On Tuesday, the Boston Celtics (1-0) will host the Atlanta Hawks (0-1) at the TD Garden for Game 2 of their first-round series. In Game 1 of the series, the Boston Celtics snatched a 112-99 win against the Atlanta Hawks to secure a perfect start. Spectators may be in for an exhilarating, high-scoring show as the Boston Celtics and the Atlanta Hawks have been racking up the points lately.
Form Boston Celtics
The Boston Celtics have dominated at the TD Garden by winning their last eight home games. They’re hungry for even more success, and having just overcome the Atlanta Hawks 112-99, confidence is high within the team.
The average points scored by the Boston Celtics in their last five games is 110.2, while their overall season average is 117.9 points per game. In defense, the Boston Celtics have been nothing out of the ordinary. They’ve limited opponents to 111.3 points per game on average.
Many view the Boston Celtics as a strong contender for the Championship. They have certainly lived up to the expectations, earning 58 victories from 83 games so far. It’s clear that this team should not be overlooked.
The only reported injury concern for the Boston Celtics is Danilo Gallinari.
Form Atlanta Hawks
The 112-99 defeat saw the Atlanta Hawks drop their past 10-game record against the Boston Celtics to 6-4. They’ve won 42 of their 84 matches this season, going 18-25 on the road alone.
The Atlanta Hawks are scoring 118.2 points on average in the NBA this season and 116.8 points on the road. Struggling on the defensive end, the Atlanta Hawks have been getting pummeled lately. In their last five games, they’ve given up a worrying 117.8 points. Their season average currently stands at 117.9 points.
The Atlanta Hawks are ready to bring the heat to the playoffs. They’ve clawed their way to an impressive 42 wins out of 84 games so far. They’ve claimed second place in the Southeast Division and can’t wait to earn their ticket to the highly anticipated postseason finals.
The Atlanta Hawks have no injuries for their upcoming game.
The Boston Celtics swept the regular season series with three straight wins. At the TD Garden, the Boston Celtics exploited their home-court advantage to take the first game of the playoff series. They defeated the Atlanta Hawks 112-99 to snatch a one-game lead.
In their past ten meetings, the Boston Celtics pulled off 109.2 points on average per game, whereas Atlanta Hawks managed 106 points per match.
Bet365 has the odds for the Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks game at the TD Garden.To see all the options available
- Moneyline (ML): Atlanta Hawks (+425) | Boston Celtics (-552)
- Against the spread (ATS): Atlanta Hawks +10.0 (-110) | Boston Celtics -10.0 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 230.0 (-110) | (-110)
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Go for the Boston Celtics to win (1.18) on the moneyline.
The Boston Celtics have been on a roll lately, having won their last four games in a row. They are feeling confident and the oddsmakers are giving them -552 odds to beat the Atlanta Hawks. The odds imply that there is a 85% chance of a home victory on Tuesday. The Atlanta Hawks are not favored in this matchup, as the +425 underdogs. Their recent record isn’t helping their case either, as they have only won half of their last ten games. Things have not been looking up for the visitors, with their most recent outing ending in defeat to the Boston Celtics, 112-99.
It is an attractive proposition to bet on the Boston Celtics with -552 to come out on top. The TD Garden has been a favorable arena for the home team this season, boasting a 33-9 record. In their last five games at home, they have won five of them.
Against the Spread
Take the Boston Celtics -10.0 (1.91) as they are the best bet.
It’s heating up as the Boston Celtics open up as the blazing 10-point favorites over the Atlanta Hawks! The Boston Celtics have gone 9-1 against the Atlanta Hawks at the TD Garden most recently, averaging a 9.8-point differential in their favor.
The Boston Celtics are 47-36 ATS this season. They have beaten the spread in six of the last seven games. Recently, the Boston Celtics have had an impressive run in point spread betting. They have covered the spread four times in their last five home matches. Their ATS record over the last 10 rounds is 8-2.
On the road, the Atlanta Hawks have put together a 19-24 ATS record and are 37-47 ATS in all games. In their last ten games, the Atlanta Hawks covered three times, scoring an average of 119.5 points and conceding 118.9 points.
Take Total under 230.0 (1.91).
Judging by their past clash record, the Boston Celtics and the Atlanta Hawks are all set to deliver an intense, low-scoring battle. Their recent ten matchups have seen an average of 215.2 points.
The total line is set at 230.0. The Boston Celtics and the Atlanta Hawks’s combined points total has not exceeded this 230.0 line in seven of their previous ten matchups. Betting Under on the Total market returns odds of -110.
The Boston Celtics are 41-40 O/U against the total this season. Their record at the TD Garden is 25-16 O/U. Fans have witnessed 218.8 points on average in the last five Boston Celtics home games. The score dipped below the total two times, going 4-5 O/U in the last ten matches overall.
The Atlanta Hawks went under the total in their last two road games. Their away record is 24-18 O/U. In the past five games, the Atlanta Hawks saw the total go over three times, averaging 225.0 points. The Over is 5-5 across the past 10 matches.