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Atlanta HawksBoston Celtics
26-30February 26, 2014, 07:30 | TD Garden19-39

Atlanta pays a visit to Boston on Wednesday, hoping to send the Celtics to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at TD Garden.

Boston battles the Hawks, currently with a 26-30 mark (27-28-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 23-35 for the Celtics and 34-21-1 for the Hawks. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Celtics as 0-point in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 200 earlier at GTbets.eu.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 19-rated Celtics and the No. 23-rated Hawks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 92-88 win for the Hawks on Wednesday.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 107-103 loser at home against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (210) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Hawks wasted a 26-point performance from Jeff Teague as Chicago ran past them 107-103 on Tuesday at Philips Arena.

In their last action, Boston was a 110-98 loser on the road against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (208) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Celtics endured a 110-98 loss at the hands of the Jazz on Monday, despite a 21-point effort from Jeff Green at EnergySolutions Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hawks rank No. 26 in the league with 40.71 per game. That compares with Boston’s No. 14 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boston is the NBA’s No. 25-ranked team at 6.36 per game, while the Hawks rate No. 1 with 9.48 per contest.

Next up:
Atlanta at Phoenix, Sunday, March 2nd
Boston home to Indiana, Saturday, March 1st