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Celtics vs Hawks Predictions

24 February 2021

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Celtics vs Hawks Pick: Boston Celtics -2

Celtics vs Hawks is an Eastern Conference tilt between two teams that have quite different aspirations in 2021. We have a quite capable Boston Celtics team that is playing at a high enough level despite being marred by injuries. They will take on an Atlanta Hawks team that will not have playoff aspirations this season, but could take a step forward as early as 2022.

Celtics vs Hawks has been played nearly times, with the split leaning considerably to the Celtics side. Recent seasons paint a similar picture to that of the long term history, as the Celtics have had even more success in recent seasons.

You will find the best NBA picks for Hawks vs Celtics below

Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics Betting Pick

Wednesday Night at 7:30PM EST at the TD Garden

Why bet the Celtics?

Deandre Hunter surprise: The Hawks will remain without Deandre Hunter until mid spring at the earliest, and they have been a much worse team since his knee injury. After starting the year 10-9 and looking like they could make some noise in the playoff bracket a bit earlier than expected, they have fallen off since the Hunter injury. They are just 3-9 since his injury and more alarmingly, seven of those twelve games were at home. It is a surprising turn of events and a testament to the development of Hunter, but the team has lost its way since he left the lineup.

✅ Hawks missing more than just Hunter: We covered how the absence of Hunter affects this team, but the missing pieces will not stop there. Both John Collins and Cam Reddish are unlikely to be available and the Hawks will be too thin to get the job done against the Celtics.

Celtics have the Hawks number: The Celtics have won 11 of the last 13 games against the Hawks. Early 2018 was the last time a Hawks team beat a Celtics team prior to the Hawks notching a win this season.

The Pick: Celtics -2

General Info about Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks

Where do the Boston Celtics play their home games?

The Boston Celtics play their home games at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

Where do the Atlanta Hawks play their home games?

The Atlanta Hawks play their home games at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

Where can you watch Hawks vs Celtics?

You can watch this game on NBA League Pass.

Where can you bet on Celtics vs Hawks?

Check out the Best Betting Sites for 2021 to get the best odds and betting options on the game.

Hawks vs Celtics Predictions

Hawks vs Celtics has been played nearly 400 times, with a large edge to the Celtics on the historical split. The more recent years paint the same picture, a lopsided one. The Celtics have had the Hawks number in recent seasons at a winning rate that is rare to see for any NBA team against any opponent.

Check the Celtics vs Hawks predictions above for this game’s best betting pick.

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Celtics vs Hawks Against the Spread Predictions

Celtics vs Hawks against the spread predictions refer to whether the Hawks or Celtics win or lose by the necessary points to cover the spread. For a hypothetical line, we will use the Celtics -3. This means a wager on the Celtics would require them to win by more than three points to be considered a winner. A wager on the Hawks, at +3, would require them to either win the game outright or to lose by fewer than three points to have a wager be considered a winner.

Check above for the best Celtics vs Hawks against the spread predictions.

Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics Over/Under Betting

Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics Over/Under betting is a way of wagering on the contest without needing to pick the team that wins the game. Instead, these wagers are against a set total of combined points in the game. For a hypothetical example, we will use a total set at 224 points. Over/Under wagers on this Hawks vs Celtics contest would be betting over or under 224 combined points for the two teams.

There are many factors to be considered when diving into Over/Under wagering. These factors include pace (expected possessions per game), offensive efficiency and defensive efficiency.

Knowing which teams play faster and slower, and which teams play with a higher and lower level of efficiency at each end of the floor is a large edge when over/under wagering.

See above if there is a best Over/Under play for Hawks vs Celtics.

Boston Celtics vs Hawks Moneyline Predictions

 Money Line wagering on NBA can be a productive way to bet on one team or the other, while taking the point spread out of play.

Instead of laying or taking the points on the spread, you can lay odds on the favorite or take odds on the underdog to simply win the game outright. If you are looking to wager on a Celtics vs Hawks game, but want to avoid the point spread, a Money Line wager is worth considering.

For an example of how a Money Line wager differs from an against the spread wager, we will use our Celtics -3 hypothetical example from above. Instead of the standard -110 odds on an against the spread play, the Celtics can be bet on to simply win outright while laying odds. The Hawks can be bet on to win the game outright while getting odds.

In our hypothetical, we would expect to have to lay about -145 on the Celtics and expect to get about +125 on the Hawks.

With the all time series being one sided in long term historyt and mirrored in recent years, this is a rare instance where you can put some weight on history when making a money line wager. However, history is just one piece of the puzzle and all other factors need to be considered. The more recent matchups have been lopsided as well, and the other factors we look at to determine the best play in Celtics vs Hawks matchups likely carry over to the current one.

There are hours of research required for successful NBA predictions, and we are here to provide that for you, with a conclusion summed up and bottom lined.

Check above for a synopsis and who to play in this Hawks vs Celtics matchup.

Hawks vs Celtics Odds

The NBA carries the most fluid odds of all the major sports in the United States. We will regularly see a slow release of odds and additionally against the spread, over/under and money line odds all fluctuate, sometimes rapidly throughout a given day leading up to tipoff. The Hawks vs Celtics regular season matchup won’t draw a massive betting market from the general public, so just a few large wagers could move the lines significantly in one direction or the other.

Live Streaming Celtics vs Hawks

We are currently without sports books in the United States that offer streaming of NBA games. This will certainly change in the future, but for the time being we are still required to turn to paid streaming services that might have the game you are looking. For live streaming Celtics vs Hawks you are limited to YouTubeTV, FuboTV and Hulu.


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