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Atlanta Hawks vs. Boston Celtics

February 7, 2024


The Atlanta Hawks will travel to Boston, Massachusetts to face the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden with the game scheduled to start at 7:30 PM ET on Wednesday evening and will air on Bally Sports Southeast.

Atlanta is in 10th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 22-28 following Monday’s 144-149 loss at home against the Los Angeles Clippers which also ended their four-game winning streak. The Hawks have been one of the best offensive teams in the league this season as they are averaging the 3rd most points per game in the NBA with an average of 121.64 points per game. Trae Young has played a pivotal role in the success the offense has had this season as he enters this game averaging a double-double with 27.3 points and 10.9 assists per game while also leading the team in steals with an average of 1.47 steals per game. 

However, because they play at one of the fastest tempos in the NBA which leaves them vulnerable defensively as they are allowing the 2nd most points per game with an average of 123.94 points allowed per game. The Atlanta Hawks will look to bounce back following the loss against the Clippers when they travel to face the Boston Celtics.

The Boston Celtics have the best record in the NBA at 38-12 following Sunday’s 131-91 win at home against the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday. Boston has been one of the most complete teams in the NBA as they are averaging the 5th most points per game with an average of 120.3 points per game while allowing the 6th fewest points per game with an average of 110.66 points allowed per game. Jayson Tatum has been the best player on the Celtics this season and leads the team in scoring and rebounds with an average of 27 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics will look to build off the momentum following the win against the Grizzlies at home when they host the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday evening.

BookMaker has the Boston Celtics listed as 11.5-point favorites at home against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday evening. Boston has won eight of the last ten and two of the previous three meetings while covering the spread in eight of the last ten and two of the previous three games in the series. The Atlanta Hawks are 14-36 ATS overall, 7-16 ATS on the road, and 7-17 ATS as an underdog this season while the Boston Celtics are 24-24-2 ATS overall, 14-12 ATS at home, and 23-23-2 ATS as a favorite on the year.

Boston has the best record in the NBA while Atlanta is in 10th place in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics have dominated the series against the Hawks winning eight of the last ten and two of the previous three matchups while covering the spread in eight of the last ten and two of the last three games in the series while having been the better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 24-24-2 ATS overall and 14-12 ATS at home while the Hawks are 14-36 ATS overall and 7-16 ATS on the road. Buy the .5 point and lay the points with the Boston Celtics when they host the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday evening.

Spooky Express Pick: Boston Celtics -11