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Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets: Prediction (2024)

Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets: Prediction (2024)

The Boston Celtics will face the Charlotte Hornets on April 1 (Monday) at the Spectrum Center. This will be the second meeting between the two teams this season, with the Hornets winning the first one. Boston has wrapped up the Eastern Conference, so they will give their best against Charlotte in the upcoming game. The Hornets will be playing back-to-back games. Their defense will be led by Brandon Miller, Miles Bridges and Grant Williams. 



The Boston Celtics will not be playing with all their best players and some of them have been ruled active but would likely only make cameo appearances as the franchise doesn’t want to take injury risks. The Celtics are on top of the Western Conference with a 58-16 record, so a win at this stage is meaningless for them, but an injury could spoil their dream of winning the championship. 

The Charlotte Hornets are not at full strength due to injuries and might sit out some players in the upcoming game. Their coach will likely ask the players who will be available to play hard. Not many teams have been able to win the season series against Boston, so the Hornets will try hard to push for the win. 


Starting lineup 

The Boston Celtics will likely start with Jrue Holiday, Jayson Tatum, Sam Hauser, Al Horford and Derrick White. 

The Charlotte Hornets will most likely start with Miles Bridges, Tre Mann, Brandon Miller, Vasilije Micic and Nick Richards. 


Betting tips 

Jayson Tatum’s over/under for the upcoming contest is 27.5 points. He is likely to score under the mark, as Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla will limit his minutes in the game. 

Vasilije Micic has been averaging 13.4 points per game since last month and has been playing good basketball. His over/under for the upcoming game is 12.5 and he is likely to go over this mark. 

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The Celtics are definitely going to prioritize the health of their roster over the win on Monday. Their starters will be limited, so the Hornets will try to get the win despite back-to-back setbacks. The Celtics can still get the win, though, and allow the Hornets to cover the +17.0 spread. 


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