Celtics vs Hawks Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – NBA Playoffs Game 2

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The Atlanta Hawks will try to pull off an upset as 10-point underdogs heading into Game 2 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on Tuesday, starting at 7:00 PM ET on NBCS. The Celtics are on top 1-0 in the series. A 231-point over/under has been installed for this matchup.

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 sportsbooks listing the Celtics as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -543 odds to pick up the win, while the Hawks are listed at +407 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 231 points.

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Celtics vs. Hawks Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, April 18, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Arena: TD Garden

Celtics vs. Hawks Betting Trends

The Celtics have played 82 games, with 44 wins against the spread. Boston has won 53, or 71.6%, of the 74 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Celtics games this year have gone over the total in 43 out of 82 opportunities (52.4%).

The Hawks are 35-45-2 against the spread this year. Atlanta has been the underdog on the moneyline 34 total times this season. Atlanta has finished 12-22 in those games. Hawks games this year have gone over the total in 46 of 82 opportunities (56.1%).

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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

Things are clicking for Boston, which is scoring 117.9 points per game (fourth-best in NBA) and giving up 111.4 points per contest (fourth-best). The Celtics are posting 120.5 points per game this season at home, which is 5.1 more points than they’re averaging when playing on the road (115.4). The Celtics have seen an uptick in scoring recently, racking up 118.1 points per game in their last 10 outings, 0.2 points more than the 117.9 they’ve scored this season.

Boston ranks second-best in the NBA by draining 16 three-pointers per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks sixth in the league at 37.7%. The Celtics are attempting 46.2 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 52% of the shots they’ve taken (and 62% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 42.6 three-pointers per contest, which are 48% of their shots (and 38% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Atlanta Hawks

In 2022-23, Atlanta is third-best in the league on offense (118.4 points scored per game) and ranked 25th on defense (118.1 points allowed). At home the Hawks are putting up 119.6 points per game, 2.4 more than they are averaging on the road (117.2). The Hawks have fared better offensively over their past 10 games, putting up 122.2 points per contest, 3.8 more than their season average of 118.4.

Atlanta is 24th in the league in 3-pointers made (10.8 per game) and 21st in 3-point percentage (35.2%). The Hawks take 66.9% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 33.1% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 75.9% of the Hawks’ buckets are 2-pointers, and 24.1% are 3-pointers.

Celtics vs. Hawks Predictions and Pick

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