Celtics vs Hawks Prediction Game 5 NBA Playoffs Picks 4/25

Celtics vs Hawks Prediction Game 5 NBA Playoffs Picks 4/25

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Preview

As the NBA playoffs roll on, the Boston Celtics have taken a commanding 3-1 lead over the Atlanta Hawks in their first-round series. After a nail-biting 129-121 victory in Game 4, the Celtics will look to close out the series at home in Game 5 on Monday, April 25th at 4:30 PM ET.

 

Let's take a closer look at the teams and the latest betting trends for this game.

 

Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks have had a tough time containing Boston's offense in this series, with the Celtics averaging 121 points per game through the first four games. Despite the scoring outbursts of Trae Young, who is averaging 26.2 points and 10.2 assists per game, the Hawks have struggled to keep up. The Hawks will look to continue to rely on Young's dynamic playmaking abilities in Game 5 and attempt to slow down the Celtics' potent offense.

 

Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics have been led by the dynamic duo of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, who are averaging a combined 61.7 points per game in this series. Tatum, in particular, has been sensational, averaging 30.1 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. The Celtics have also benefited from strong contributions off the bench from Marcus Smart and Evan Fournier, who have helped to stretch the floor and keep the Hawks' defense off-balance.

 

Betting Trends

According to the latest odds, the Boston Celtics are heavy favorites to win Game 5, with the point spread set at -12.0. The over/under for the game is set at 230 points.

 

Public Betting Data

According to the latest public betting data, 86.4% of the bets are coming in on the Boston Celtics to cover the -12.0 point spread.

 

Prediction

With their backs against the wall, the Atlanta Hawks will come out firing in Game 5, but it may not be enough to overcome the potent Boston Celtics offense. The Celtics have been dominant on their home court this season, and they should be able to cover the 12-point spread in this game.

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Pick: Celtics -12.0

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