The NBA is back in action today as the Atlanta Hawks will clash with the Boston Celtics. The Hawks are heading into this game after a strong win at home against Memphis with a score of 132-111. On the other side, the Celtics were better in the game against the Kings with a score of 126-120.
Atlanta Hawks Form
The Hawks are on a good mini-run as they won their last two games. Moreover, their offence was very efficient as they scored 126 points in the win. Atlanta entered Friday 12th in the Eastern Conference, nine games behind the Heat for the final playoff spot. However, it seems that this good form came too late as they are nine games behind the Heat for the final playoff spot.
On the offensive side of the game, the Hawks score an average of 112.7 points per game. Therefore, this record is enough for the 13th spot in the league in scoring. Also, they have an average of 45.9 boards per game combined with 25.7 assists per night.
On the defensive side of the game, the Hawks concede an average of 118.6 points per game. Therefore, this record is enough for the low 30th spot in the league in scoring defence.
Boston Celtics Form
The Celtics are playing well this season. Moreover, they have now won 4 of their last 5 games. Now, this Boston team is on the 5th spot in the Eastern Conference with 9.5 games behind the Bucks for the top spot. They are a good team and will be a strong force in the playoff.
On the offensive side of the game, the Celtics score an average of 112.5 points per game. Therefore, this record is enough for the 14th spot in the league in scoring. Also, they have an average of 44.6 boards per game combined with 24.6 assists per night.
On the defensive side of the game, the Celtics concede an average of 107.3 points per game. Therefore, this record is enough for the low 7th spot in the league in scoring defence.
It seems that both sides are in good form at the moment. However, it is only the Celtics that have a good chance for a playoff spot this season. The Hawks has won two straight but they are still nine games behind the final playoff spot with 13 games to go. While the Celtics are aiming to maintain their position for a playoff spot. They are the more experienced team and they need the win more. Therefore, I expect a win for the Celtics against this young Hawks team.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Atlanta Hawks vs. Boston Celtics Form on 3/16/2019
is: Take the Boston Celtics – 620 (money line)
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