Hawks vs Celtics Prediction NBA Picks Today 3/28

Hawks vs Celtics Prediction NBA Picks Today 3/28

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Atlanta, GA; March 28, 2024, 4:30 p.m. EST

 

Game Odds

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Time Spread Total ML
4:30 PM -12.5 (-110) o226.5 (-110) -900
- +12.5 (-110) u226.5 (-110) +550

Game Overview

The Boston Celtics (57-15) are set to face off against the Atlanta Hawks (32-39) on March 28, 2024, at 4:30 p.m. EST. This game follows a close encounter between these two teams in their last meeting, where the Hawks narrowly edged out the Celtics with a final score of 120-118. However, this time around, the Celtics are determined to seek revenge and secure a decisive victory.

 

Team Statistics

Boston Celtics

The Celtics, led by their standout performer Jayson Tatum, boast an impressive record of 57-15 for the season. Tatum has been instrumental in the Celtics' success, averaging 27.3 points per game with an outstanding 47.3% field goal percentage. With key players returning from injury, including Jaden Springer and Xavier Tillman, the Celtics are poised to dominate the court.

Atlanta Hawks

Meanwhile, the Atlanta Hawks, led by Trae Young, have had a mixed season with a record of 32-39. Young has been the driving force for the Hawks, averaging 26.4 points per game. However, the Hawks will be without Young due to injury, giving the Celtics a significant advantage in this matchup.

 

Injuries and Player Matchups

Boston Celtics

The Celtics will have a near full-strength lineup for this game, with only minor injuries to Jaden Springer, Xavier Tillman, Jrue Holiday, and Al Horford. Despite these concerns, the Celtics have the depth and talent to overcome any obstacles and secure a commanding victory.

Atlanta Hawks

On the other hand, the Atlanta Hawks will sorely miss the presence of Trae Young, who is sidelined with an injury until April 4. Young's absence significantly weakens the Hawks' offensive capabilities and leaves them vulnerable against a determined Celtics side seeking redemption.

 

Recent Performances

Boston Celtics

The Celtics have been in outstanding form, winning four of their last five games. Their recent victory against the Detroit Pistons with a dominant score of 129-102 highlights their strength and resilience. Despite a narrow loss to the Hawks in their previous encounter, the Celtics are poised to bounce back strongly and secure a decisive win.

Atlanta Hawks

The Hawks have had a mixed bag of results in their last five games, winning two and losing three. While they managed to defeat the Charlotte Hornets convincingly with a score of 132-91, their inconsistency leaves them vulnerable against the formidable Celtics.

 

Prediction

The Boston Celtics are poised to claim victory and cover the -12.5 points spread in this highly anticipated matchup against the Atlanta Hawks. After suffering a narrow defeat in their previous encounter, the Celtics are fueled by a desire for revenge and redemption. With a near full-strength lineup and the absence of key player Trae Young from the Hawks' roster, the Celtics have a clear advantage in terms of both talent and motivation.

Expect Jayson Tatum to lead the charge for the Celtics, utilizing his scoring prowess to dismantle the Hawks' defense. With contributions from players like Daniel White and the return of injured stars, the Celtics will demonstrate their dominance on both ends of the court.

The Celtics' determination to avenge their prior loss combined with their superior talent and depth make them the clear favorites to secure a commanding victory, covering the spread and asserting their dominance over the Atlanta Hawks.

Pick: Boston Celtics -12.5

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