According to Jay King of The Athletic, Boston Celtics Center, Robert Williams III was ruled out of tonight’s match against the Charlotte Hornets for personal reasons.
Although the Celtics originally expected Robert Williams to play tonight, he has now been ruled out for personal reasons.
— Jay King (@ByJayKing) January 19, 2022
Williams’ name was missing from Boston’s initial injury report, but the 24-year-old will now miss his second straight game.
Williams III is in the midst of a career season averaging 10.0 PPG, 9.2 RPG, and 2.1 BPG. He has scored 30 or more fanduel points in five of his last six games.
Al Horford ($5,100 on Fanduel) and Grant Williams ($3,600 on Fanduel) will benefit from the big man’s absence and both make for tempting plays on the DFS boards tonight. In Monday’s win against the New Orleans Pelicans, Horford and Williams each played 25 minutes and scored 29.4 and 17.4 fanduel points, respectively.
Boston has won five of its last six and can jump to two games over .500 with a win over the visiting Hornets.
Over at the Fanduel Sportsbook, the Celtics are home favorites at -3.5 points and -152 on the moneyline. The total is set at 220.5, with the overjuice going up to -112.