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boston celtics vs atlanta hawks prediction 11/26/2023 sport preview

Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction & Betting Tips 11/26/2023

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Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks 11/26/2023
  • We like the Hawks on the moneyline (+260)
  • The Hawks are also our pick on the spread at +7.5
  • Our NBA model projects 217 points, and we suggest taking the under

Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks Preview

The Hawks and Celtics are set to face off at 6:00 ET on NBCS. The Celtics will host the game at TD Garden in Boston, MA.

The over/under for this Eastern conference contest is set at 235 points, with the Celtics being the favored team playing at home against the Hawks. Check out BetCoco for Boston Celtics – Atlanta Hawks odds

Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks Head-to-Head and Key Stats

Over the last three times that the Celtics have hosted the Hawks, they have gone 2-1. In the previous three head-head to matchups between the Hawks and Celtics, the Celtics have gone 2-1 vs. the spread with an average scoring differential of 4 points per game.

  • Across the Hawks last ten road games, the team averaged 118 points per game while allowing 115. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 5-5, while going 6-4 straight-up.
  • Across their five previous home games, Boston has an ATS mark of 1-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-2 while averaging 108 points per game.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Hawks have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
  • Through their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Celtics have a good straight up record, but their ATS mark is just 0-5.

Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction

In today’s game against the Celtics, the Hawks aim to continue their success with a record above .500, currently at 8-7. The team currently sits 8th in the Eastern Conference and 3rd place in the Southeast division.

So far, Atlanta is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 5-10. Atlanta has gone 2-7 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 3-3 when playing as underdogs.

Atlanta have seen over half of their games surpass the over/under lines, resulting in an over/under record of 9-6-0. They have an average over/under line of 236.5 in their games, and their differential vs. the over/under line this season is 10.1.

Atlanta’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 136 points against the Wizards. They had an overall field goal percentage of 51% and made 14/20 free throws. In terms of offense, the Hawks have a season-long field goal percentage of 48%, putting them 7th in the NBA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 7th in percentage and 9th in three-pointers made.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Hawks is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 121.7 points per game (27th).

In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Hawks defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 57.5% while allowing 37.5% from downtown.

Facing the Hawks today, the Celtics look to maintain their record above .500, which currently stands at 12-4. Boston has been good at home so far, boasting a 6-0 record, in contrast to their 6-4 record on the road.

Boston has an ATS record of 6-9 for this season, which includes their current five game losing streak against the spread. On the road, the Celtics have an ATS record of 2-7, as opposed to a 4-2 record against the spread when playing at home.

So far, Boston has an over/under record of 7-9-0 and have had two straight games stay below the over/under lines. Their games have currently averaged 212.0 points per game and the average over/under line so far is 226.1.

In contrast to their season average of 116 points per game, the Celtics had a below average performance. They scored 96 points against the Magic and had a field goal percentage of 40.8%. Jayson Tatum was the leading scorer for the Celtics, putting up 26 points. In addition, Jaylen Brown contributed 18 points.

Boston’s defense has been playing well, ranking 5th in the NBA with 107.6 points allowed per game.

On two point field goal attempts, the Celtics’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 49.9% and allowing 35.2% from beyond the arc.

In spite of being 7.5 point underdogs, we anticipate the Hawks winning this one 109-108.

Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks Betting Tips

  • We like the Hawks on the moneyline (+260)
  • The Hawks are also our pick on the spread at +7.5
  • Our NBA model projects 217 points, and we suggest taking the under

Boston Celtics Injury Report

  • Jrue Holiday – Ankle – Questionable
  • Kristaps Porzingis – Calf – Out

Atlanta Hawks Injury Report

  • Jalen Johnson – Wrist – Questionable
  • Mouhamed Gueye – Back – Out
  • Kobe Bufkin – Thumb – Out

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