Atlanta Hawks (11-16) at Boston Celtics (14-13)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -3 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics meet Wednesday in NBA action at the TD Garden.
The Atlanta Hawks need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 112.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 112.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 25.9 points and 3.9 rebounds while John Collins is averaging 18.1 points and 7.6 rebounds. De’Andre Hunter is the third double-digit scorer and Clint Capela is grabbing 14 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 82 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game.
The Boston Celtics need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 110.1 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 109.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Jaylen Brown is averaging 26 points and 3.4 assists while Jayson Tatum is averaging 25.6 points and 7.1 rebounds. Kemba Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.
The Hawks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Celtics are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-0 in Hawks last 5 overall. The over is 9-2 in Celtics last 11 Wednesday games. The Hawks are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Boston.
The Atlanta Hawks have the rest advantage, but that's about the only thing going for them, as they're still dealing with injuries and their defense has been getting torched. The Boston Celtics are coming off a solid win last night over the Nuggets, they win at home by an average of 4.3 points and they're now 8-3 against the spread at home. I'll once again lay the bucket with the Celtics.