2023 NBA East Playoffs Atlanta at Boston Betting Preview

2023 NBA East Playoffs Atlanta at Boston Betting Preview

The Atlanta Hawks head to Boston desperate for a victory. The ATL has fallen to 1-3 in the series. A Boston victory sends the Celtics to the second round of the playoffs. Will Atlanta do enough to get it done? If not win, can the Hawks keep it close enough to score an against the spread victory? Keep reading for odds, analysis, and a free pick for Atlanta at Boston.

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2023 NBA Playoffs Round 1 Game 5: Atlanta Hawks at Boston Celtics Betting Preview | MyBookie NBA Preview

NBA Odds: Boston -13 | O/U 229.5
When: Tuesday, April 25 at 7:30 pm ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, MA
TV / Streaming: TNT


Why Bet on Atlanta versus Boston?

The Atlanta Hawks may be in a 1-3 hole, but they haven’t played badly. The first game went to Boston by 13 points. The second also went to the Celtics by 13.

The Hawks picked it up in Game 3, beating Boston 130-22. If the lucky breaks had gone Atlanta’s way in the fourth game, the Hawks may have evened the series.  

Atlanta Hawks Offensive Averages

  • Points/G: 118.4
  • FG %: 48.3
  • 3PT %: 35.2
  • FT %: 81.8
  • Rebounds/G: 44.4

Atlanta Hawks Defensive Averages

  • Points/G: 118.1
  • FG %: 48.6
  • 3PT %: 35.6
  • FT %: 80.3
  • Rebounds/G: 44.1

Why Bet on Boston versus Atlanta?

The Boston Celtics may have lost Game 3, but the bounce back in Game 4 was no fluke. Boston shot 52% from the field and 40% from three.

The bottom line in the series is that Boston is the better team. Not only that, but although the games haven’t exactly been blowouts, Boston has covered 3-of-4. Another win and covers seems likely.

Boston Celtics Offensive Averages

  • Points/G: 117.9
  • FG %: 47.5
  • 3PT %: 37.7
  • FT %: 81.2
  • Rebounds/G: 45.3

Boston Celtics Defensive Averages

  • Points/G: 11.4
  • FG %: 46.3
  • 3PT %: 34.5
  • FT %: 76.9
  • Rebounds/G: 44.0

Boston at Atlanta Betting Trends

  • Hawks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games
  • Atlanta is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 playing on 1 day rest
  • Over is 6-2-1 in the Hawks’ last 9 overall
  • Celtics are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games
  • Boston is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win
  • Over is 5-0 in the Celtics’ last 5 games playing on 1 day rest.
Starting Lineups

Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young, B. Bogdanovic, D. Hunter, John Collins, Clint Capela

Boston Celtics
Marcus Smart, Derrick White, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford


Atlanta Hawks

Boston Celtics
Danilo Gallinari (Knee – Out)


Atlanta Hawks at Boston Celtics Betting Analysis

The key to the entire series has been whether or not Atlanta could break down the Celtics’ defense. So far in the series, the only time it happened was in the third game when Atlanta shot 56% from the field and 44% from three.

In Game 1, the Celtics held the Hawks to 39% from the field and 17% from three. Game 2 saw the ATL shoot 43% from the field and 33% from three.

The Hawks shot well in Game 4, but Boston’s offense has more options than Atlanta’s does. It’s impossible seeing Atlanta shooting better than 44% from the field at TD Garden.

Boston should win and although they have yet to beat the Hawks by more than 13, Wednesday is the night they do so. The C’s win and cover. 

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