Celtics vs. Hawks NBA Playoffs Game 3 Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, April 21, 2023

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Celtics vs. Hawks NBA Playoffs Game 3 Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, April 21, 2023

NBA Predictions

The Boston Celtics (57-25) are a 5.5-point favorite against the Atlanta Hawks (41-41) on April 21, 2023. A point total of 228.5 is set for the game.

Celtics vs. Hawks Odds

  • Celtics odds to win: -228
  • Hawks odds to win: +189
  • Spread: Celtics (-5.5)
  • Total: 228.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Friday, April 21, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia

Who Will Win Celtics vs. Hawks?

Celtics and Hawks Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Celtics have a 21-25-1 record against the spread this season when favored by 5.5 points or more.

The Hawks have a 6-3 record against the spread when an underdog by 5.5 points or more this season.

Between them, these two teams average 7.8 more points per game (236.3) than this game’s over/under (228.5).

Opponents of the two teams average a combined 1.0 more point per game, 229.5, than this matchup’s over/under of 228.5 points.

The average total for Celtics games this year is 0.9 more points than the over/under of 228.5 in this game.

The average point total for Atlanta this year is 8.1 points higher than this game’s over/under.

So far this season, Boston has put together a 44-35-3 record against the spread.

So far this year, the Hawks have compiled a 35-45-2 record against the spread.

Celtics Stats & Insights

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

The 45.3 rebounds per game the Celtics average rank seventh in the league, and are 1.3 more than the 44.0 their opponents grab per contest.

Boston knocks down 16.0 three-pointers per game (second-most in the league), 4.4 more than 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.

So far 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 put up 115.4 per game. On the defensive side of the ball, they have been tougher when playing 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 put up 118.4 points per game (third in league) while giving up 118.1 per contest (25th in NBA). They have a +24 scoring differential.

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

The Hawks connect on 10.8 three-pointers per game (24th in the league) at a 35.2% rate (21st in NBA), compared to the 11.9 per outing their opponents make, shooting 35.6% from deep.

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.

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 puts up 11.5 points per game while adding 3.1 rebounds and 6.3 assists for the Celtics.

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

Smart picks pockets to the tune of 1.5 takeaways per game, while Derrick White records 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 3.0 rebounds per contest.

Clint Capela’s per-game averages this season are 12.0 points, 0.9 assists and 11.0 rebounds.

Young knocks down 2.1 threes per game.

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

Celtics vs. Hawks Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Hawks (+ 5.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (228.5)

  • Prediction:
    Celtics 118 – Hawks 114

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