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|Boston Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks|
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. Boston:
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
When playing on Friday are 5-5
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
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Boston home to Miami, Sunday, January 27
Atlanta at New York, Sunday, January 27