Atlanta Hawks at Boston Celtics NBA Tips 3/16/2019
Saturday, March 16, 2019
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 12 point favorites.
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The Hawks have a record of 24-45. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -6.0 as they average 112.7 points per game while giving up 118.6 per contest. The Celtics have an overall mark of 42-27. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They total 112.5 points per contest and give up 107.3, which is a point differential of 5.2.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 34-35-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 39-29-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 33-34-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 38-31-0 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/04/19 F Omari Spellman Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
03/14/19 F Daniel Theis Illness is questionable Saturday vs Atlanta
John Collins comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. Trae Young averages 18.3 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.8 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Jayson Tatum averages 16.1 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Kyrie Irving averages 23.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 7.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 112.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 45.9 rebounds per game and 25.7 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 17.6 per game. The Hawks allow 118.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.0 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 27.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 14th in the league with 112.5 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.3. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 44.6 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 26.4. The Celtics are 28th in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Celtics surrender 107.3 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 23.1 assists allowed per contest and 20th with 45.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Celtics were 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game last season.
The Hawks are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 113.5, and their offensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 28th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 103.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 17th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA. Atlanta is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 4th in the NBA.
Boston is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Celtics are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 107.1, and their offensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 5th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 3rd. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta +12
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