Celtics vs. Hawks Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, April 9, 2023

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Celtics vs. Hawks Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 9, 2023

NBA Predictions

The Boston Celtics (56-25) are a 4.5-point favorite against the Atlanta Hawks (41-40) on April 9, 2023. The game has an over/under of 224.5.

Celtics vs. Hawks Odds

  • Celtics odds to win: -193
  • Hawks odds to win: +162
  • Spread: Celtics (-4.5)
  • Total: 224.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Sunday, April 9, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET
  • Where: TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts

Who Will Win Celtics vs. Hawks?

Celtics and Hawks Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Celtics have a 23-28-1 record against the spread this season when favored by 4.5 points or more.

The Hawks are 8-5 against the spread when an underdog by 4.5 points or more this season.

The Celtics and the Hawks combine to average 11.9 more points per game than the over/under of 224.5 set for this matchup.

Boston and Atlanta have seen its opponents average a combined five more points per game than the point total of 224.5 set for this outing.

The average total in Celtics games this season is 4.8 more points than the over/under of 224.5 in this game.

The average total for Atlanta’s games this year is 12.1 more points than the point total of 224.5 in this outing.

So far this season, Boston has put together a 43-35-3 record against the spread.

The Hawks have a 35-44-2 record against the spread this year.

Celtics Stats & Insights

The Celtics are outscoring opponents by 6.5 points per game with a +529 scoring differential overall. They put up 117.9 points per game (fourth in the NBA) and give up 111.4 per contest (fourth in the league).

The Celtics win the rebound battle by an average of 1.3 boards. They are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game (seventh in the league) compared to their opponents’ 44 per contest.

Boston knocks down 15.9 three-pointers per game (second-most in the league) while shooting 37.5% from deep (sixth-best in the NBA). It is making 4.3 more threes per outing than its opponents, who drain 11.6 per game while shooting 34.6%.

The Celtics rank third in the league by averaging 115.7 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are third in the NBA, allowing 108.7 points per 100 possessions.

In 2022-23, the Celtics’ offense has been much better at home, where they average 120.5 points per game, compared to road games, where they score 115.4 per game. On the defensive side of the ball, they have been better at home, where they give up 110.4 points per game, versus playing on the road, where they allow their opponents to score 112.4 per game.

Hawks Stats & Insights

The Hawks score 118.5 points per game (second in NBA) and allow 118.1 (25th in league) for a +30 scoring differential overall.

Atlanta ranks 10th in the league at 44.3 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 44.1 its opponents average.

The Hawks knock down 10.8 three-pointers per game (24th in the league) at a 35.3% rate (21st in NBA), compared to the 11.8 their opponents make, shooting 35.4% from beyond the arc.

The Hawks rank fifth in the league averaging 115.1 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are 28th, allowing 116.3 points per 100 possessions.

At home, Atlanta scores 119.6 points per game. Away, it averages 117.3.

Celtics Key Players to Watch

Derrick White leads active Celtics’ players in points and assists per game, scoring 12.5 points and distributing 4 assists.

Grant Williams’ averages this season are 8.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game.

The Celtics get 1.8 three-pointers per game out of White.

White has recorded 0.7 steals and 0.9 blocks per game.

Hawks Key Players to Watch

Saddiq Bey has the top spot on the Hawks scoring and assist lists among active players, putting up 13.9 points and 1.5 assists per game.

Onyeka Okongwu has per-game averages of 9.9 points, one assist and 7.2 rebounds this season.

Bey makes two treys per game.

Bey’s 0.9 steals and Okongwu’s 1.4 blocks per game are important to the Hawks’ defensive performance.

Celtics vs. Hawks Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Celtics (- 4.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (224.5)

  • Prediction:
    Celtics 121 – Hawks 111

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