Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks NBA Playoffs Game 2 Betting Preview: Point Spread, Moneylines, Odds

The Atlanta Hawks are 10-point underdogs heading into Game 2 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on Tuesday, starting at 7:00 PM ET on NBA TV, NBCS-BOS, and BSSE. The Celtics hold a 1-0 series lead. The matchup has a point total of 228.5.

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Celtics vs. Hawks Game Time and Odds

  • Game Day: Tuesday, April 18, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBA TV, NBCS-BOS, and BSSE
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Arena: TD Garden
  • Moneyline favorite: Celtics (-545)
  • Spread: Celtics (-10)
  • Total: 228.5

Celtics vs. Hawks Betting Stats and Trends

  • The Celtics have covered the spread 44 times over 82 games with a set spread.
  • In games this season when favored by 10 points or more, Boston has gone 7-10-1 against the spread.
  • This season, 43 of the Celtics’ games have gone over the point total.
  • Boston and its opponents have combined to put up more than 228.5 points in 43 of 82 games this season.
  • The average amount of points in Celtics games this season is 229.4, which is 0.9 above Tuesday’s total of 228.5.
  • The Hawks have covered the spread in a matchup 35 times this year (35-45-2).
  • Atlanta is winless against the spread when it has played as 10-point underdogs or more (0-2).
  • This year, 46 of the Hawks’ games have gone over the point total.
  • So far this season, 67.1% of Atlanta’s games (55-of-82) have had more combined points than Tuesday’s total of 228.5.
  • The 228.5-point total for this game is 8.1 points below the 236.6 points per game average total in Hawks games this season.

Celtics vs. Hawks Statistics and Rankings

Celtics Rank Celtics AVG Hawks AVG Hawks Rank
4th 117.9 Points Scored 118.4 3rd
4th 111.4 Points Allowed 118.1 25th
7th 45.3 Rebounds 44.4 10th
20th 9.7 Off. Rebounds 11.2 9th
2nd 16.0 3pt Made 10.8 24th
7th 26.7 Assists 25.0 18th
7th 12.7 Turnovers 12.4 4th

Celtics vs. Hawks Stats and Trends

  • The Celtics are 8-2 overall and 8-2 against the spread over their past 10 contests.
  • Boston and its opponents have combined to hit the over in four of those 10 games.
  • The last 10 Boston games averaged 229.0 total points, 0.5 more points than this matchup’s over/under.
  • During the past 10 games, the Celtics are scoring 0.2 points more per game compared to their season average.
  • The Hawks are 3-7 against the spread and 5-5 overall over their last 10 contests.
  • In its past 10 games, Atlanta has gone over the total six times.
  • Atlanta’s average total over the last 10 games is 8.8 points greater than the 228.5 total given for this matchup.
  • Over their past 10 games, the Hawks are scoring 3.8 more points per game than their season-long scoring average, 118.4 PPG.

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