Celtics vs Hornets Prediction: The Boston Celtics are expected to win the upcoming NBA preseason game against the Charlotte Hornets.
As the National Basketball Association (NBA) preseason is set to go underway this week, it’s time for teams to do a SWOT analysis and make their preparation strong ahead of the main event. The Boston Celtics are set to host the Charlotte Hornets for their preseason opener at the TD Garden Arena on Sunday, 2nd October.
The Celtics will aim for another positive campaign this season. It was a fantastic performance of the Celtics under the new coach Ime Udoka in the last season. In the initial phase, they looked out of touch at 18-21. However, consistent performance from the month of January gave them the #2 seed in the Eastern Conference with a strong 51-31 finish to the regular season. The Celtics continued their dominance in the playoffs and advanced to the NBA Finals where they faced a 2-4 defeat to the Golden State Warriors.
The Charlotte Hornets have many things to work on ahead of the upcoming season. Last year, they had another forgetful season as Charlotte failed to qualify for the playoffs. Their last postseason appearance was in 2016. The Hornets finished the regular season at 33-39 in the 10th position of the Eastern Conference but they managed to qualify for the Play-In tournament. Charlotte’s journey ended with a 103-132 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
Celtics vs Hornets Prediction: Winning Odds
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Celtics vs Hornets Prediction: NBA 2022-23 Roster
Guard: JD Davison, Brodric Thomas, Denzel Valentine, Marcus Smart, Derrick White, Payton Pritchard, Malcolm Brogdon
Forward: Luka Samanic, Jake Layman, Justin Jackson, Noah Vonleh, Mfiondu Kabengele, Sam Hauser, Grant Williams, Danilo Gallinari,
Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown
Center: Luke Kornet, Robert Williams III, Al Horford
Guard: LaMelo Ball, James Bouknight, Jalen Crutcher, Anthony Duruji, Gordon Hayward, Bryce McGowens, Terry Rozier, Jayen Sims, Dennis Smith
Forward: LiAngelo Ball, Kai Jones, Cody Martin, Jalen McDaniels, Kelly Oubre Jr., Mason Plumlee, JT Thor, PJ Washington, Isaiah Whaley
Center: Nick Richards.Mark Williams
Celtics vs Hornets Prediction: Injuries
Boston Celtics: Robert Williams III (Center), Danilo Gallinari (Forward)
Charlotte Hornets: Scottie Lewis (Guard), Gordon Hayward (Forward)
Celtics vs Hornets Prediction: Team Stats (NBA 2021-22 Regular Season)
|Stats||Boston Celtics||Charlotte Hornets|
|Points Per Game||111.8||115.3|
|Rebounds Per Game||46.1||44.6|
|Assists Per Game||24.8||28.1|
|Steals Per Game||7.2||8.6|
|Blocks Per Game||5.8||4.9|
Celtics vs Hornets Prediction: Head to Head
Both these teams have met 116 times in the regular season of the NBA. The Boston Celtics have the upper hand as they won 71 games, while the Charlotte Hornets have managed to win 45 of them. If we talk about the last 5 matchups, 4 fixtures were won by the Celtics and 1 by the Hornets. The previous meeting took place in the last NBA season on 9 March 2022. The Celtics won that game with a score of 115-101.
Celtics vs Hornets Prediction: Top Players from the Last Season
|Player||Position||Points Per Game||ReboundsPer Game||Assists Per Game|
|Jayson Tatum||Small Forward||26.9||8.0||4.4|
|Player||Position||Points Per Game||Rebounds Per Game||Steals Per Game|
|Jaylen Brown||Shooting Guard||23.6||6.1||1.1|
|Player||Position||Points Per Game||Assists Per Game||Steals Per Game|
|Marcus Smart||Point Guard||12.1||5.9||1.7|
|Player||Position||Points Per Game||Rebounds Per Game||Assists Per Game|
|Miles Bridges||Small Forward||20.2||7.0||3.8|
|Player||Position||Points Per Game||Assists Per Game||Rebounds Per Game|
|Lamelo Ball||Point Guard||20.1||7.6||6.7|
|Player||Position||Points Per Game||Assists Per Game||Turnovers Per Game|
|Terry Rozier||Shooting Guard||19.3||4.5||1.3|
Celtics vs Hornets Prediction: Winner
Generally, teams try out different team combinations and experiments in the preseason to assess their strength and weaknesses. Hence it is quite difficult to predict the winner. The confidence of the Celtics will surely be high after a successful last season.
However, each season brings up new challenges. The Hornets, on the other hand, will look to give opportunities to young players ahead of the regular season. The predictions and betting platforms are favoring the Celtics for this NBA preseason matchup.
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