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Are the Celtics Primed for a Comeback?

Down 2-0 in their first-round series to the Atlanta Hawks, the Boston Celtics have their backs to the wall as actions moves to Beantown. If the C’s are going to make a charge, they’ll need to jumpstart a dormant offense that turned in the lowest scoring quarter in NBA history (seven points) in Game 2. Home court advantage has been massive in this series, as visiting clubs are 2-9 SU in the last 11 meetings between the Eastern Conference foes.

Shark Bites
  • The Hawks are 5-0 SU and 4-1 ATS in their last five games with two days off between games.
  • The Celtics are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games with two days off between games.
  • The Hawks are 3-1 SU and ATS in their last four games as an underdog of 3.0 or less.

The Hawks have owned the second-best defense in the Association since the calendar flipped to 2016, and it’s been on display once again in the postseason. Atlanta has limited the Celtics to 34.2 percent shooting and 24.5 from beyond the arc in the first two games after recording a playoff-record 15 blocks on Tuesday.

Boston is playing without one of its key players in Avery Bradley after the guard suffered a hamstring injury in Game 1. Atlanta has injury issues of its own, as backup point guard Dennis Schroder suffered an ankle injury in the dying minutes of Game 2 and is questionable for the tilt.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Atlanta Hawks listed as 3-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 200.5 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 107-100 victory for the Hawks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Celtics bring a 48-36 record (42-40-2 ATS) to the battle against the 50-34 Atlanta Hawks, who are 42-40-2 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen Boston Celtics go 39-44-1 so far and the Atlanta Hawks go 37-45-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Atlanta injuries news.

The Odds Shark betting Power Rankings have the Boston Celtics at No. 16 and the Atlanta Hawks at No. 7 heading into this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Atlanta Hawks rank No. 24 in the league with 42.29 per game. That compares with Boston's No. 6 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boston is the NBA's No. 12-ranked team at 8.73 per game, while the Atlanta Hawks rate No. 6 with 9.89 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap


Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Atlanta is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games
  • Atlanta is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Boston is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston's last 14 games
  • Boston is 15-7 ATS in its last 22 games at home

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Atlanta at Boston, Sunday, April 24th