Celtics vs Hawks Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Sunday, April 9, 2023

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A contest featuring one of the NBA’s best defensive teams against one of the best offensive teams sees the Boston Celtics (56-25) face the Atlanta Hawks (41-40) at TD Garden on April 9, 2023. The Celtics are fourth in points allowed per game (111.4), and the Hawks are second in points scored (118.5). The Celtics are favored by six points. The point total in this game is 225.5.

How to bet Celtics vs. Hawks

Boston Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 6 points, with sportsbooks listing the Celtics as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -234 odds to pick up the win, while the Hawks are listed at +193 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 225.5 points.

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Celtics vs. Hawks Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, April 9, 2023
  • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Arena: TD Garden

Celtics vs. Hawks Betting Trends

The Celtics have played 81 games, with 43 wins against the spread. Boston has been victorious in 52, or 71.2%, of the 73 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Celtics games this year have hit the over on 42 of 81 set point totals.

The Hawks are 35-44-2 against the spread this year. Atlanta has won 36.4% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (12-21). Hawks games this year have hit the over on 45 of 81 set point totals (55.6%).

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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
Malcolm Brogdon 67 14.9 4.2 3.7 0.7 0.3 2
Derrick White 81 12.5 3.6 4 0.7 0.9 1.8
Marcus Smart 61 11.5 3.1 6.3 1.5 0.4 1.9
Grant Williams 78 8.2 4.6 1.7 0.5 0.4 1.5


Hawks Leaders
De’Andre Hunter 66 15.4 4.3 1.4 0.5 0.3 1.5
Saddiq Bey 76 13.9 4.7 1.5 0.9 0.2 2
Onyeka Okongwu 79 9.9 7.2 1 0.7 1.4 0
AJ Griffin 71 8.8 2.1 1 0.6 0.2 1.4
Jalen Johnson 68 5.6 4.1 1.2 0.5 0.5 0.4
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Celtics: Jaylen Brown: Out (Finger), Marcus Smart: Questionable (Pinched Nerve), Al Horford: Out (Back), Jayson Tatum: Questionable (Hip), Robert Williams: Questionable (Knee)

Hawks: Clint Capela: Out (Calf), Dejounte Murray: Out (Ankle), Bogdan Bogdanovic: Out (Knee), John Collins: Out (Back), Trae Young: Out (Groin), De’Andre Hunter: Probable (Knee)

What you need to know about the Boston Celtics

In terms of points, Boston is thriving both offensively and defensively, 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). When playing at home, the Celtics are putting up 5.1 more points per game (120.5) than they are when playing on the road (115.4). In their last 10 games, the Celtics have been scoring 119.8 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 ranks second-best in the NBA by draining 15.9 treys per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks sixth in the league at 37.5%. The Celtics are attempting 46.3 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 52.2% of the shots they’ve taken (and 62.3% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 42.4 three-pointers per contest, which are 47.8% of their shots (and 37.7% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta is the second-best team in the NBA in points scored (118.5 per game) and 25th in points conceded (118.1). The Hawks are scoring more points at home (119.6 per game) than on the road (117.3). While the Hawks are averaging 118.5 points per game in 2022-23, they have bettered that mark in their previous 10 games, tallying 126.2 a contest.

In 2022-23, Atlanta is 24th in the NBA in 3-point makes (10.8 per game) and 21st in 3-point percentage (35.3%). In 2022-23, the Hawks have taken 67% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 33% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 75.9% of the Hawks’ buckets have been 2-pointers, and 24.1% have been 3-pointers.

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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