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Boston favored by 7.5 against New Orleans on Wednesday

New Orleans HornetsBoston Celtics
Jan 16, 8:00 PM | TD Garden

New Orleans Hornets vs Boston Celtics Odds

12-26TEAM RECORD20-17

The Celtics hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Wednesday as the Hornets pay a visit to TD Garden in NBA betting action.

The Celtics sit at 20-17 (15-19-3 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Hornets are currently 12-26 (20-18 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Boston is 17-19-1 OU, and New Orleans is 19-19 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
For bettors going with the Celtics in this one, they were listed earlier as 7.5-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 184 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 25-rated Hornets taking on the No. 20-rated Celtics in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 95-91 win for the Celtics on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 95.5 PPG, against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 13 at 96.8 PPG. The Celtics field goal percentage has averaged 46.4% so far, more than the Hornets shooters have achieved on the year, 44.5% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Hornets own the league's No. 17-rated mark, allowing 100.1 points per game when playing on the road. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 17 in scoring on their home court.

Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 111-99 winner as they battled the 76ers on the road. The Hornets covered in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 210 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New Orleans got 23 points from Greivis Vasquez en route to a 111-99 victory over Philadelphia on Tuesday at Wells Fargo Center.

Boston won its last outing, a 100-89 result against the Bobcats on January 14. The Celtics covered in that game as a 10.5-point favorite, while the 189 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Boston earned a 100-89 victory over Charlotte on Monday, getting 19 points from Paul Pierce at TD Garden.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Golden State are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Chicago are 5-5
After playing Charlotte are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Hornets at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Orleans's last 7 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of New Orleans's last 13 games when playing on the road against Boston
New Orleans is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
New Orleans is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games when playing New Orleans

Next up:
New Orleans home to Golden State, Saturday, January 19
Boston home to Chicago, Friday, January 18