Celtics at Hawks Game 5 - 4/26/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (50-36) at Atlanta Hawks (50-36)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 3:33 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -6.5 -- Over/Under: 201 See the Latest Odds
TV: TNT, CSNN
The Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawk clash Tuesday night for game five at the Philips Arena.
The Boston Celtics can take control of this series by winning their third straight game and taking a 3-2 lead. The Boston Celtics are averaging 97 points on 39.1 percent shooting and allowing 97.3 points on 40.1 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 28.3 points and 4.3 assists while Evan Turner is averaging 14 points and 5.5 rebounds. Jae Crowder is grabbing 7.5 rebounds and Marcus Smart is dishing 3.8 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 29.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are allowing 27.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.3 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have lost five of their last seven road games. Kelly Olynyk is questionable with a shoulder injury.
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The Atlanta Hawks hope to continue the trend of the home team winning every game in this series. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 97.3 points on 40.1 percent shooting and allowing 97 points on 39.1 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 17.8 points and 9.3 rebounds while Jeff Teague is averaging 18 points and seven assists. Al Horford is grabbing 9.8 rebounds and Kent Bazemore is dishing two assists. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 27.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Hawks are allowing 29.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have won six of their last seven home games.
The Celtics are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hawks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Neither team has really been able to compete on the others home floor. The Celtics need their role players to contribute in order to be successful, and they don't get that much on the road. The Hawks are the better and deeper team in this series, and they should be able to get the job done on their home court.
Look for the home trend to continue here.