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Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics 4/18/2023 Analysis, Picks and Tips

Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics 4/18/2023 Analysis, Picks and Tips

East 1st Round – Game 2, BOS leads series 1-0

The NBA playoffs kick off on Tuesday with an exciting matchup between the Atlanta Hawks and the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden. The Hawks, who finished as the seventh seed, struggled on the road during the regular season with a record seven games below .500, and ranked seventh in the league in offensive efficiency. In the series opener, Atlanta suffered a 112-99 loss on the road against Boston, falling behind by as many as 32 points.

Despite all five Atlanta starters scoring in double figures, it was Dejounte Murray who led the way with 24 points on 10-for-25 shooting. Trae Young had a tough shooting night, missing 13 of his 18 field goal attempts and finishing with 16 points. Clint Capela contributed 12 points on 6-for-8 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds. However, the Hawks struggled with their shooting overall, converting only 39 percent of their field goal attempts.

  • The Atlanta Hawks are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 matches with the Celtics.
  • Atlanta is 0-6 SU in their last 6 games against Boston.
  • The Hawks are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games on the road.
  • Atlanta is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games on the road against the Boston Celtics.

Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics 4/18/2023 Analysis, Picks and Tips

On the other hand, the Boston Celtics, who won 32 out of 41 home games during the regular season, are determined to make a return trip to the NBA Finals. In the series opener, they dominated, erupting for 45 points in the second quarter and building a commanding 74-44 halftime lead. The second-seeded Celtics displayed excellent ball movement, assisting on 25 of their 42 made field goals and shooting 48 percent from the field.

Jaylen Brown led all scorers with 29 points on 12-for-23 shooting and also grabbed 12 rebounds for the Celtics. Jayson Tatum, a perennial All-Star, chipped in with 25 points on 10-for-23 shooting and 11 rebounds. Derrick White provided a valuable contribution off the bench, scoring 24 points on 7-for-13 shooting and dishing out seven assists. The Celtics also controlled the boards, out rebounding the Hawks by a margin of 58-45.

  • The Boston Celtics are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home against Atlanta.
  • The Celtics are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
  • Boston is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division.

Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics. The NBA pick for this game is the Boston Celtics. The squads enter game two of this best-of-seven series with no significant injured player on record. The Atlanta Hawks were manhandled in the series opener and struggled all season long to get stops. The Hawks will shoot better in a game that goes over the total. Final Score Prediction, Boston Celtics win 124-113.

NBA Starting Time: 7:00 PM (EDT)

Location: TD Garden, MA

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022


NBA Odds: Boston Celtics -10

NBA Totals: 230.5

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