The Atlanta Hawks will seek to pull off an upset as 13-point underdogs for a decisive Game 5 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on Tuesday, beginning at 7:30 PM ET on TNT. The Celtics are on top 3-1 in the series. The matchup has a 230.5 point total.
How to bet Celtics vs. Hawks
Boston Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 13 points, with sportsbooks listing the Celtics as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -899 odds to pick up the win, while the Hawks are listed at +603 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 230.5 points.
Celtics vs. Hawks Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, April 25, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: TNT
- 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 been the favorite in 74 games this season and has come away with the win 53 times (71.6%) in those contests. Celtics games this year have hit the over 52.4% of the time (43 out of 82 games with a set point total).
The Hawks have 35 wins against the spread in 82 games this season. Atlanta has compiled a 12-22 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 35.3% of those games). 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).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Hawks: Dejounte Murray: Out (Suspension)
What you need to know about the Boston Celtics
Boston has been getting things done at both ends of the court this season, ranking fourth-best in the NBA in points per game (117.9) and fourth-best in points allowed per game (111.4). The Celtics post 120.5 points per game in home games, compared to 115.4 points per game when playing on the road, a difference of 5.1 points per contest. In their last 10 games, the Celtics have been racking up 118.3 points per contest, an average that’s a little higher than the 117.9 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Boston sports a 37.7% three-point percentage this year (sixth-ranked in NBA), but it has really thrived by sinking 16 threes per contest (second-best). The Celtics are attempting 46.2 two-pointers per game this season, 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).
What you need to know about the Atlanta Hawks
Atlanta is the third-best squad in the league in points scored (118.4 per game) and 25th in points allowed (118.1). The Hawks average 119.6 points per game at home, and 117.2 on the road. The Hawks have played better offensively in their previous 10 games, putting up 119.7 points per contest, 1.3 more than their season average of 118.4.
In 2022-23, Atlanta is 24th in the NBA in 3-point makes (10.8 per game) and 21st in 3-point percentage (35.2%). In 2022-23, the Hawks have attempted 33.1% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 66.9% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 24.1% of the Hawks’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 75.9% have been 2-pointers.
Our pick to win this game is the Celtics, and we expect that Hawks will cover the spread (Celtics -13). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 230.5 points.
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