Celtics vs. Hawks NBA Playoffs Game 2 Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, April 18, 2023

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Celtics vs. Hawks NBA Playoffs Game 2 Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, April 18, 2023

NBA Predictions

The Boston Celtics (57-25) hit the court as 10-point favorites against the Atlanta Hawks (41-41) on April 18, 2023. The game’s over/under is 231.

Celtics vs. Hawks Odds

  • Celtics odds to win: -536
  • Hawks odds to win: +403
  • Spread: Celtics (-10)
  • Total: 231

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts

Who Will Win Celtics vs. Hawks?

Celtics and Hawks Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

When they have played as at least 10-point favorites this season, the Celtics are 7-10-1 against the spread.

The Hawks are winless against the spread (0-2) when playing as at least 10-point underdogs.

The two teams average a combined 5.3 more points per game, 236.3, than this game’s total of 231 points.

Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 229.5 points per game, 1.5 fewer than the over/under in this game.

The average point total in Celtics games this year is 1.6 fewer points than the over/under of 231 in this matchup.

Atlanta’s games this year have averaged an over/under of 236.6 points, 5.6 more than the point total in this matchup.

Boston’s ATS record is 44-35-3 this season.

The Hawks are 35-45-2 against the spread this season.

Celtics Stats & Insights

The Celtics are outscoring opponents by 6.5 points per game with a +535 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 prevail in the rebound battle by an average of 1.3 boards. They are collecting 45.3 rebounds per game (seventh in the league) compared to their opponents’ 44 per contest.

Boston hits 4.4 more threes per game than the opposition, 16 (second-most in the league) compared to its opponents’ 11.6.

The Celtics rank third in the NBA with 115.7 points scored per 100 possessions, and third in the league defensively with 108.8 points conceded per 100 possessions.

In 2022-23, the Celtics’ offense has been significantly better at home, where they average 120.5 points per game, compared to road games, where they average 115.4 per game. Defensively, they have been better in home games, where they surrender 110.5 points per game, versus on the road, where they let their opponents to average 112.4 per game.

Hawks Stats & Insights

The Hawks score 118.4 points per game (third in NBA) and allow 118.1 (25th in league) for a +24 scoring differential overall.

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

The Hawks hit 10.8 three-pointers per game (24th in the league) while shooting 35.2% from beyond the arc (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.

Atlanta is putting up more points at home (119.6 per game) than away (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 scores 11.5 points per game while adding 3.1 rebounds and 6.3 assists for the Celtics.

The Celtics get 3.2 three-pointers per game out of Tatum.

Smart averages 1.5 steals per game, while Derrick White swats 0.9 shots per contest.

Hawks Key Players to Watch

The Hawks go-to guy, Trae Young, leads active Hawks players in both scoring (26.2 points per game) and assists (10.2 assists per game).

Clint Capela’s per-game averages this season are 12 points, 0.9 assists and 11 rebounds.

Young cashes in on 2.1 treys per game.

The Hawks’ defensive effort gets a boost from Dejounte Murray’s 1.5 steals and Onyeka Okongwu’s 1.3 blocks per game.

Celtics vs. Hawks Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Celtics (- 10)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (231)

  • Prediction:
    Celtics 121 – Hawks 111

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