Celtics vs. Hawks NBA Playoffs Game 6 Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, April 27, 2023

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Celtics vs. Hawks NBA Playoffs Game 6 Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, April 27, 2023

NBA Predictions

The Boston Celtics (57-25) are 7-point favorites as they prepare to face off against the Atlanta Hawks (41-41) on April 27, 2023. The point total for the game is 230.5.

Celtics vs. Hawks Odds

  • Celtics odds to win: -299
  • Hawks odds to win: +240
  • Spread: Celtics (-7)
  • Total: 230.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 8:30 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 are 18-20-1 against the spread when favored by 7 points or more this season.

The Hawks are 3-2 against the spread when an underdog by 7 points or more this season.

The two teams average a combined 5.8 more points per game, 236.3, than this matchup’s over/under of 230.5 points.

Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 229.5 points per game, 1.0 fewer than the over/under in this game.

The average point total for Celtics games this year is 1.1 fewer points than the total of 230.5 in this matchup.

The average total in Atlanta’s games this year is 6.1 more points than the point total of 230.5 for this outing.

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

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

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 contest to rank fourth in the NBA) and have a +535 scoring differential overall.

The Celtics rank seventh in the NBA 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 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.

The Celtics have been significantly better offensively at home, where they average 120.5 points per game, compared to road games, where they score 115.4 per game. Defensively, they are better at home, where they allow 110.5 points per game, versus playing on the road, where they let opponents to average 112.4 per game.

Hawks Stats & Insights

The Hawks put up 118.4 points per game (third in league) while allowing 118.1 per outing (25th in NBA). They have a +24 scoring differential.

The 44.4 rebounds per game Atlanta accumulates rank 10th in the league. Their opponents grab 44.1.

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 average 115.1 points per 100 possessions (fifth in league), while giving up 116.3 points per 100 possessions (28th in NBA).

Atlanta is scoring more points at home (119.6 per game) than on the road (117.2).

Celtics Key Players to Watch

Jayson Tatum accumulates 30.1 points and 8.8 rebounds per game, with 4.6 assists.

Marcus Smart scores 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

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).

This season, Clint Capela has a statline of 12.0 points, 0.9 assists and 11.0 rebounds per game.

Young hits 2.1 threes per game.

The Hawks’ defensive effort gets a lift from Young’s 1.1 steals and Onyeka Okongwu’s 1.3 blocks per game.

Celtics vs. Hawks Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Hawks (+ 7)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (230.5)

  • Prediction:
    Celtics 118 – Hawks 115

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