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Hawks battle vs Celtics highlights NBA odds

Boston CelticsAtlanta Hawks
4-10November 23, 2013, 07:30 | Philips Arena8-5

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Boston when they hit take on the Hawks on Saturday in pro hoops betting action.

The Hawks bring a 8-5 record (9-4 ATS) to the battle against the 4-10 Celtics, who are 7-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Atlanta go 7-6 so far and the Celtics go 5-9. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Hawks as -9.5-point Favorite on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 194, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

The Hawks sit at No. 16 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Celtics are at No. 28 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Hawks will win this game 94-85.

Boston was a 97-82 loser in its last match at home against the Pacers. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 179 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Boston suffered a 97-82 loss against Indiana on Friday, getting 24 points from Jordan Crawford in a losing effort at TD Garden.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 96-89 winner as they battled the Pistons on the road. The Hawks covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 185 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Hawks got 18 points from Jeff Teague as Atlanta ran past Detroit 96-89 on Friday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Atlanta's No. 24-rated squad against Boston's No. 26-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Atlanta rates No. 11 in the league with 8.15 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 27 with 5.43 per outing.

Next up:
Boston at Charlotte, Monday, November 25th
Atlanta home to Orlando, Tuesday, November 26th