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Boston CelticsNew Orleans Hornets
March 20, 8:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Boston Celtics vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

36-30TEAM RECORD22-46

The Hornets will hit the floor running against the visiting Boston Celtics on Wednesday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

This season the Hornets are 22-46 overall and 33-35 ATS against the number, while the Celtics are 36-30 and 32-31-3 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, New Orleans is 37-31 on the OU, and Boston is 33-32-1.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 25-rated Hornets and the No. 15-rated Celtics in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 96-92 win for the Celtics on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Orleans's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 94 PPG, against a Celtics defense that ranks No. 7 at 95.8 PPG. The Hornets field goal percentage has averaged 45% so far, less than the Celtics shooters have achieved on the year, 46.1% per game.

Defensively, the Celtics feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, giving up 98.6 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 in the league in scoring at home.

Boston lost its last outing, a 105-103 result against the Heat on March 18. The Celtics covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog, while the 208 combined points took the game OVER the total. Boston got 43 points from Jeff Green en route to a 105-103 loss at the hands of Boston on Monday at TD Garden.

New Orleans lost its last outing, a 93-72 result against the Warriors on March 18. The Hornets failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point underdog, while the 165 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Hornets were blown out by Golden State on Monday, losing by a 93-72 final at New Orleans Arena in basketball betting action.

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Dallas are 7-3
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Memphis are 4-6
After playing Golden State are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few Celtics at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 8 games when playing New Orleans
Boston is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New Orleans's last 8 games when playing Boston
New Orleans is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New Orleans's last 9 games at home
New Orleans is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Boston at Dallas, Friday, March 22
New Orleans home to Memphis, Friday, March 22

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