The Boston Celtics (46-21) visit the Atlanta Hawks (34-33) on March 11, 2023 at State Farm Arena, where the Celtics are five-point favorites in a contest featuring two of the highest-scoring teams in the NBA. The Celtics are fourth (117.6 ppg), and the Hawks are fifth (117.2). The over/under is set at 238 points for the matchup.
How to bet Celtics vs. Hawks
Boston Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Celtics as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -205 odds to pick up the win, while the Hawks are listed at +172 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 238 points.
Celtics vs. Hawks Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, March 11, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBCS
- Location: Atlanta, Georgia
- Arena: State Farm Arena
Celtics vs. Hawks Betting Trends
The Celtics are 34-30-3 against the spread this year. Boston has been victorious in 44, or 71%, of the 62 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Celtics games this year have hit the over 52.2% of the time (35 out of 67 games with a set point total).
Against the spread, the Hawks are 29-36-2 this season. Atlanta has won 11 of the 29 games it was the underdog on the moneyline this season (37.9%). The Hawks have gone over the point total 55.2% of the time this year (37 of 67 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Celtics: Robert Williams: Out (Hamstring), Payton Pritchard: Questionable (Heel)
What you need to know about the Boston Celtics
Boston is surrendering 112.2 points per game this year (seventh-ranked in NBA), but it has really shined offensively, scoring 117.6 points per contest (fourth-best). Offensively the Celtics have played better when playing at home this year, putting up 120.7 points per game, compared to 114.3 per game in away games. On the offensive side of the ball, the Celtics have increased their output a little bit over their last 10 games, scoring 117.8 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 117.6 they’ve put up over the course of this year.
Boston is top-five this year in three-point shooting, ranking second-best in the league with 15.9 treys per game. Meanwhile, it ranks sixth with a 37.7% shooting percentage from three-point land. The Celtics are attempting 46.3 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 52.4% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 62.1% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 42.2 treys per contest, which are 47.6% of their shots (and 37.9% of the team’s buckets).
What you need to know about the Atlanta Hawks
In 2022-23, Atlanta is fifth-best in the NBA offensively (117.2 points scored per game) and ranked 20th defensively (117 points allowed). At home the Hawks are putting up 117.1 points per game, 0.1 fewer points than they are averaging away (117.2). The Hawks have performed better offensively over their past 10 games, compiling 122.2 points per contest, five more than their season average of 117.2.
Atlanta makes 10.8 3-pointers per game and shoots 35.6% from beyond the arc, ranking 22nd and 19th, respectively, in the league. The Hawks take 33% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 24.4% of their made shots are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they take 67% of their shots, with 75.6% of their makes coming from there.
Our prediction to win this game is the Celtics, and we predict that Hawks will cover the spread (Celtics -5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 238 points.
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