Free NBA Playoffs Pick: Hawks vs Celtics Lines
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(50-35) Atlanta Hawks vs. Boston Celtics (49-36)
Round 1: Game 6
Date: Thursday April 28
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: TD Garden Boston, MA
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Hawks -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 197
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The Hawks took a 3-2 lead in this series with a Game 5 win and while it is not a commanding lead Atlanta is still a road favorite in Game 6 with their last showing.
In Game 5 the Hawks thumped the Celtics winning 110-83 and Boston being outscored by 19 points in the 3rd quarter.
The team stats show it all for Game 5 and while the Hawks did not shoot great at 43.8% from the floor they held the Celtics to a FG% of only 37.7%.
The Hawks used a balanced attack in Game 5 with 4 starts scoring in double figures PF Mike Scott coming off the bench for a team high 17 points.
The Celtics made sure Paul Millsap, who went for 45 points in Game 4, did not kill them, but while he did not have a bad game with 10 points on 4/8 shooting the other Atlanta players stepped up.
The home team has won every game in this series.
The Hawks finished over .500 on the season on the road, but they have dropped 5 straight road games.
Can anybody help Isaiah Thomas out? The Hawks used a defense that made other players for the Celtics score and it worked to a T, as Thomas, who was lights out in the Game 3 and 4 wins in Boston, was held to only 10 points on 3/12 shooting.
Evan Turner was the high scorer for the Celtics in Game 5 going for 15 points on 5/10 shooting. The other 3 players that scored in double figures shot well under 50% from the field.
Marcus Smart really has to step up off the bench and provide scoring for the Celtics.
The Celtics are led by their guards and shooting a 3-pt FG% of 24.1% (7/29), which they did in Game 5, is not going to cut it.
In the 2 games in Boston in this series the Celtics shot over 40% from the field while failing to do so in the 3 games in Atlanta. They have to shoot the rock well and if they do not they cannot rely on their defense to totally contain the balanced Atlanta squad.
The Celtics have won 8 of their last 9 games at home including both in this series.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Hawks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- Hawks are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games following a straight up win.
- Hawks are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games.
- Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- Celtics are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Celtics have an Under record of 5-1 in their last 6 games.
Free Atlanta Hawks vs. Boston Celtics NBA Prediction:
Ok, so the home team has won every game in this series and the Hawks have failed to cover in their last 6 road games.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Celtics +1.5
Follow the trends in this one, as the Celtics will win in their house and force a Game 7 in Atlanta.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Boston 101 – Atlanta 99
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