NBA Basketball - Preview
The Boston Celtics and the Atlanta Hawks will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Philips Arena.
The Celtics were an 89-86 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (175) made winners of UNDER bettors.
Atlanta won its last outing, a 104-92 result against the Bobcats on January 23. The Hawks covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 196 combined points took the game OVER the total.
Team record: 20-22 SU, 15-24-3 ATS
Current streak: lost 5 straight games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of last 8 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of last 11 games when playing Atlanta
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing New York are 8-2
After a loss are 3-7
Team record: 24-18 SU, 17-23-2 ATS
Current streak: won 2 straight games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of last 8 games when playing at home against Boston
is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of last 11 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 7 games at home
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing New York are 4-6
After playing Charlotte are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
Boston home to Miami, Sunday, January 27
Atlanta at New York, Sunday, January 27