Celtics vs Hawks Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – NBA Playoffs Game 1

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The Boston Celtics head into Game 1 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks as 10-point favorites. The playoff matchup on Saturday tips at 3:30 PM ET on ESPN from TD Garden. The over/under for the matchup is 231.5 points.

How to bet Celtics vs. Hawks

Boston Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 10 points, with bookmakers listing the Celtics as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -477 odds to pick up the win, while the Hawks are listed at +365 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 231.5 points.

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Celtics vs. Hawks Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, April 15, 2023
  • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Arena: TD Garden

Celtics vs. Hawks Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Celtics are 44-35-3 this season. Boston has come away with 53 wins in the 74 contests it has been listed as the favorite this season. Celtics games this year have gone over the total in 43 out of 82 opportunities (52.4%).

In the Hawks’ 82 games this season, they have 35 wins against the spread. Atlanta has won 12 of the 34 games it was the underdog on the moneyline this season (35.3%). Hawks games this year have gone over the point total 56.1% of the time (46 out of 82 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Celtics Leaders
Jayson Tatum 74 30.1 8.8 4.6 1.1 0.7 3.2
Jaylen Brown 67 26.6 6.9 3.5 1.1 0.4 2.4
Malcolm Brogdon 67 14.9 4.2 3.7 0.7 0.3 2
Derrick White 82 12.4 3.6 3.9 0.7 0.9 1.8
Marcus Smart 61 11.5 3.1 6.3 1.5 0.4 1.9


Hawks Leaders
Trae Young 73 26.2 3 10.2 1.1 0.1 2.1
Dejounte Murray 74 20.5 5.3 6.1 1.5 0.3 1.8
De’Andre Hunter 67 15.4 4.2 1.4 0.5 0.3 1.5
Bogdan Bogdanovic 54 14 3.1 2.8 0.8 0.3 2.7
Saddiq Bey 77 13.8 4.7 1.5 0.9 0.2 2
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Celtics vs. Hawks Injury Report

Hawks: None

What you need to know about the Boston Celtics

When it comes to points, Boston is playing well on both offense and defense, as it ranks fourth-best in the league in points scored (117.9 per game) and fourth-best in points allowed (111.4 per contest). Offensively the Celtics have fared better when playing at home this year, posting 120.5 points per game, compared to 115.4 per game when playing on the road. On the offensive side of the ball, the Celtics have increased their output a little bit over their last 10 games, scoring 120.1 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 117.9 they’ve put up over the course of this season.

Boston ranks top-five this year in three-point shooting, ranking second-best in the league with 16 threes per game. Meanwhile, it ranks sixth with a 37.7% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. The Celtics have taken 52% two-pointers and 48% from beyond the arc this season. Of the team’s baskets, 62% are two-pointers and 38% are three-pointers.

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What you need to know about the Atlanta Hawks

On offense, Atlanta is the third-best team in the NBA (118.4 points per game). On defense, it is 25th (118.1 points conceded per game). The Hawks average 119.6 points per game at home, and 117.2 away. The Hawks are posting 124.7 points per game in their last 10 games, which is 6.3 more than their average for the season (118.4).

Atlanta makes 10.8 3-pointers per game and shoots 35.2% from beyond the arc, ranking 24th and 21st, respectively, in the NBA. The Hawks take 33.1% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 24.1% of their made shots are from there. Inside the arc, they attempt 66.9% of their shots, with 75.9% of their makes coming from there.

Celtics vs. Hawks Predictions and Pick

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Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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