Hornets vs. Celtics NBA Preview (4/12/24): Odds, Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on April 12, 2024
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The Charlotte Hornets are set to play the Boston Celtics on April 12, at 7:30 PM at TD Garden in Boston, MA. The game will be broadcast on NBCS. With the Celtics favored by 8.5 points and an over/under set at 217.5, the money line is +268 for the Hornets.

Hornets vs. Celtics pregame odds

The NBA betting odds for the upcoming game between the Celtics and the Hornets are available from various Massachusetts sportsbooks. DraftKings lists the Celtics at -340 on the moneyline and the point spread at -8.0, with an over/under of 217.5. Caesars provides a point spread of -7.5 for the Celtics, with an over/under set at 217.0.

  • DraftKingsCeltics -8.0, over/under 217.5
  • FanDuelCeltics -7.5, over/under 217.5
  • CaesarsCeltics -7.5, over/under 217
  • BetMGMCeltics -8.5, over/under 217.5

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

Hornets vs. Celtics projected starting lineups April 12

Celtics starting lineup tonight

PG: Jrue Holiday
SG: Derrick White
SF: Jaylen Brown
PF: Jayson Tatum
C: Kristaps Porzingis

Hornets starting lineup tonight

PG: Vasilije Micic
SG: Tre Mann
SF: Brandon Miller
PF: Miles Bridges
C: Grant Williams (game-time decision)

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata

Hornets vs. Celtics injuries tonight

  • Hornets: Seth Curry (SG) and Cody Martin (SF) are out with ankle injuries. LaMelo Ball (PG) also remains out with an ankle injury, significantly impacting the Hornets’ backcourt options. Grant Williams (PF) and Nick Richards (100) are questionable, which could affect the team’s frontcourt rotation.
  • Celtics: Oshae Brissett (PF) is out due to illness, potentially affecting the team’s depth against the Hornets.

Team standings and stats for today’s NBA game

Boston Celtics team stats

The Boston Celtics lead the Eastern Conference with a record of 62-18, dominating the Atlantic Division. As a result, Celtics odds have them as the favorite to win the NBA Finals. The Celtics’ recent game against the New York Knicks ended in a loss, with a final score of 118-109. The Celtics are looking to remain healthy as they clinched the one seed. Season stats highlight their prowess:

  • PPG: 120.3
  • Points Allowed: 109.2
  • Rebounds: 46.2
  • Assists: 26.8
  • FG%: 48.5
  • 3PT%: 38.8

Charlotte Hornets team stats

The Charlotte Hornets are positioned 13th in the Eastern Conference with 20-60, ranking fourth in the Southeast Division. Their latest victory against the Hawks, scoring 115 points, provided a look into the offensive talent they have for the future. Seasonal performance metrics are as follows:

  • PPG: 106.5
  • Points Allowed: 116.7
  • Rebounds: 40.3
  • Assists: 24.7
  • FG%: 46.0
  • 3PT%: 35.2

Player stats for Hornets vs. Celtics on April 12

Boston Celtics leaders

The Celtics are gearing up for their next NBA showdown, bringing solid performances from their recent game against NY:

  • Jayson Tatum (SF): 18 PTS, 4 RBS, 7 ASTS
  • Jaylen Brown (SG): 15 PTS, 2 RBS, 1 AST
  • Payton Pritchard (PG): 16 PTS, 4 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • Sam Hauser (SF): 15 PTS, 4 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Kristaps Porzingis (C): 14 PTS, 8 RBS, 1 AST

For NBA betting insights, here are the Celtics’ season leaders with their average stats:

  • Jayson Tatum: 26.9 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 4.9 APG
  • Jaylen Brown: 23.0 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 3.6 APG
  • Kristaps Porzingis: 20.1 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 2.0 APG
  • Derrick White: 15.2 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 5.2 APG
  • Jrue Holiday: 12.5 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 4.8 APG

Charlotte Hornets leaders

The Hornets are preparing for their upcoming NBA game with notable performances in their last outing against ATL. Key players for bettors to watch include:

  • Brandon Miller (SF): 27 PTS, 3 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Miles Bridges (SF): 18 PTS, 3 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Tre Mann (PG): 16 PTS, 3 RBS, 7 ASTS
  • Grant Williams (PF): 16 PTS, 6 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Aleksej Pokusevski (PF): 10 PTS, 6 RBS, 1 AST

Here are the Hornets’ season leaders for those interested:

  • Miles Bridges: 21.3 PPG, 7.4 RPG, 3.4 APG
  • Brandon Miller: 17.4 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 2.4 APG
  • Nick Richards: 9.7 PPG, 8.0 RPG, 0.8 APG
  • Grant Williams: 10.3 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 2.3 APG
  • LaMelo Ball: 23.9 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 8.0 APG
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