On Friday, the Boston Celtics (2-0) will travel to the State Farm Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks (0-2) in Game 3 of their first-round series. The Boston Celtics jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in Game 2, beating the Atlanta Hawks 119-106. After suffering two defeats in a row, it’s time for the Atlanta Hawks to rediscover their winning form. Taking on the Boston Celtics, they are determined to put an end to their losing streak.
Form Atlanta Hawks
The Atlanta Hawks were defeated 119-106 by the Boston Celtics, bringing their record against them to 2-8 in their past 10 games. They have had an overall successful season, winning 42 of their 85 matches and going 24-17 when playing at the State Farm Arena.
On average, the Atlanta Hawks are averaging 118.0 points in the NBA this season and 119.6 points when playing at the State Farm Arena. Defensively, the Atlanta Hawks continue to struggle, giving up 118.4 points in their last five matches and 117.9 points this term.
This season, the Atlanta Hawks have attained a remarkable amount of success, securing a total of 42 wins and 43 losses in 85 games. Despite not being the top contenders for the title, they possess the skill to cause an upset in the playoffs.
No injuries have been reported for the Atlanta Hawks prior to their upcoming game.
Form Boston Celtics
The latest triumph over the Atlanta Hawks, with a final score of 119-106, propelled the Boston Celtics to a five-game winning streak. Their performances away from home this season have seen them go 25-16.
The Boston Celtics have been one of the NBA’s top scoring teams this season. Ahead of Friday’s match, the away side has an average of 117.9 points per game. The Boston Celtics have been a force to be reckoned with on defense. They’ve allowed just 111.2 per game on average this season and 102.8 points over their previous five games.
The Boston Celtics have put themselves in a strong position to be title contenders. They have advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals as the second seed, sparking a great deal of excitement and hope amongst their fans that they might be able to win the NBA championship.
The only reported injury concern for the Boston Celtics is Danilo Gallinari.
Throughout the regular season, the Boston Celtics proved a handful for the Atlanta Hawks, clinching the series 3-0. The Boston Celtics have a commanding 2-0 lead in the playoffs, putting them in a strong position to extend their winning streak. With home-court advantage, they won the opening games against the Atlanta Hawks at the TD Garden; the first one with a score of 112-99 and the second by 119-106.
The Atlanta Hawks managed an average of 103.9 points a game in their ten most recent outings against the Boston Celtics, who averaged 109.9 points.
Bet365 offers odds for the Atlanta Hawks and the Boston Celtics standoff.To view the complete list of odds
- Moneyline (ML): Boston Celtics (-210) | Atlanta Hawks (+175)
- Against the spread (ATS): Boston Celtics -5.0 (-110) | Atlanta Hawks +5.0 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 228.5 (-110) | (-110)
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Go for the Boston Celtics to win (1.48) on the moneyline.
Going into Friday, the Atlanta Hawks are in a tough spot, having lost their last two games. Despite being the underdogs at +175, the home team is still optimistic about causing an upset, having secured six wins in their last ten games at the State Farm Arena. Despite being the clear favorites with a five-game winning streak, the Boston Celtics have a 68% chance of a road win, as indicated by the odds of -210. However, they have lost five out of ten road games, making the outcome uncertain.
Bet on the Boston Celtics to secure the victory over the struggling Atlanta Hawks. Their season record stands at 59-25, having won five consecutive games.
Against the Spread
Bet on the Boston Celtics -5.0 (1.91) to cover the spread.
The Boston Celtics are ready to sear the court as they stride in as the 5-point favorites over the Atlanta Hawks for Friday’s face-off! On average, the winning margin across the ten most recent Atlanta Hawks-Boston Celtics contests was 11.4 points.
The Atlanta Hawks have gone 18-23 ATS at the State Farm Arena. Their overall record for the season is 37-48 ATS. Betting on the Atlanta Hawks hasn’t bore fruit of late. The hosts have failed to cover in four of their last five home contests. They are just 3-7 ATS in their previous ten matches in total.
The Boston Celtics have been very successful lately in spread betting. They have been successful in six consecutive games, increasing their season record to 48-36 ATS. The Boston Celtics managed to cover eight out of their last ten games, with an average of 118.0 points scored and 105.3 points conceded.
Take the Total over 228.5 (1.91) for the best over/under bet
The Atlanta Hawks and the Boston Celtics have seen a string of low-scoring snoozefests. Their last ten encounters averaged 213.8 points.
The combined points total of the Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics in their last ten matchups has not gone above the Total line of 228.5 more than eight times. Betting Under on the Total market gives odds of -110 on Friday.
The total went under in the last three Atlanta Hawks games. Their record for the season is now 46-38 O/U. In the last five home games, the Atlanta Hawks had an average total of 251.8 points, going over three times. In the past ten matches, the total went 5-5 on the Over/Under.
The Boston Celtics are 41-41 O/U against the total this season. Their record on the road is 16-24 O/U. The Boston Celtics had four of their previous 10 games going above the predicted total line. The scoreboard averaged 223.3 points.