Hawks at Celtics Game 6 - 4/28/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (51-36) at Boston Celtics (50-37)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 8:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics +2 -- Over/Under: 197 See the Latest Odds
TV: TNT, CSNN
The Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics meet Thursday night at the TD Garden for game six.
The Atlanta Hawks can advance to the next round by stealing their first road game of the series. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 99.8 points on 40.9 percent shooting and allowing 94.2 points on 38.8 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 16.2 points and nine rebounds while Jeff Teague is averaging 17.6 points and 6.2 assists. Al Horford is grabbing 9.4 rebounds and Kent Bazemore is dishing 1.6 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 30 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Hawks are allowing 28.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.6 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost five straight road games.
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The Boston Celtics can force a game seven on Saturday by winning this game. The Boston Celtics are averaging 94.2 points on 38.8 percent shooting and allowing 99.8 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 24 points and four assists while Evan Turner is averaging 14.2 points and 5.4 rebounds. Jae Crowder is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Marcus Smart is dishing 3.4 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 28.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won 17 of their last 20 home games.
The Hawks are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games following a ATS win and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The Hawks are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Boston.
The home team has won every game this series, and it really hasn't even been that compeitive. With the Celtics being one of the best home teams in the NBA, I'm not sure how anybody expects this to change. Not sure why Boston is an underdog at home in a must win game, but I'm not asking any questions.
The Celtics win this game outright.