Hornets Tipped to Give Celtics a Scare

Celtics vs Hornets Lines

The Boston Celtics lost the first meeting to the Charlotte Hornets, so redemption is on their minds this Monday night.

Celtics vs Hornets lines have the Celtics as firm favorites at -17, but the Hornets look to be giant killers as the NBA playoffs approach.

It could be an interesting game at Spectrum Center and it comes down to attitude.

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Date, Time:Location: Spectrum Center, Charlotte
Stream: NBA TV

Boston Back to Its Best

It has been a lengthy road trip for the Celtics, who looked good except for consecutive losses to the pesky Atlanta Hawks.

The losses came by two points and one point respectively, so despite dropping two of these road games, they could have won both.

There’s little doubt the Celtics are the best team in the NBA, and their NBA playoffs bracket has them making it to the NBA Finals.

They have something to prove, and the Hornets could be in for a world of hurt on Monday. However, that wasn’t the case when they first met in November.

The Celtics lost 121-118 on the road in overtime. But a lot of water has gone under the bridge since then. Jayson Tatum had 45 points, so there are positives to take from that outing.

It’s not surprising to see the Celtics favored with the Celtics vs Hornets lines. They will need to be at their best to cover the spread.

Fatigue could play a part for the Celtics, who are playing their sixth consecutive road game. But they are classy and their 104-92 win over the New Orleans Pelicans is an excellent guide for this Eastern Conference showdown.

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Any Value in Charlotte?

Getting +17 with NBA odds could be too good to pass up, even for the Hornets.

They might have only 18 wins on their record but in the NBA games tonight, they could pull off a big upset.

Having already beaten the Celtics should give them plenty of confidence. Additionally, they defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-111 last week.

Anything close to that performance could be enough to cover the Celtics vs Hornets lines. Playing at home is also a bonus.

The Hornets have 10 of their 18 wins at Spectrum Center and they should have found a nice rhythm having played their last two games here.

The team might look a little different from the one that played the Celtics in November. But they would love to show their Eastern Conference rivals that they’re not pushovers.

It’s rare to see such a wide line in an NBA game, and although Boston should win, it might not be so clear-cut.

Ride the Home Team

The Celtics are capable of destroying teams, but the Hornets should put up a fight at home.

If they were ever going to cover the spread, it would be at home against the Celtics who could be tired after a long road trip.

Having already beaten the Celtics is a bonus, and getting +17 points is more than enough for bettors to cash the Celtics vs Hornets lines.

We’re not brave enough to back to Hornets with the moneyline markets. But the Celtics showed against the Hawks that they’re not invincible.

There is also value with the total of 219. It should be a high-scoring contest, and with 239 points scored in the first meeting, there is more than enough offense with the Celtics and Hornets to cash the over.

Celtics vs Hornets Lines

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