Monday, February 27, 2017
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The Atlanta Hawks head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics on Monday, February 27, 2017. The opening line for this game has Boston as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 32-26. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.1 as they are averaging 103.2 points per game while giving up 104.3 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 37-21. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 108.2 points per game and surrendering 105.7, good for a point differential of 2.6.
Dennis Schroder comes into this game averaging 17.4 points per contest while playing 30.9 minutes per night so far this year for the Hawks. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per contest and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Paul Millsap averages 17.9 points per game in 34 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
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Isaiah Thomas averages 29.7 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Al Horford averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Atlanta averages 103.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.09 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 44.1 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 15.4 per game. The Hawks allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Boston averages 108.2 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.53 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 41.1 rebounds per game and 25 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 26th with 12.7 per game. The Celtics allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Celtics force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Hawks have an offensive rating of 105 and a defensive rating of 106.1. In terms of pace they average 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Atlanta turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Celtics rating on offense is 112 and they have a defensive rating of 109.4. They get 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 11.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 28-30-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 24-33-1 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 29-27-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 30-28-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Boston Celtics Injuries
02/26/17 PG Avery Bradley Achilles is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs. Detroit
02/26/17 F Gerald Green Heel is downgraded to expected to miss Sunday vs. Detroit
01/09/17 G James Young Ankle out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta +5.5
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