The Celtics face off against Bridges and Hornets

The Celtics face off against Bridges and Hornets

The Boston Celtics (58-16, first in the Eastern Conference) are set to face off against the Charlotte Hornets (18-56, 13th in the Eastern Conference) in Charlotte, North Carolina on Monday at 7 p.m. EDT. According to the FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE, the Celtics are favored by 17 points with an over/under of 216.5.

Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics will take on Miles Bridges and the Charlotte Hornets in this Eastern Conference matchup. The Hornets have struggled in conference games with an 11-36 record and an 8-39 record against teams above .500. In comparison, the Celtics are 38-9 in Eastern Conference play and average 15.3 fast break points per game, led by Jaylen Brown with 4.4 points per game.

The Hornets score an average of 106.4 points per game, slightly lower than the 109.5 points allowed by the Celtics. On the other hand, the Celtics average 120.9 points per game, higher than the 116.9 points given up by the Hornets. The last time these two teams met, the Hornets came out on top with a 121-118 overtime victory on Nov. 21, with LaMelo Ball scoring 36 points.

Key players to watch include Bridges who is averaging 21.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 3.3 assists for the Hornets, and Tatum who is averaging 27.3 points and 8.2 rebounds for the Celtics. In their recent 10 games, Bridges is averaging 17.2 points, while Derrick White is averaging 3.2 made 3-pointers.

The Hornets have a 2-8 record in their last 10 games, averaging 100.9 points per game. The Celtics, on the other hand, have an 8-2 record in their last 10 games with an average of 121.8 points per game. In terms of injuries, both teams have several players listed as out or day-to-day, including Ball, Curry, and Martin for the Hornets, and Davison, Brown, Porzingis, and Springer for the Celtics.

This story was created using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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