Two of the best playing teams in the Eastern Conference square off on the court Wednesday when the Boston Celtics (11-3, 1st-Atlantic) pay a visit to the Atlanta Hawks (9-5, 1st-Southeast) at State Farm Arena.
Boston is first in the Eastern Conference and has won each of its last seven with its most recent victory on Monday when defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder 126-122. Atlanta is third in the Eastern Conference and is coming off a 121-106 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.
Boston will play without Danilo Gallinari and Robert Williams III, while Malcolm Brogdon is questionable. Atlanta will play without Bogdan Bogdanovic. The Boston Celtics have a strong duo of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, with an excellent supporting cast that has helped to put Boston at the top of the NBA in scoring with an average of 120.0 points per game.
Boston is allowing an average of 114.10 points per game which is 19th in the NBA. The Celtics are allowing a field goal shooting percentage of 46.2% and a three-point shooting percentage of 36.2% which are 14th and 20th respectively. On the boards, the leading rebounder is Jayson Tatum with an average of 7.4 boards per contest.
The Atlanta Hawks are 10th in the NBA in scoring with an average of 115.6 points per game but are shooting only 46.6% overall which is 18th and a disappointing 33.0% from three-point land which is 26th. Atlanta has its own strong duo. The Hawks’ backcourt of Trae Young and Dejounte Murray is one of the NBA’s best.
The Celtics will take advantage of Atlanta having Clint Capela and John Collins as the only two true rim protectors by hitting shots from the perimeter. The Celtics have a deep bench as well and play does not drop off much when starters are on the bench.
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Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks Game Information
- Date: 11/16/2022
- Time: 07:40 PM ET
- Location: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA.
- How to Watch Celtics vs Hawks: NBCSB
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Celtics vs Hawks Betting Lines
Celtics are -145 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $69. On the other side, Hawks are +125 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $125.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Celtics at a 59.18% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Hawks have 44.44% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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