Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 1 (3/1): NBA

Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 1 (3/1): NBA

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Odds
Time 7:30 p.m. EST
Hawks money line +210
Hawks spread +5.5
Celtics money line -227
Celtics spread -5.5
Over / under 227

 

2021-2022 season stats
  Atlanta Hawks Boston Celtics
Record 29-31 36-27
Road / home record 11-18 20-11
Streak W1 L1
Points per game 112.42 109.21
Points allowed per game 111.57 103.89
Rebounds per game 44.35 46.38
Rebounds allowed per game 43.62 44.62
Over / under record 33-27 28-34-1

 

Preview

The Boston Celtics return home to host the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday. These teams have met three times already this season, the home team has taken the win and the Hawks have the lead 2-1.

ATLANTA HAWKS

The Hawks have won 3 of their last 4 games but are 11-18 on the road so far this season. They're 29-31 overall and are 10th in the Eastern Conference.

Young is scoring 27.8 points per game with 3.9 rebounds and 9.3 assists for the Hawks. Bogdan Bogdanovic is averaging 17 points, 3.6 assists and 1.8 steals over the last 10 games for Atlanta.

In their last 10 games the Hawks are 5-5, averaging 117.0 points, 44.3 rebounds, 25.0 assists, 7.5 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 47.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.3 points.

BOSTON CELTICS

The Celtics got blowout by the Pacers 128-107 at home. "We didn't come out as physical as we wanted to and it allowed them to get in a rhythm and it kind of snowballed on us," Boston coach Ime Udoka said. 

Boston is 20-11 at home and 36-27 overall, ranking sixth in the Eastern Conference. Tatum is averaging 25.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists for the Celtics. Jaylen Brown is averaging 21.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists over the last 10 games for Boston.

In their last 10 games the Celtics are 8-2, averaging 115.2 points, 47.6 rebounds, 27.0 assists, 6.6 steals and 7.1 blocks per game while shooting 48.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 100.1 points per game.

BETTING TRENDS

Atlanta are 12-6 ATS in their last 18 games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games.

Boston is 13-17-1 ATS at home this season.

Boston is 1-2 ATS against Atlanta this season.

Prediction

Boston ranks #4 in defense in the NBA and are allowing 100.1 in their last 10 games. The Hawks are averaging 109.6 ppg on the road. The Under has cashed in all 3 games between these teams this season. Under is the play.

PICK: Under 227 (-110)

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