Celtics vs Hawks Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – NBA Playoffs Game 6

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The Atlanta Hawks (41-41) are trying to pull off an upset as 7-point underdogs in a decisive Game 6 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs, and will face off against the Boston Celtics at State Farm Arena on Thursday, tipping off at 8:30 PM ET on TNT. The Celtics are ahead 3-2 in the series. The matchup has a 230.5 point total.

How to bet Celtics vs. Hawks

Boston Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 7 points, with sportsbooks listing the Celtics as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -300 odds to pick up the win, while the Hawks are listed at +239 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 230.5 points.

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Celtics vs. Hawks Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, April 27, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TNT
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Arena: State Farm Arena

Celtics vs. Hawks Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Celtics are 44-35-3 this season. 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 gone over the point total 43 times in 82 opportunities (52.4%).

The Hawks have 35 wins against the spread in 82 games this year. Atlanta is 12-22 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 35.3% of those games). Hawks games this season 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

When it comes to points, Boston is playing well at both ends of the court, 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 performed better when playing at home this year, putting up 120.5 points per game, compared to 115.4 per game in road games. The Celtics have seen a downturn in scoring lately, racking up 116 points per game in their last 10 outings, 1.9 points fewer than the 117.9 they’ve scored this season.

Boston sports a 37.7% three-point percentage this season (sixth-ranked in NBA), but it has really provided a lift by making 16 three-pointers per game (second-best). The Celtics have taken 52% two-pointers and 48% three-pointers this year. Of the team’s buckets, 62% are two-pointers and 38% are threes.

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What you need to know about the Atlanta Hawks

In 2022-23, Atlanta is third-best in the league offensively (118.4 points scored per game) and ranked 25th defensively (118.1 points allowed). At home, the Hawks score 119.6 points per game. On the road, they score 117.2. In their past 10 games, the Hawks are averaging 120.9 points per game, 2.5 more than their season average (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 taken 33.1% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 66.9% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 24.1% of the Hawks’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 75.9% have been 2-pointers.

Our prediction to win this contest is the Celtics, and we project that Hawks will cover the spread (Celtics -7). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 230.5 points.

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Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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