Boston Celtics at Atlanta Hawks Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 12/1/2014
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Philips Arena in Atlanta
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On Tuesday night, the Boston Celtics will be hoping that they can end their four-game losing skid when they visit the Atlanta Hawks. The Celtics and the Hawks played each other four times last season, with both teams picking up two wins.
On Sunday night, the Celtics were outscored 33-16 in the fourth quarter of their game against the San Antonio Spurs and ended up losing 111-89 at home. They were outrebounded 45-42 in that loss, and they ended up turning the ball over 15 times.
The Celtics have struggled on defense so far this season, giving up 107.6 points per game. Their top scorer has been small forward Jeff Green, who is averaging 17.6 points and 4.8 rebounds per game, but he has only been able to make 24.6 percent of his three-pointers.
The Hawks have now won four out of their last five games after routing the Charlotte Hornets 105-75 on Saturday. They were excellent from beyond the arc in that win, making 12 of their 23 three-point attempts.
Through 15 games, the Hawks have scored 103.4 points per game, but they are also allowing their opponents to score 101.5 points per game against them. Center Al Horford has scored 13.5 points per game this year and has grabbed 6.5 rebounds per game. Their top scorer is point guard Jeff Teague, who is averaging 18 points and 7.2 assists per game.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
Boston Celtics are 5-9-0 Against the Spread
Boston Celtics are 10-4-0 against the Over/Under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
Atlanta Hawks are 8-7-0 Against the Spread
Atlanta Hawks are 9-5-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
11/08/14 G Marcus Smart Ankle out indefinitely
10/27/14 C Vitor Faverani Knee out indefinitely
No injuries to report at this time
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta
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