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Celtics vs. Hornets Betting

New Orleans Arena will feature Hornets vs. Celtics action on Saturday as both teams jockey for playoff positioning in NBA action.

New Orleans battles the Celtics in a game that could trend UNDER the total - the past five meetiings all rewarded UNDER bettors and the Celts opened as smalll 1-point road favorites.

View Boston vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hornets sit at No. 13 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Celtics are at No. 7 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Celtics will win this game 100-96.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Celtics rank No. 29 in the league with 39 per game. That compares with New Orleans’s No. 21 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New Orleans is the NBA’s No. 23-ranked team at 5.4 per game, while the Celtics rate No. 25 with 5.2 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Celtics own the league's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 90.3 points per game when on the road. New Orleans, on the other hand, rates No. 26 in home scoring.

Boston was a 93-77 loser in its last match on the road against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 1.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 170 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Celtics endured a 93-77 loss at the hands of the Rockets on Friday, despite a 17-point effort from Jeff Green at Toyota Center.

Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 100-95 winner as they battled the Suns at home. The Hornets covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite, while 195 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Hornets got a 26-point performance from Chris Paul as New Orleans ran past Phoenix 100-95 on Wednesday at New Orleans Arena.

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing New York are 6-4
After playing Houston are 9-1
After a loss are 8-2

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Utah are 5-5
After playing Phoenix are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Celtics at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games when playing New Orleans
Boston is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing New Orleans
Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of New Orleans's last 12 games
New Orleans is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games
New Orleans is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Boston at New York, Monday, March 21
New Orleans at Utah, Thursday, March 24