Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics: Picks & Predictions 4/18/2023

Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics: Picks & Predictions 4/18/2023

April 18, 2023



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When the Atlanta Hawks and Trae Young square off against the Celtics on Tuesday night, they hope to get back on track. The Hawks lost to the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of a first-round series on Saturday. Atlanta concluded the season with a 41-41 record, while Boston won 57 games and had the second-best record in the league. In terms of injuries, both sides are fully healthy, with the Celtics having the advantage of playing at home.


Even after a horrible start in Game 2’s first half, Atlanta’s attack is strong. After the first half, the Hawks played well, and during the regular season, Atlanta averaged 115.5 points for every 100 possessions. Atlanta quickly increased to 120.1 points per 100 possessions following the All-Star break, which was good for a top-eight NBA ranking.


Atlanta effectively crashed the offensive glass, helping Quin Snyder’s squad achieve top-10 marks in field goal %, second-chance points, and points in the paint. Following the All-Star break, the Hawks’ offensive rebound rate was No. 2 in the NBA and consistently above average for the entire campaign. Despite Boston’s excellent defense, the Celtics struggle to force turnovers, which allows the Hawks to play with greater freedom.


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Boston’s performance in game one can’t be the source of many complaints. The Celtics outplayed the Hawks in the opening period before surviving a scare late in the game to secure the cover and the victory. In contrast to their 13.4 average during the regular season, the Celtics had an abnormally high number of turnovers (17) in the opening game.


Their talents delivered during their victory in game one as Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown scored a combined 56 points in the first game. Tatum wasn’t as efficient as he usually was, but his work on the glass made up for it. Tatum may be overdue for an offensive rebound game, so the two offer Boston a very high floor tonight.


Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics Game Information


  • Date: 04/18/2023
  • Time: 07:00 PM ET
  • Location: TD Garden.
  • How to Watch Hawks vs Celtics: NBC Sports Boston
  • Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


Hawks vs Celtics Betting Lines


Celtics are –530 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $18.87. On the other side, Hawks are +405 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $405.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Celtics at a 84.13% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Hawks have 19.80% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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