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2021 NBA Handicapping
(15-15) Boston Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks (13-17)
Date: Wednesday, February 24th
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: State Farm Arena, Atlanta GA
NBA Moneyline Odds: Celtics OFF | Hawks OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Hawks OFF
NBA Betting Total: OFF
The Celtics and Hawks will both meet up on back-to-backs when they play Wednesday night in Atlanta. Each team is coming off a loss too, with the Hawks’ being a devastating 1-point defeat to the Cavs, who had lost 10 straight.
Boston fell 110-107 to Dallas on Tuesday, a game in which the Mavs were playing on 0 days rest as well. Luka Doncic hit multiple go-ahead 3’s in the final minute vs. the Celtics, so they’ve dealt with some heartbreak too.
Boston played well on Tuesday for the most part, and Dallas wasn’t on a true back-to-back after their dominating win over the Grizzlies on Monday night.
Regardless it was the second straight loss for Boston, who fell 115-120 in OT to New Orleans on Sunday. Wednesday’s trip to Atlanta will be the third road game in a row for the C’s, who split with the Hawks in Boston in their last home games.
The Hawks are a younger team, so they’re likely more built to play on 0 days rest. Boston is already without Marcus Smart, and they burned up Kemba Walker for 33 minutes, and Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum for 35+.
Ironically Boston also played Atlanta on the back to back last Wednesday, a 122-114 Hawks win. Walker sat on 0 days rest in that meeting a night after a big 112-99 Boston win over the Nuggets. Will that be the strategy again?
Atlanta has to be reeling a little bit coming into Wednesday night’s matchup. Cleveland had a win probability of 1.8% with 1:11 left in the game but ended up 112-111 win thanks to a dunk with 4 seconds left by a player on a 2-way contract.
The Hawks did the unthinkable and loss to the Cavs, who had dropped 0 straight coming into the matchup. It was more than the late dunk by Lamar Stevens though, as Cleveland had led by as many as 13 points in the 1st half.
So how do the Hawks regroup when a familiar foe comes to town? Atlanta took advantage of a tired Celtics squad last Wednesday winning 122-114, but were down 66-41 at the half on Friday en route to a 121-109 defeat.
Trae Young did drop 40 in the first meeting with the C’s, who will be playing on 0 days rest again. The difference is, so is Atlanta this time around. The Cavs game was supposed to be a breeze, but Young played 38 minutes and Clint Capela 37.
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This game is an interesting one. Boston will likely be without Kemba Walker who usually rests for load management coming off the back to back. Atlanta just lost to Cleveland though, and is just 7-9 at home on the year.
Boston showed their dominance in the 2nd matchup last week, racing out to a 20+ point halftime lead. You have to take the Hawks’ win on Wednesday with a grain of salt since the Celtics beat the Nuggets the night before.
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Even without Walker, the Celtics have two stars in Brown and Tatum and an emerging group of role players led by Payton Pritchard, Daniel Theis, and Tristan Thompson.
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