Celtics vs. Hawks NBA Playoffs Game 1 Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, April 15, 2023

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Celtics vs. Hawks NBA Playoffs Game 1 Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, April 15, 2023

NBA Predictions

The Boston Celtics (57-25) are 10-point favorites as they prepare to take on the Atlanta Hawks (41-41) on April 15, 2023. The over/under for the game is 231.5.

Celtics vs. Hawks Odds

  • Celtics odds to win: -474
  • Hawks odds to win: +363
  • Spread: Celtics (-10)
  • Total: 231.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 3:30 PM ET
  • Where: TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts
  • TV: ESPN

Who Will Win Celtics vs. Hawks?

Celtics and Hawks Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Celtics are 7-10-1 against the spread when favored by 10 points or more this season.

The Hawks are 0-2 against the spread when an underdog by 10 points or more this year.

The two teams average a combined 4.8 more points per game (236.3) than this game’s over/under of 231.5 points.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined two fewer points per game (229.5) than this matchup’s total of 231.5 points.

The average point total for Celtics games this season is 2.1 fewer points than the total of 231.5 in this matchup.

Atlanta’s games this year have averaged a total of 236.6 points, 5.1 more than the point total in this matchup.

Boston has gone 44-35-3 ATS this season.

The Hawks’ ATS record is 35-45-2 this season.

Celtics Stats & Insights

The Celtics average 117.9 points per game (fourth in the league) while giving up 111.4 per contest (fourth in the NBA). They have a +535 scoring differential overall and outscore opponents by 6.5 points per game.

The Celtics win the rebound battle by 1.3 boards on average. They collect 45.3 rebounds per game, which ranks seventh in the league, while their opponents grab 44 per outing.

Boston connects on 16 three-pointers per game (second-most in the league), 4.4 more than its opponents (11.6). It is shooting 37.6% from deep (sixth-best in the NBA) while allowing opponents to shoot 34.5%.

The Celtics put up 115.7 points per 100 possessions (third in the league), while allowing 108.8 points per 100 possessions (third in the NBA).

So far in 2022-23, the Celtics’ offense has been much better at home, where they average 120.5 points per game, compared to on the road, where they average 115.4 per game. Defensively, they have been better at home, where they concede 110.5 points per game, versus on the road, where they allow their opponents to score 112.4 per game.

Hawks Stats & Insights

The Hawks have a +24 scoring differential, putting up 118.4 points per game (third in league) and allowing 118.1 (25th in NBA).

Atlanta is 10th in the league at 44.4 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 44.1 its opponents average.

The Hawks make 10.8 three-pointers per game (24th in the league) while shooting 35.2% from deep (21st in NBA). They are making 1.1 fewer threes than their opponents, who drain 11.9 per game at 35.6%.

The Hawks rank fifth in the NBA with 115.1 points scored per 100 possessions, and 28th defensively with 116.3 points conceded per 100 possessions.

In 2022-23 Atlanta is averaging 2.4 more points per game at home (119.6) than on the road (117.2).

Celtics Key Players to Watch

The Celtics get 30.1 points, 8.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists from Jayson Tatum.

Marcus Smart’s averages this season are 11.5 points, 3.1 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game.

Tatum leads active Celtics in three-point shooting, making an average of 3.2 shots per game from beyond the arc.

Smart averages 1.5 takeaways per game, and Derrick White collects 0.9 rejections per contest.

Hawks Key Players to Watch

Trae Young’s performance this season has resulted in strong scoring and assists numbers, with 26.2 points per game and 10.2 assists per game to go with 3 rebounds per contest.

This season, Clint Capela has a statline of 12 points, 0.9 assists and 11 rebounds per game.

Young hits 2.1 treys per game.

The Hawks’ defensive efforts get a boost from Dejounte Murray (1.5 steals per game) and Onyeka Okongwu (1.3 blocks per game).

Celtics vs. Hawks Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Hawks (+ 10)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (231.5)

  • Prediction:
    Celtics 121 – Hawks 112

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