Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks Odds
The Atlanta Hawks will have home-court advantage in their first-round NBA playoff series against the Boston Celtics, with the set getting underway at Philips Arena on Sunday night.
The Hawks bring a 40-26 record (36-27-3 ATS) to the battle against the 39-27 Celtics, who are 34-31-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Atlanta go 33-31-2 so far and the Celtics go 29-37.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Celtics listed as 1.5-point underdogs at 5Dimes. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 180 at .
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hawks - Celtics odds would favor the Hawks if the lines were set according to power ranks. Atlanta is rated No. 10 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Celtics sit at No. 18. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 96-95 win for the Hawks.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Atlanta's No. 23-rated squad against Boston's No. 30-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Atlanta rates No. 8 in the league with 7.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 22 with 5.5 per outing.
Defensively, the Celtics feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 94.3 points per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Boston was an 87-74 winner at home against the Bucks. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (161) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Boston earned an 87-74 victory over Milwaukee on Thursday, getting 14 points from Avery Bradley at TD Garden.
In their last action, Atlanta was a 106-89 winner at home against the Mavericks. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (195) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Josh Smith scored 23 points leading the Hawks to a 106-89 victory over Dallas at Philips Arena on Thursday.
Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Dallas are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
A few Celtics at Hawks trends to consider:
Boston is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 9 games
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Boston at Atlanta, Tuesday, May 1
Atlanta home to Boston, Tuesday, May 1