Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics Prediction, Pick and Preview, November 16 (11/16): NBA

Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics Prediction, Pick and Preview, November 16 (11/16): NBA

 

Odds

Time 7:30 p.m. EST
Celtics money line -130
Celtics spread -1.5 (-110)
Hawks money line +110
Hawks spread +1.5 (-110)
Over / under 236.5

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Boston Celtics Atlanta Hawks
Record 11-3 9-5
Road  / home record 5-2 5-2
Streak W7 W1
Points per game 119.25 115.50
Points allowed per game 113.00 113.00
Rebounds per game 41.50 46.67
Over / under record 9-5 9-5
 

Preview

The Atlanta Hawks return home to host the Boston Celtics at the State Farm Arena on Wednesday night. These teams faced each other 4 times last season and they tied 2-2. The Celtics couldn't beat the Hawks in Atlanta.  

 

Boston Celtics

The Celtics get here with a 11-3 record overall and are 5-2 on the road ranking 1st in the Atlantic division. In their last game at home they beat the OKC Thunder 126-122. Marcus Smart scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half. Jayson Tatum had 27 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics, and Al Horford added 12 points and 11 boards. Smart also had eight assists and five rebounds.

Jayson Tatum leads the team with 31.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 4.4 assists for the Celtics while Marcus Smart is averaging 7.1 assists per game.

In their last 10 games, the Celtics are 7-3, averaging 119.0 points, 43.0 rebounds, 29.2 assists, 7.3 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 52.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.3 points.

Atlanta Hawks

The Hawks have won 5 of their last 7 games and are 5-2 at home so far ranking 1st in the Southeast Division. In their last game, they beat the Bucks 121-106 on the road. De’Andre Hunter scored 24 points and Trae Young had 21 points and nine assists. Clint Capela added 19 points and 10 rebounds as Atlanta won for the fifth time in seven games. Dejounte Murray also scored 19, and John Collins had 16 points and nine boards.

Young leads the team averaging 26.9 points and 9.7 assists. Clint Capela is averaging 11.9 rebounds per game for Atlanta.

In their last 10 games the Hawks are 6-4, averaging 116.2 points, 43.4 rebounds, 25.8 assists, 8.7 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 48.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.4 points.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Boston are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games.

Boston are 13-5 SU in their last 18 games against Atlanta.

Boston are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games on the road.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta.

Atlanta are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.

The total has gone OVER in 9 of Atlanta's last 12 games.

Atlanta are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games against Boston.

 

Prediction

The Celtics have been on fire this season and have lost only 3 games so far and are on a 7 game winning streak. The Hawks are also having a great start of the season and have been good at home with 5-2 record there. They beat the Celtics twice at home last season and with Marcus Smart, Williams and Brogdon out I think the Hawks have a chance to win this one. Take the Hawks.

PICK: Hawks ML (+110)

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