Hawks at Celtics Game 4 - 4/24/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (50-35) at Boston Celtics (49-36)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 6:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -2 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
TV: TNT, CSNN
The Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics meet Sunday for game four at the TD Garden.
The Atlanta Hawks can regain control of this series by winning and taking a 3-1 lead. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 98 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 94.7 points on 37.9 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 8.7 points and eight rebounds while Jeff Teague is averaging 19.7 points and 7.7 assists. Al Horford is grabbing 10 rebounds and Kyle Korver is dishing 1.7 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 27.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.9 percent from the free throw line. The Hawks are allowing 28.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.7 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost four straight road games.
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The Boston Celtics can get right back in this series by winning another home game and tying this thing up. The Boston Celtics are averaging 94.7 points on 37.9 percent shooting and allowing 98 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 28.3 points and 3.7 assists while Terry Rozier is averaging 7.5 points and 3.5 rebounds. Jae Crowder is grabbing 8.3 rebounds and Evan Turner is dishing five assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 28.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are allowing 27.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won 21 of their last 27 home games. Isaiah Thomas and Kelly Olynyk are questionable.
The Hawks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Celtics are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
It's quite clear the Celtics are a different team when playing at home, as they've won 21 of their last 27 at the TD Garden. Even without Bradley, the rest of the Celtics roster steps up when playing in Boston. While the Hawks are the better team, you kind of hve to back the Celts and the low line given the way they play at home.