Authored by NBA Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Basketball game on Wednesday Night December 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm EST.
The (7-12) Boston Celtics of the Eastern Conference Atlantic division will make the trip from the Beantown to the Queen City to take on the (5-15) Charlotte Hornets of the Eastern Conference Southeast division in 2014 NBA action. The team will play at Time Warner Cable Arena in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina. This Sports Handicapper believes the Boston Celtics need to unload their star point guard before the trade deadline, for salary cap space. The Charlotte Bobcats came out the gate slow after lofty expectations were put on them. The betting line has Charlotte as a three-point home favorite Against The Spread, and the betting odds total is at 203′-points for Wednesday Night’s game.
The 2014-15 Boston Celtics were on a three-game win streak until a 133-132 overtime loss at Washington on Monday December 8th ended it. Boston is giving up an average of 107.0 points per contest while scoring 105 per game. The under is 6-2 the last eight times the team has met, and the last four played in the largest city in the Tar Heel State. Boston is 4-0 Against The Point Spread their last four games following an ATS win. The Boston Celtics are 3-1 vs. The number their last four Winning NBA Expert Betting Picks on the road, going over the betting odds total three times, and staying under once in the 4. The key to a Boston win is to make open shots, the Celtics have been putting up the three ball a lot and if they are on they are hard to beat.
The 2014-15 Charlotte Hornets like Wednesday’s opponent gives up too many points per game, Charlotte allows 101.2 per contest this season. The Bobcats are got a much-needed win at home last Friday vs. The New York Knicks, they had lost nine in a row. Charlotte is 0-5 Against The Points Spread their last five when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game, and the over is 5-0 their last five following an ATS loss. Charlotte is 1-7-1 Against The Spread, going over the betting odds total seven times and staying under three their last ten. The key to a Bobcats win is to play tough defense, when Charlotte defends opponents they are a very solid team. The Bobcats have allowed their last seven opponents at home to hit or go over the century mark.
Free Pick: Charlotte-3.