Celtics vs. Hawks NBA Playoffs Game 5 Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, April 25, 2023

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Celtics vs. Hawks NBA Playoffs Game 5 Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, April 25, 2023

NBA Predictions

Boston is a double-digit favorite against Atlanta when Jayson Tatum’s Celtics (57-25) and Trae Young’s Hawks (41-41) square off on April 25, 2023. The line has the Celtics favored by 13 points. The game features a point total of 230.5.

Celtics vs. Hawks Odds

  • Celtics odds to win: -877
  • Hawks odds to win: +594
  • Spread: Celtics (-13)
  • Total: 230.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 7:30 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 3-4 record against the spread this season when favored by 13 points or more.

These two teams average a combined 236.3 points per game, 5.8 more points than the over/under of 230.5 set for this matchup.

Boston and Atlanta have seen its opponents average a combined 1.0 fewer point per game than the over/under of 230.5 set for this matchup.

The Celtics’ average point total in outings this year is 229.4, 1.1 points below the over/under in this game.

Atlanta’s games this season have averaged a total of 236.6 points, 6.1 more than the point total in this matchup.

Boston is 44-35-3 against the spread this season.

The Hawks have a 35-45-2 record against the spread this season.

Celtics Stats & Insights

The Celtics have a +535 scoring differential, topping opponents by 6.5 points per game. They’re putting up 117.9 points per game to rank fourth in the league and are allowing 111.4 per contest to rank fourth in the NBA.

The Celtics are seventh in the league at 45.3 rebounds per game. That’s 1.3 more than the 44.0 their opponents average.

Boston connects on 16.0 three-pointers per game (second-most in the league) at a 37.6% rate (sixth-best in the NBA), compared to the 11.6 per game its opponents make at a 34.5% rate.

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

In 2022-23, the Celtics’ offense has been much better at home, where they score 120.5 points per game, compared to on the road, where they score 115.4 per game. Defensively, they have been tougher in home games, where they allow 110.5 points per game, versus on the road, where they allow their opponents to average 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 averages 44.4 rebounds per game (10th in league), compared to the 44.1 of its opponents.

The Hawks connect on 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.

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

Tatum puts up 30.1 points and 8.8 rebounds per game, with 4.6 assists.

Marcus Smart averages 11.5 points per game and adds 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

Young’s showing 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 averages 2.1 made threes per game.

The Hawks’ defensive efforts get a boost from Young’s 1.1 steals and Onyeka Okongwu’s 1.3 blocks per game.

Celtics vs. Hawks Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Hawks (+ 13)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (230.5)

  • Prediction:
    Celtics 122 – Hawks 111

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