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Celtics take on Hawks in hoops contest

Boston CelticsAtlanta Hawks
March 19, 7:30 PM | Philips Arena

Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks Odds

23-21TEAM RECORD26-19

The Hawks hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Monday as the Celtics pay a visit to Philips Arena in NBA betting action.

Atlanta battles the Celtics, currently with a 23-21 mark (19-25 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 17-26-2 for the Hawks and 21-23 for the Celtics.

View Boston vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Hawks sat as 2.5-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 183.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 12 (Hawks) and the No. 19 (Celtics) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 94-93 result in favor of the Hawks is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Atlanta's No. 25-rated squad against Boston's No. 30-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Atlanta rates No. 6 in the league with 7.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 20 with 5.6 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Celtics own the league's No. 12-rated mark, allowing 96.8 points per game when on the road. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 20 in home scoring.

Boston lost its last outing, a 98-91 result against the Nuggets on March 17. The Celtics failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog, while the 189 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Celtics got 22 points from Paul Pierce, but it was Denver that prevailed in a 98-91 final on Saturday at Pepsi Center.

Atlanta won its last outing, a 103-87 result against the Cavaliers on March 18. The Hawks covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 190 combined points took the game OVER the total. Joe Johnson scored 28 points for Atlanta on Sunday, leading the Hawks to a 103-87 victory over Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena.

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After playing Denver are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Celtics at Hawks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston's last 12 games on the road
Boston is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home
Atlanta is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Atlanta's last 15 games

Next up:
Boston at Milwaukee, Thursday, March 22
Atlanta home to Cleveland, Wednesday, March 21