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Last Updated Mar 02, 2022, 01:41 AM

Atlanta Hawks vs. Boston Celtics Predictions, Picks, Odds

Nationally televised NBA action will resume on Tuesday night with a compelling Eastern Conference showdown between the Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics. Coverage begins from TD Garden at 7:00 p.m. ET on TNT.

Score Prediction

Celtics 116, Hawks 114

Best Bets

Over 224.5 (-110) at DraftKings

Hawks vs. Celtics Predictions

After finishing seventh in the East with a record of 36-36 SU last year, Boston stumbled out to a similarly pedestrian start to this season, as the Celtics kicked things off with a mediocre 15-20 SU and ATS skid – with ten of those SU losses coming by double-digits.

The Celtics have recently turned things around through excellent defense though, considering Boston Tuesday boasting records of 20-8 SU and 13-15 ATS across their last 28 games – while scoring 110.5 OPPG and allowing just 100.1 DPPG during that span.

On the other hand, Atlanta also posted a surprisingly poor start to this season, as the Hawks opened with a frustrating 17-25 SU and 15-27 ATS skid – despite getting tagged as favorites in 25 of those matchups.

The Hawks have played solid basketball since the midway point of January though, considering Atlanta enters Tuesday riding a sturdy 12-6 SU and ATS run – while scoring 116.9 PPG and allowing just 110.6 PPG across that window.

I’ll take the over here, we should get a fast-paced back-and-forth battle between a Celtics squad that’s averaging 115.9 OPPG across their latest 10-2 SU stretch – and a Hawks squad that’s scored 120+ PTS in three of their last four games (122.3 OPPG).

Hawks vs. Celtics Betting Odds

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Hawks vs. Celtics Betting Resources

  • Matchup: Southeast vs. Atlantic
  • Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
  • Venue: TD Garden
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • TV-Time: TNT - 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Injury Report

Atlanta Hawks Betting Analysis

  • SU: 29-31
  • ATS: 27-33
  • O/U: 33-27

The Hawks entered this season with relatively high expectations following last year’s unexpected trip to the Eastern Conference Finals, as Atlanta dominated the Knicks in a five-game first-round set and then stunned the top-seeded Sixers in the second – before inevitably falling short in a six-game ECF set against Milwaukee.

Atlanta has been incredibly inconsistent since New Year’s Day though, considering the Hawks enter Tuesday riding a frustrating 13-12 SU and ATS skid – while yielding averages of 114.9 OPPG and 112.9 DPPG across that window.

Boston Celtics Betting Analysis

  • SU: 36-27
  • ATS: 31-31-1
  • O/U: 27-34-2

After finishing seventh in the East with a record of 36-36 SU this year, Boston kept that same ball rolling with another frustrating start to this season, as the Celtics kicked things off with a 15-20 SU stretch – despite getting tagged as favorites in 22 of those contests.

The Celtics quickly flipped the script in January though, considering Boston enters Tuesday riding a sturdy 20-8 SU run, while scoring 114+ PTS in 11 of those contests (110.5 OPPG) – and allowing 100 PTS or less in 15 of them (100.1 DPPG).

The Celtics are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games. (AP)

Hawks vs. Celtics Head-to-Head

The Hawks won two-of-three regular-season matchups against Boston last year, with all three contests soaring over the total at an average of 235 PPG. The Hawks are also 2-1 SU against Boston this season, but those three matchups went under the number at an average of 203 PPG.

Key Players to Watch

  • ATL: Trae Young - PG (27.8 PPG, 3.9 REB, 9.3 AST)
  • ATL: Bogdan Bogdanović - SG (13.6 PPG, 3.9 REB, 3 AST)
  • BOS: Jayson Tatum - SF (25.7 PPG, 8.3 REB, 4.2 AST)
  • BOS: Jaylen Brown - SG (23.7 PPG, 6.3 REB, 3.3 AST)

Hawks vs. Celtics Betting Conclusion

After getting blown out by Indiana on the road this past Sunday (L, 128, 107), the Celtics return home for Tuesday’s contest as five-point favorites over the Hawks at TD Garden – marking the 15th straight home game Boston has been favored in.

I’ll take the over here, as we should see a competitive high-scoring battle between a Celtics squad that’s averaging 115.9 OPPG across their latest 10-2 SU run – and a Hawks squad that’s averaging 119.7 OPPG across their latest 4-3 SU stretch.

Hawks vs. Celtics Betting Trends

  • The Hawks are 12-6 ATS in their last 18 games.
  • The Celtics are 2-5 ATS in their last seven matchups against Atlanta.
  • The total has gone OVER in five of the last seven Hawks' games.
  • The total has gone OVER in five straight Celtics' games.
  • The Celtics are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games.
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