Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks 11/17/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: NBC Sports Boston
The Atlanta Hawks (6-9) will compete against the Boston Celtics (7-7) at State Farm Arena on Wednesday.
The Celtics faced the Cavaliers and went home with a win by a final score of 98-92 in their last contest. Boston ended the contest having earned a 46.2% FG percentage (36 of 78) and knocked down 10 of their 29 three-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Celtics converted 16 of their 20 shots for a percentage of 80.0%. In reference to hauling in boards, they collected a total of 46 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 23 dimes for this contest while forcing the opposition into 3 turnovers and having 7 steals. When discussing defense, Boston let their opponent shoot 38.6% from the field on 32 of 83 shooting. Cleveland recorded 42 dimes and had 18 steals in this contest. On top of that, Cleveland snagged 35 rebounds (7 offensive, 28 defensive) and got 6 rejections. Cleveland finished the game at 75.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 12 of their 16 tries. They made 16 out of their 40 tries from distance. In reference to personal fouls, the Celtics walked away with 16 and the Cavaliers finished the game with 13 personal fouls.
Jayson Tatum is one player who had an impact in this game. He recorded 23 points on 7 out of 20 shooting. He was on the court for 36 mins and also pulled down 8 rebounds. Tatum walked away from this one shooting 35.0% from the field and dished out 5 assists.
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Boston comes into this one with a record of 7-7 for the season. They are turning it over 14.6 times per game and as a unit they commit 18.8 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Boston is collecting 46.1 boards per game and has racked up 315 dimes this year, which is 18th in the league in terms of passing. The Celtics are connecting on 32.7% on shots from distance (166 of 507) and 79.2% from the free throw line. They are averaging 107.2 pts per game (20th in basketball) while hitting 43.9% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Celtics are able to force 15.4 turnovers per game and they draw 19.4 personal fouls. They surrender 32.8% on 3-point shots and they rank 14th in the NBA in points per game allowed (106.1). The Celtics defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 43.3% (537 of 1,239) and they relinquish 47.0 boards per game as a unit. They currently rank 7th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 292 conceded this season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Hawks got the victory with a final of 129-111 when they faced the Magic. When talking about rebounding, Atlanta allowed Orlando to grab 29 in all (12 on the offensive side). They wrapped up this game 37.2% from downtown by connecting on 16 of 43 and finished the contest at 9 of 14 at the free throw line (64.3%). The Hawks permitted the Magic to make 43 out of 95 tries from the floor which had them shooting 45.3% in this matchup. At the conclusion of this game, the Hawks ended up shooting 47 out of 85 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 55.3%. In relation to shooting from downtown, Atlanta made 14 of 30 attempts (46.7%). They were able to bury 21 of the free throws for a rate of 65.6%. The Magic committed 16 personal fouls for this contest which got the Hawks to the charity stripe for 32 attempts. They gave up possession 11 times, while getting 10 steals for the matchup. The Hawks collected 37 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 46 for this contest.
Clint Capela ended up being important for the Hawks for this contest. Capela earned 20 points in his 34 mins on the court and earned 3 dimes for the matchup. He knocked down 8 of 9 for this game giving him a rate of 88.9%, and tallied 16 rebounds.
Atlanta has a win-loss mark of 6-9 for the season. The Hawks commit 17.9 fouls every game while shooting 78.6% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 23.0 times per game (20th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.7 times per game. Atlanta has accumulated 1,634 points on the season (108.9 per contest) and they pull down 46.7 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Hawks are hitting on 45.3% from the field, which has them ranked 15th in the NBA.
The Hawks are ranked 24th in the NBA in PPG given up with 110.2. They are forcing 12.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 46.1% from the field (22nd in basketball). The Atlanta defense gives up 34.9% on shots from distance (204 of 584) and opponents are making 81.3% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 25.9 assists and 42.7 rebounds per game, which is ranked 26th and 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Boston
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