Celtics vs. Hornets NBA Preview (4/1/24): Odds, Lineups & Injuries

Written By Editorial Team on April 1, 2024 - Last Updated on April 2, 2024
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Celtics vs. Hornets

The Boston Celtics are scheduled to play against the Charlotte Hornets at 7 p.m. ET on April 1, at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC. The game will be broadcast on NBCS. NBA odds are set with the Celtics as a -17.0 favorite and an over/under of 219.5.

Celtics vs. Hornets pregame odds

The pregame NBA betting odds for the Celtics vs Hornets show a consistent point spread of -17.0 in favor of the Celtics, with the over/under set around 219 to 219.5. These two teams have played once this season, with Charlotte getting the 121-118 overtime victory. Current odds at Massachusetts online sportsbooks are as follows:

  • Draftkings: Celtics -17, over/under 219
  • FanDuel: Celtics -16, over/under 219
  • Caesars: Celtics -17, over/under 219.5
  • BetMGM: Celtics -17.5, over/under 219.5

Odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the Celtics vs Hornets.

Celtics vs. Hornets projected starting lineups for April 1

Boston Celtics starting lineup tonight

  • PG: Jrue Holiday
  • SG: Derrick White
  • SF: Jaylen Brown (game-time decision)
  • PF: Jayson Tatum
  • C: Kristaps Porzingis (game-time decision)

Charlotte Hornets starting lineup

  • PG: Vasilije Micic
  • SG: Tre Mann
  • SF: Brandon Miller
  • PF: Miles Bridges
  • C: Nick Richards

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.io

Celtics vs. Hornets injuries tonight

The Celtics have Kristaps Porzingis (C) and Jaylen Brown (SG) listed as questionable with a hamstring and hand injury, respectively. Jaden Springer (SG) is questionable with a knee injury, and JD Davison (PG) is out with an ankle injury.

For the Hornets, Seth Curry (SG), Cody Martin (SF), LaMelo Ball (PG), and Mark Williams (C) are out with ankle and back injuries. Aleksej Pokusevski (PF) is questionable due to illness.

Team standings & stats for Monday’s game

After back-to-back losses to the Atlanta Hawks, including losing last Thursday, the Celtics are looking to get another winning streak started as the regular season comes to a close.

Boston Celtics team stats ahead of tonight’s game

The Boston Celtics lead the Eastern Conference and the NBA with a record of 58-16, securing the top spot in the Atlantic Division. It’s no surprise that Celtics odds put them as the favorite to win the NBA Finals this season. In their recent matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans, the Celtics secured a win with a 104-92 victory. Celtics season stats highlight their dominance:

  • PPG: 120.9
  • Points Allowed per Game: 109.5
  • Rebounds per Game: 46.4
  • Assists per Game: 26.6
  • FG%: 48.6
  • 3PT%: 39.0

Charlotte Hornets team stats ahead of tonight’s game

The Charlotte Hornets have had a challenging season with a record of 18-56, positioning them 13th in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the Southeast Division. Their performance in the last game against the Los Angeles Clippers resulted in a 130-118 loss. Season stats for the Hornets are as follows:

  • PPG: 106.4
  • Points Allowed per Game: 116.9
  • Rebounds per Game: 40.6
  • Assists per Game: 24.6
  • FG%: 45.8
  • 3PT%: 35.1

Player stats for Celtics vs. Hornets for April 1

Boston Celtics leaders prior to Monday’s game

The Celtics are coming off a win against the Pelicans and were led by Jayson Tatum. Here are the top Celtics players from that matchup:

  • Jayson Tatum (SF): 23 PTS, 9 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Kristaps Porzingis (C): 19 PTS, 10 RBS, 3 ASTS,
  • Jaylen Brown (SG): 17 PTS, 7 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • Derrick White (SG): 15 PTS, 3 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Jrue Holiday (PG): 13 PTS, 8 RBS, 7 ASTS

Boston got the win over the Hornets on Monday. Looking at the season stats, the Celtics have players who are crucial for their NBA odds:

  • Jayson Tatum (SF): 27.3 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 4.9 APG
  • Jaylen Brown (SG): 23.2 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 3.6 APG
  • Kristaps Porzingis (C): 20.2 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 1.9 APG
  • Derrick White (SG): 15.5 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 5.2 APG
  • Jrue Holiday (PG): 12.8 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 4.9 APG

Charlotte Hornets Leaders

The recent game for the Hornets showcased the struggles they’ve had all season in the loss to the Clippers. Here are the top Hornets players from that game:

  • Miles Bridges (SF): 33 PTS, 7 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Brandon Miller (SF): 22 PTS, 6 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Vasilije Micic (PG): 10 PTS, 5 RBS, 13 ASTS, 1 DD
  • Grant Williams (PF): 18 PTS, 5 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Davis Bertans (PF): 15 PTS, 2 RBS

For the season, the Hornets have several players making significant contributions:

  • LaMelo Ball (PG): 23.9 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 8.0 APG
  • Miles Bridges (SF): 21.3 PPG, 7.4 RPG, 3.3 APG
  • Brandon Miller (SF): 17.0 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 2.4 APG
  • Grant Williams (PF): 13.4 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 2.6 APG
  • Mark Williams (C): 12.7 PPG, 9.7 RPG, 1.2 APG
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