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Avery-less Celtics Could be in Trouble

Marcus Smart Jeff Teague

The Boston Celtics' roster features a plethora of solid role players, but the loss of Avery Bradley in Game 1 of their first round series with the Atlanta Hawks is a painful one. Down 1-0 in the series, the C’s will have to find other ways to slow down the Hawks when Game 2 gets underway Tuesday night. Home sides continue to cash in this matchup, as visiting clubs are a measly 1-5 SU in the last six meetings between the Eastern Conference foes.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of the Celtics' last 24 games as an underdog of 6.5 or more.
  • The Hawks are 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS in their last four games with two days off between games.
  • The Celtics are 1-8 SU and 2-7 ATS in their last nine games as road underdogs.

Bradley is widely regarded as Boston’s best perimeter defender and its second-leading scorer, as the guard averaged 15.2 points this season. He hasn’t been officially ruled out for the remainder of the series, but his return is unlikely at this point. Boston went 3-3 SU without Bradley in the fold this year.

Watch out for Hawks’ power forward Paul Millsap tonight. Millsap was limited to 14 points and seven rebounds in Game 1, however, he managed to average 25.3 points, 11 boards and 2 blocks in the final three games between the Hawks and Celtics in the regular season.

Atlanta has won 11 of 13 at home, while the Celtics have lost five straight at Philips Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Atlanta Hawks as -6-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 206.5 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 107-103 win for the Hawks on Tuesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Atlanta Hawks bring a 48-34 record (41-39-2 ATS) to the battle against the 48-35 Boston Celtics, who are 42-39-2 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen Atlanta Hawks go 37-43-2 so far and the Boston Celtics go 39-43-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Atlanta vs Boston injuries news.

The betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 16-rated Boston Celtics taking on the No. 7-rated Atlanta Hawks in this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Boston Celtics rank No. 6 in the league with 44.98 per game. That compares with Atlanta's No. 24 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Atlanta is the NBA's No. 6-ranked team at 9.88 per game, while the Boston Celtics rate No. 12 with 8.77 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Isaiah Thomas went off for 27 points and added 3 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Atlanta defeated Boston, 102-101 at Philips Arena.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Boston's last 13 games
  • Boston is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Atlanta is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games
  • Atlanta is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home

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