Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction 3/25/2024

The Boston Celtics (57-14) travel to face off against the Atlanta Hawks (31-39) on Monday, March 25th. This game will be played at State Farm Arena in Atlanta and televised on NBCS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

Celtics vs Hawks

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The Celtics Are Coming Off A Win

In their last game, the Celtics defeated the Bulls with a final score of 124-113. The Celtics were leading the game going into the second half 66-60.

Heading into today’s game, the Celtics are looking to extend their nine game winning streak. Overall, they are 57-14 this season. In Eastern Conference games, the Celtics are 38-7 and are 19-7 in non-conference games.

Against the spread, the Celtics have covered in two straight games and have an overall ATS record of 37-31. Boston has gone 35-30 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 2-1 when playing as underdogs.

The Hawks Are Coming Off A Win

The Hawks’ most recent game versus the Hornets saw Dejounte Murray lead the Hawks with 28 points while shooting 10/14 from the field. As the Hawks secured the victory with a final score of 132-91, Bruno Fernando also chipped in with 25 points.

In their most recent five games, the Hawks are 2-3 and have a record of 31-39 overall. In games against Eastern Conference teams, the Hawks are 18-26 while going 13-13 in non-conference games.

Atlanta has an overall ATS record of 24-46 as they come into today’s game. When playing on the road, the Hawks hold an ATS record of 12-24 in contrast to a 12-22 record against the spread when playing at home.

Celtics Offense Breakdown

Leading up to today’s matchup, the Celtics are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 121.2 points per game (2nd).

When it comes to scoring, the Celtics are one of the best in the league, averaging 121.2 points per game (2nd). However, they have actually been better on the road, averaging 119 points compared to 123.3 at home.

In terms of pace, Boston is 18th in the league at 97.5 possessions per game. They are also one of the top three-point shooting teams in the NBA, leading the league in three-point makes (16.7) and ranking 2nd in three-point shooting percentage (39%).

Overall, the Celtics’ field goal percentage is 9th in the NBA at 48%. They are also one of the best teams in terms of true shooting percentage (1st). In terms of assists, Boston is 14th in the league (26.7).

Hawks Offense Breakdown

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Heading into play, the Hawks’ offense is rated 5th in the league in scoring, averaging 119.2 points per contest.

The Hawks are one of the most explosive offenses in the league, averaging 119.2 points per game, which is 5th in the NBA. At home, they have been even better, scoring 122.8 points per game (4th).

Atlanta has been one of the top teams in terms of getting to the free-throw line, attempting 23.9 free throws per game (6th). They have also been excellent on the offensive glass, leading the league with 12.8 offensive rebounds per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hawks are 6th in the NBA in made threes per game (13.7), but they are just 16th in three-point shooting percentage (36%). Overall, Atlanta is 21st in field goal percentage (46%).

Celtics Team Defense

At this time, the Celtics’ defense is positioned 5th in the NBA, permitting 109.4 points per game. Inside the arc, the Celtics defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 52.2% and 34.5% from three-point territory.

Hawks Team Defense

Facing Boston, the Hawks aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 120.7 points allowed per game (27th). The Atlanta defense has allowed opponents to shoot 38.9% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 49.5% of their field goal attempts vs. Atlanta.

Key Players For The Celtics And Hawks

In today’s game, we anticipate Jayson Tatum leading the scoring for the Celtics, contributing 26 points while shooting 9/19 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 27.1 points per game, along with 8.2 rebounds.

As for Atlanta, Dejounte Murray is projected to be the primary scorer for the Hawks. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 22, and adding 5 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 46.5%, and his scoring average is 22.3 points per game.

Celtics vs Hawks Trends

  • Boston has played well in their previous three road games, going 3-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 127 points per game while allowing 106. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-0.
  • Through their last ten home games, Atlanta has an ATS record of just 3-7. However, their overall record was 3-7 while averaging 106 points per game.
  • The last three games that Atlanta was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
  • Boston has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 3-0 SU and 3-0 ATS in their last three games.

Celtics vs Hawks Prediction

In this Celtics vs. Hawks matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Hawks at +11.5. While we project the Celtics to win 117-112, our recommendation is to bet on the Hawks for the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 225 and given that our model is projecting 229 points between the teams, we like the over.

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