Celtics vs Hawks Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/3/2020
Game: Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Monday, February 3, 2020
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Boston -6.5
State Farm Arena is the venue where Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks (13-37, 5th in the Southeast Division) will play the Boston Celtics (33-15, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) on Monday. Boston opens this matchup as 6.5 point favorites. The O/U opens at 222.
The Celtics cover the spread 63.0% of the time, having gone 29-17-2 ATS. Atlanta is covering 46.0% of the time, going 23-27-0 against the spread.
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
02/01/20 PG Kemba Walker Knee is out Saturday vs Philadelphia & Monday vs Atlanta
02/01/20 C Enes Kanter Hip is questionable Monday vs Atlanta
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
02/01/20 PG Trae Young Ankle injured last game, is questionable Monday vs Boston
02/01/20 SG DeAndre' Bembry Hand is questionable Monday vs Boston
02/01/20 SF Cameron Reddish Concussion left last game, is questionable Monday vs Boston
02/01/20 PF Bruno Fernando Calf is questionable Monday vs Boston
02/01/20 PF De'Andre Hunter Ankle is questionable Monday vs Boston
01/31/20 C Alex Len Hip is out indefinitely
01/07/20 PF Jabari Parker Shoulder is out indefinitely
Jaylen Brown comes into this contest averaging 20.4 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 75%. Jayson Tatum averages 21.5 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Trae Young averages 29.0 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 9.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. De'Andre Hunter averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 112.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 45.5 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 13.8 per game. The Celtics allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.0 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 21st in the league with 109.0 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -9.1. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 24th in the league in rebounding with 43.2 boards per game, and 21st in assists per contest with 23.2. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per game with 16.6. The Hawks surrender 118.2 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 24.6 assists allowed per contest and 27th with 47.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game.
The Celtics are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 105.6, and their offensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 3rd. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 14th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA. Boston is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA.
Atlanta is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Hawks are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 113.6, and their offensive rating of 104.8 is ranked 28th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 103.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 25th. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston -6.5
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