Boston Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks - 11/13/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (8-2) at Boston Celtics (3-4)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics +1.5 -- Over/Under: 207.5 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics square off early Friday night at the TD Garden.
The Atlanta Hawks look to remain unbeaten on the road and build on their fast start. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 104.4 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 100.1 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Jeff Teague is averaging 18.2 points and 6.9 assists while Al Horford is averaging 17.6 points and eight rebounds. Paul Millsap is grabbing 9.3 rebounds and Dennis Schroder is dishing 3.8 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 36.2 percent from deep and are getting 75.8 points from their starting unit. However, the Hawks are getting outrebounded by five and have given up 98 or more points in four straight games. The Hawks have won six of their last 10 regular season road games.
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The Boston Celtics look for a win to get back to a .500 record. The Boston Celtics are averaging 101.1 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 98 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 20.6 points and 5.6 assists while Jared Sullinger is averaging 11.4 points and 8.3 rebounds. Marcus Smart is dishing three assists and Amir Johnson is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 28.4 percent from deep and are averaging 16.6 turnovers per game. The Celtics however are allowing just 29.1 points per game to their opponents bench. Three of the Celtics four losses this season have come at home. Avery Bradley is questionable with a leg injury.
The Hawks are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 road games and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 Friday games. The Celtics are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast. The under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
It's hard to bet against the Hawks with the way they've been consistent out of the gate and have yet to lose on the road. The Celtics don't have enough offense to hang with Atlanta when they're clicking. I'll take the road team here and lay the bucket.