Hornets vs. Celtics Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 16 (Boston Extends Winning Ways in Charlotte)

Devon Platana
Charlotte Hornets vs Boston Celtics prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Charlotte Hornets vs Boston Celtics prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photos/Eric Gay
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Hornets vs. Celtics Game Info

  • Date: Monday, January 16, 2023
  • Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Spectrum Center -- Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Coverage: NBA TV, BSSE, and NBCS-BOS

The Boston Celtics (32-12) are set to visit the Charlotte Hornets (11-33) for a clash at Spectrum Center on Monday, Jan. 16. Both teams are heading in the opposite direction as the Celtics have won six in a row, whereas the Hornets have lost four straight.

The Celtics and Hornets met in Charlotte just two nights ago, resulting in a 122-106 victory for Boston. Jayson Tatum ended the night with a game-high 33 points while Malcolm Brogdon had 30 points in 31 minutes off the bench. Marcus Smart also played a critical role with his 13-point, 12-assist double-double.

Can the Celtics extend their streak to seven games with another win at Spectrum Center? Or will the Hornets get revenge for this weekend's loss?

Hornets vs. Celtics Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: BOS: (-350) | CHA: (+280)
  • Spread: BOS: -8 (-110) | CHA: +8 (-110)
  • Total: 231 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Celtics enter this contest as heavy road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 1 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 231 points, which is slightly above average compared to Monday's 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 -8.5 - - 233.5 -110 -110 -370 295

Hornets vs. Celtics Betting Trends

  • The Celtics covered 43 times in 82 chances against the spread last season.
  • The Hornets had an ATS record of 3-2 as underdogs of 8.5 points or greater last season.
  • The Celtics and their opponents combined to hit the over 41 out of 82 times last season.
  • Out of 82 Hornets games last year, 41 hit the over.

Hornets vs. Celtics Prediction & Pick

The Hornets couldn't get anything going against the Celtics on Saturday. Charlotte finished the night with unimpressive .466/.296/.842 shooting splits, recorded 11 turnovers (to Boston's seven) and even blew a 16-point lead. The Hornets' defense also couldn't put any pressure on the opposition, allowing the Celtics to rack up 35 assists.

Unfortunately for Hornets fans, I don't see today's result being any different. The Celtics are NBA Championship contenders, solidified by their having the league's best scoring margin (plus-6.3). Meanwhile, the Hornets' minus-6.7 mark (No. 27) solidifies them as bottom-feeders.

Furthermore, the Celtics have already proven that they have the Hornets' number, going 19-4 straight up in the last 23 meetings between these foes. As long as Boston doesn't deviate from what's worked this season, expect the Celtics' win total to grow again.

Final Score Prediction: Celtics: 124 | Hornets: 112

Hornets vs. Celtics Best Bet

The Celtics just beat the Hornets by 16 points and I'm expecting another blowout this afternoon. After all, Boston is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games against Charlotte, also going 5-1 ATS in its last six visits to Spectrum Center. On top of that, the Hornets are just 1-6-1 ATS in their last eight games.

Being the superior team on both sides of the court, I fully expect the Celtics to cover as -8 spread favorites.

Bet: Celtics -8 (-110)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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