Hawks vs. Celtics - 4/9/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (46-32) at Atlanta Hawks (47-32)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -5.5 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks meet early Saturday night at the Philips Arena.
The Boston Celtics look to build on their solid four-game winning streak. The Boston Celtics are averaging 105.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 102.4 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 22.3 points and 6.3 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 15.2 points and 2.8 rebounds. Jae Crowder is grabbing 5.2 rebounds and Evan Turner is dishing 4.4 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won four of their last six road games.
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The Atlanta Hawks look for another win after winning six of their last eight games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 102.9 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 99 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 17.1 points and 8.9 rebounds while Jeff Teague is averaging 15.4 points and 5.9 assists. Al Horford is grabbing 7.2 rebounds and Kent Bazemore is dishing 2.3 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Hawks are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have won six of their last eight home games.
The Celtics are 40-16-1 ATS in their last 57 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Hawks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in Atlanta.
The Atlanta Hawks are playing great basketball right now and have their eyes set on the third seed in the East. At home, I like Atlanta and the reasonable number.