The Charlotte Hornets are hitting the road to battle the Boston Celtics in an NBA pro basketball game slated for Monday January 5th.
The teams begin play from Boston at 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The odds from this NBA contest have the home side Boston Celtics the -5 point favorite with a total lined at 198 points.
Charlotte fell to 11-24 following the 98-90 road defeat on Saturday to the Orlando Magic as a +4 point wagering underdog. The game ended at over 187 ½ points. The win broke a five game losing streak.
The second quarter was the difference as the Hornets outscored the Magic 30-9. They hit 45% from the floor along with 4 of 16 coming from three. Kemba Walker had 30 points and seven rebounds hitting on 10 of 21 shots. The team had nine more rebounds than the Magic. Charlotte held Orlando to just 38% shooting with 4 of 19 coming from beyond the arc.
Boston is 11-20 on the season with the 109-104 road defeat in overtime on Saturday to the Chicago Bulls as a +10 point wagering underdog. The game total went over 202 points. The team has lost two straight and six of their past seven games.
The Celtics hit 45% from the floor along with 5 of 17 from three. Evan Turner had 29 points and six assists hitting on 12 of 22 shots. They gave away the game with 22 turnovers. Boston was crushed on the glass by a 59-45 rebounding difference. They held Chicago to just 37% shooting with 6 of 28 coming from the three point line.