Boston Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks - 1/14/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (29-8) at Boston Celtics (13-23)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics +6 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks travel to The Garden to take on the Boston Celtics tonight.
The Atlanta Hawks continue to build on their fantastic season with another routine win, cruising past the lowly Sixers by 105-87 last night. Al Horford led the way with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists while Kyle Korver added 15 points as the Hawks flew past the Sixers easily, all while resting three usual starters in Jeff Teague, Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll. There really isn't much more to report about the Hawks' form except that they have now won nine straight to improve to 30-8 on the season and 14-5 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics have lost nine of their last 12 overall but were able to put together a strong performance to beat the Pelicans by 108-100 on Monday. In a tightly contested affair, the Celtics couldn't find a way to stop Anthony Davis who poured in 34 points, but they clamped down in the fourth quarter and ran away with the unlikely victory thanks to 27 points from Jared Sullinger, 22 points from Jae Crowder and some clutch play from Marcus Smart who scored just seven points but had six assists. With the win, Boston improved to 13-23 overall and 9-11 at home.
In ATS trends, the Hawks are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games playing on zero days rest and 36-16 ATS in their last 52 games overall, while the Celtics are 2-7 ATS in their last nine home games against a team above .600 and 1-5 ATS in their last six home games against a team with a winning road record.
Head to head, the Hawks are only 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings overall and the Over is 5-2 in the last seven meetings in Boston.
The Celtics definitely looked like a different team in their last outing, but the Hawks have been the best team in the East all season and should have no problem playing on the second night of a back to back because they rested three of their starters last night.