simply can't keep up. The Celtics will win this one going away and easily cover the spread against a Hornets team that has lost four of its last six games by double digits.

Bet: Boston Celtics -8 (-112)

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