Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 13 (2/13): NBA

Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 13 (2/13): NBA

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Odds
Time 2:10 p.m. EST
Hawks money line -155
Hawks spread -3.5
Celtics money line +115
Celtics spread +3.5
Over / under 226

 

2021-2022 season stats
  Atlanta Hawks Boston Celtics
Record 26-29 32-25
Road / home record 10-16 19-10
Streak 1L 7W
Points per game 112.02 108.42
Points allowed per game 111.85 103.74
Rebounds per game 44.38 46.70
Rebounds allowed per game 43.53 44.70
Over / under record 30-25 23-33-1

 

Preview

The Atlanta Haws will travel to Boston for their 3rd road game to face the Celtics. These teams have already met twice this season, the Hawks won and covered the spread in both games but now the Celtics are playing better and they're on a 7 game winning streak.

ATLANTA HAWKS

The Hawks are coming from a loss agasint the San Antonio Spurs. Bogdan Bogdanovic had 23 points in a reserve role and Trae Young, the league's third-leading scorer, finished with 16. Atlanta shot 45.6% from the field, including 14 of 43 from three-point range, and allowed San Antonio to shoot 55.6%.

Atlanta has lost three of four games overall and hasn't won on the road since a Jan. 23 victory at Charlotte.

The team is averaging 112.02 ppg and ranks 8th in the league and are shooting 37.44% from long distance which is 3th best in the NBA. Defensively the team has struggled as they allow 111.85 ppg and 112.19 on the road.

BOSTON CELTICS

The Celtics are on a 7 game winning streak and have won 8 of their last 10 games at home. They beat the Nuggets in their last game 108-102. Jayson Tatum had 24 points, Marcus Smart added 22 points, five steals and two crucial free throws. Robert Williams added 15 points and 16 rebounds to help Boston extend its longest winning streak of the season.

Derrick White had 15 points, six rebounds and two assists in his debut with Celtics after being acquired from San Antonio in a trade-deadline deal.

The Celtics are 18th in the league in scoring offense with an average of 108.4 ppg. Boston is 2nd in the league in rebounding with 46.7 boards per contest while they stand 18th in assists by handing out 23.5 assists per game. The Celtics are 4th in the league in scoring defense as they allow 103.7 ppg.

BETTING TRENDS

Atlanta are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games.

Atlanta are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games on the road.

Boston are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Sunday.

Boston are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta.

Prediction

The Celtics continue on a hot streak and they're holding their opponents to 102.93 points. The Hawks have been inconsistent and are only 9-17 ATS on the road this season. Take the Celtics to cover the spread.

PICK: Celtics +3.5 (-110)

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