The Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks meet Wednesday in NBA action at the State Farm Arena.
The Boston Celtics need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 110.8 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 109.8 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 26 points and 7.1 rebounds while Jaylen Brown is averaging 25.5 points and 3.9 assists. Kemba Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.
The Atlanta Hawks need a win after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 113.3 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 113.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 26.9 points and 3.9 rebounds while John Collins is averaging 17.6 points and 7.5 rebounds. De’Andre Hunter is the third double-digit scorer and Clint Capela is grabbing 13.9 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 82.4 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game.
The Celtics are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 35-16-3 ATS in their last 54 Wednesday games. The Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The over is 10-2 in Celtics last 12 Wednesday games. The over is 8-0 in Hawks last 8 overall. The Celtics are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Atlanta.
Both teams on the end of a back to back, you can make a case for the Hawks and the points here at home. However, the Hawks just lost to the Cavs last night and are losing their last five games by an average of 3.8 points while allowing 50.9 percent shooting from the field. While the Boston Celtics are piling up the losses, we know what they’re capable of and they should be eager to get a nasty taste out of their mouth after the last second loss to the Mavericks. The Celtics should win this game.