Thursday, April 6, 2017
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The Boston Celtics travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday, April 6, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 3 point favorites.
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The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 50-27. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.7 as they are averaging 107.8 points per game while giving up 105.1 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 39-38. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.7 points per game and surrendering 104.0, good for a point differential of -1.3.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 38-37-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 36-40-1 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 35-42-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 29-47-1 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
04/04/17 PG Avery Bradley Illness missed last game, is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Cleveland
04/04/17 F Jae Crowder Elbow injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Cleveland
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
04/03/17 G Tim Hardaway Jr. Knee injured last game, "?"
04/02/17 G Malcolm Delaney Back "?" Thursday vs. Boston
04/02/17 F Thabo Sefolosha Groin "?" Thursday vs. Boston
Isaiah Thomas comes into this contest averaging 29.1 points per game while playing 34 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Al Horford averages 14.1 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
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Dennis Schroder averages 18.1 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Dwight Howard averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.9 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is 53%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 107.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.75 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 41.9 rebounds per game and 25 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 13.4 per game. The Celtics allow 105.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 102.7 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.31 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 44.3 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 3rd with 15.8 per game. The Hawks allow 104 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Hawks force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Celtics have an offensive rating of 111.1 and a defensive rating of 108.3. In terms of pace they average 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Boston turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Hawks rating on offense is 104.4 and they have a defensive rating of 105.8. They get 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Atlanta turns the ball over on 14.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta +3
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