Boston Celtics at Atlanta Hawks Betting Pick

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The Boston Celtics are on the road at the Atlanta Hawks in the National Basketball Association on Thursday.  This is a rematch of the game played on Monday. Atlanta won that game at home.

The Boston Celtics are 57-15, and have the best record in all of the league. The Celtics had their nine game winning streak snapped in that game. Boston still holds a 10.5 game lead, which means they have clinched the top seed in the East.

For the Hawks, the win pushed them 5.5 games ahead of the 11th seeded Brooklyn Nets. The top ten make the postseason. Atlanta is 1.5 behind the Bulls for 9th. The Hawks have won back to back games.

The Boston Celtics are huge favorites in this game. Boston is -12.5. The total sits at 226.5.

Hawks Getting Ready for Play-In

In the win on Monday, the Hawks trailed by 22 points after one quarter. They allowed 44 in the first, and held the Celtics to just 44 the entire season half. In the win, Dejounte Murray was the main man, as he scored 19 points, and dished out a team high 15 assists.

Murray is questionable for this game, after playing 40  minutes on Monday. If he does not play, guys like De’Andre Hunter, Bogdan Bogdanovic and Clint Capela will be forced to pick up the slack. Murray is the leading scorer on the season, with the absence of Trae Young. Young was scoring 26.4 before his injury.

The Hawks will host the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, and then go on the road to the Chicago Bulls on Monday.

Top Seeded Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics certainly hate to lose, but a random Monday in March, with the top seed in the East wrapped up is not that big of a loss. Boston will look to bounce back here, and start a new winning streak. The loss came despite 37 points from Jayson Tatum in the game. Tatum is going to be in consideration for league MVP, with his 27.3 points, 4.9 assists and 8.2 rebounds per game.

Boston is also getting nice production from Jaylen Brown and Kristaps Porzingis. Brown is scoring 23.4 per game, while Porzingis is up over 20. The Celtics as a team are the second highest scoring team in the league. Boston is at 121.1 per game. The Celtics also make the most three point shots in the league, at 16.6 per game.

Next up for the Boston Celtics is a trip to New Orleans on Saturday. That will be the final game of March for the Celtics. Once April arrives, Boston is at Charlotte on Monday, before heading back home.

Celtics Bounce Back

The Boston Celtics are not going to lose to the Atlanta Hawks back to back, are they? The Hawks picked up a massive win, and now will look to do it again. The problem is – they are going to run up against a Boston team that is going to be angry.

We like the Celtics to take their anger out on Atlanta in this one. We are betting the Boston Celtics -12.5 over the Atlanta Hawks. Best of luck and enjoy the game!

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