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Hawks vs Celtics Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 3/11/23

Boston Celtics (46-21) vs. Atlanta Hawks (33-33)
March 11, 2023 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Atlanta Hawks +5; Over/Under: +235
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The Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks meet Saturday in the NBA action at the State Farm Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Boston Celtics are averaging 117.7 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 112.5 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 30.3 points and 8.9 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 26.6 points and 3.3 assists. Malcolm Brogdon is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick White is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 82.1 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game.

The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 117.2 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 117.1 points on 48 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 26.7 points and 3 rebounds, while Dejounte Murray is averaging 21 points and 5.4 rebounds. De’Andre Hunter is the third double-digit scorer, and Bogdan Bogdanovic is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 81.7 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.

The Celtics are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest. The Hawks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The under is 18-8-1 in Celtics last 27 road games. The over is 5-2 in Hawks last 7 overall. The under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.

The Boston Celtics have the rest advantage, and they’re far and away the more consistent team. However, the Hawks are as healthy as they’ve been all year, and they’re playing improved ball since. The Hawks lose as underdogs by an average of 2.4 points. I’ll grab the points with the Hawks at home as this is a big game, and they’re playing better.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Atlanta Hawks +5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA and is more than familiar with what it takes to navigate a 150 game college basketball Saturday and a 162 game MLB schedule. Randy has done it all. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter or catch him on the PickDawgz YouTube channel.

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