The NBA is back in action on Friday as the Atlanta Hawks will clash with the Boston Celtics.
Atlanta comes in off a 114-107 away loss to Dallas Wednesday night in their last game. Boston fought well and ended with a 130-125 overtime win over the Wizards away on Wednesday night.
Atlanta Hawks Form
The Hawks are not playing well lately. Their last loss against the Mavericks was their 5th in their last six games. They are not having a good record this season too as they are the second worst team in the Eastern Conference so far. Trae Young lead the team in the loss against Dallas as he scored 21 points and had 10 assists in that game.
On the offensive side of the game, the Hawks are placed on the 22nd spot in the league in scoring as they average stands at 107. points per game. They also have an average of 43.8 rebounds per game with 24.7 assists per night.
On the defensive side of the game, the Hawks are placed on the 30th spot in the NBA as they concede an average of 118 points per game.
Their Rookie signing Tray Young leads the team this season as he has an average record of 15.7 points per game combined with 7.3 assists per night.
Boston Celtics Form
The Celtics had a very interesting fame as they had to fight till the end against resilient Wizards team. A game full of ups and downs for Boston but they managed to beat Washington in overtime. The Celtics are on a very good run as they have now 8 wins in a row and it seems that they are hitting prime form.
Much of that success is down to Kyrie Irving as he is having a good season so far. In the last game against the Wizards, Irving led the team with 38 points combined with 7 assists.
On the offensive side of the game, the Celtics are on the 12th spot in the league in scoring. Their average stands at 111.1 points per game. They also have 46.4 rebounds average per game combined with 25.3 assists per night.
On the defensive side of the game, the Celtics are the 3rd best team in the NBA. They allow an average of 103.6 points per game.
The Hawks are one of the worst team in the league. It seems that this season will not be a good one for them. Yet, they have some young players and the potential is there, they have the ability to beat Boston.
However, the reality is that the Celtics are so dominant lately. The expectation is that they will win this game without any significant challenge. They have 8 wins in a row and they will certainly aim to extend that run against a poor Hawks team that has 5 losses in the last 6 games.
Go for the Celtics in this one.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Atlanta Hawks vs. Boston Celtics on 12/14/2018
is: Take the Boston Celtics – 1200 (money line)
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