Atlanta Hawks at Boston Celtics Predictions 3/1/22

by | Mar 1, 2022 | nba

Atlanta Hawks (29-31 SU, 27-33-0 ATS) vs. Boston Celtics (36-27 SU, 30-31-2 ATS)

When: Tuesday March 01 2022, 07:30 PM (ET)

Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

TV: NBCSB

Point Spread: ATL +6/BOS -6(Opened BOS -6.5 at MyBookie - Use bonus code PREDICT100 to receive a 100% real cash bonus up to $300!)

Total: 223.5 (Opened at 222.5)

Money Line: Atlanta Hawks +202/Boston Celtics -251

Power Rating: BOS -5

Probable Starting Lineups

Atlanta Hawks PG Trae Young, SG Kevin Huerter, SF De’Andre Hunter, PF Danilo Gallinari, C Clint Capela

Boston Celtics PG Marcus Smart, SG Jaylen Brown, SF Jayson Tatum, PF Al Horford, C Robert Williams

Key Injuries

Hawks
Lou Williams: Hip (Out), John Collins Heel (OUT)

Celtics
No Reported Injuries

The Boston Celtics host the Atlanta Hawks in a Non-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 07:30 PM ET at the TD Garden.

Recent Form

The Atlanta Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 29-31, placing them 9th in the Eastern Conference. Throughout the season, Atlanta has struggled in their 29 road contests, sitting at 11-18. Over their last five games, the Hawks have played well, picking up 3 wins. During this stretch, Atlanta is averaging 117.0 points per game, 5.0 points more than their season average of 112.4. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 107.0 points per contest. Atlanta comes into this game also playing well defensively, holding their opponents to just 108.0 points per game. An improvement on their season average of 111.6. In the Atlanta Hawks’ most recent game, Atlanta took down Toronto by a score of 127-100

The Boston Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 36-27, placing them 6th in the Eastern Conference. So far, Boston is above .500 at home, holding a record of 20-11. The Celtics have played well over their last five games, picking up 3 wins. During this stretch, Boston is averaging 119.0 points per game, 10.0 points more than their season average of 109.2. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 111.0 points per contest. The Celtics have been picking up victories while holding opponents to an average of 107.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 103.9. In the Boston Celtics’ most recent game, the team fell to Indiana by a score of 128-107.

Individual Player Analysis

As Atlanta travels to take on the Boston Celtics, the Hawks’ leading scorer is Trae Young. Through 55 games, Young is averaging 27 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 55.0% of his games. So far, the Celtics are allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 51.92% of their games, placing them 18th among NBA defenses. On the other side, Jayson Tatum leads the Celtics in scoring, averaging 25 points across his 58 games. Throughout the season, Tatum has outscored his season average in 47.0% of his outings. However, if he hopes to add to this total, Tatum will need to do so against a Hawks defense that has been tough on their opponent’s top scorers. So far, leading scores have surpassed their season average at a rate of just 37.25%. This figure is good for a rank of 4th in the league.

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Matchup Analysis

The Hawks come into this game as the more efficient offensive team, averaging 111.6 points per 100 possessions. When playing as the superior offensive unit, Atlanta is winning at a rate of 39%. These victories are coming by an average margin of 12.0 points. On the other side, the Celtics hold the advantage on the defensive end of the floor. So far, they have played 30 games as the better defensive team, picking up 20 wins (67%).

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics have met up for 3 games. In their last meeting, Boston picked up a 105-95 win.

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How the Public is Betting the Hawks vs Celtics

67% are betting the Celtics against the spread.

52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 223.5

Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Hawks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Hawks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
  • Celtics are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
  • Celtics are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

In this matchup, look for the Boston Celtics to pick up the win and cover the spread. On the season, Boston has been one of the best defensive teams in the NBA. I expect this to play out well vs an Atlanta unit, ranked 8th in the NBA in points per game. However, Boston should have no problem putting together another big offensive performance as the Hawks are 23rd in field goal percentage allowed. Bet your Hawks/Celtics pick and ALL your NBA bets for FREE this week by taking advantage of a 100% REAL CASH bonus on your first deposit of $100 to $1000 at Betnow Sportsbook!

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