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Atlanta Hawks Face the Boston Celtics: NBA Odds and Pick

Boston looks to cover the Celtics-Hawks -2.5 point betting spread on Friday and improve its overall 14-12 mark when they host Atlanta in NBA basketball action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Atlanta Hawks listed as 2.5-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 205.5 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 103-102 win for the Celtics. 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 sport a record of 14-12 and 14-11-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Atlanta Hawks sit at 15-12 and 12-14-1 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 12-14 for the Boston Celtics and 11-16 for the Atlanta Hawks. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Atlanta injuries news.

This game pits the Boston Celtics, currently No. 3 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Atlanta Hawks, who rate No. 20 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Atlanta Hawks rank No. 28 in the league with 40.56 per game. That compares with Boston's No. 17 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boston is the NBA's No. 8-ranked team at 9.35 per game, while the Atlanta Hawks rate No. 9 with 9.11 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Atlanta cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Philadelphia out of the gym and running up a 127-106 score at Philips Arena.

The Celtics got a terrific 38-point performance from Isaiah Thomas but Detroit handed them a 119-116 defeat on Wednesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 8 games
  • Atlanta is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
  • Boston is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Boston is 2-4 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

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta at Orlando, Sunday, December 20th
Boston home to Minnesota, Monday, December 21st