Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks 4-21-23 NBA Analysis, Best Picks and Odds

Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks 4/21/23 – The Atlanta Hawks will try their hardest to prove there’s no place like home as they host the Boston Celtics for Game3 of their best-of-seven playoff series on Friday. The Celtics took an early 2-0 advantage in the series after winning both games in Boston. Atlanta Hawks opens as an underdog here as per the recent NBA betting odds.

Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks

Date & Time: Friday, April 21, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET

Location: State Farm Arena Atlanta, GA


Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks 4/21/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: -205

Spread: -5 (-115)

Total: 228.5 over (-110)


Moneyline: +175

Spread: +5 (-105)

Total: 228.5 under (-110)

Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks Analysis

Game 2 saw Boston Celtics emerge victorious by a final score of 119-106. They achieved a 55.8% field goal percentage and converted 15 of 33 shots from beyond the perimeter; additionally they completed 8 out of 10 attempts from the free throw line to claim victory and claim an 80.0% success rate overall. Boston had 44 rebounds with 5 coming on the offensive end, 28 assists for the matchup, forced 15 turnovers and collected 10 steals; their defense only allowed 43 out of 101 shots to hit 42.6% of their target areas. Atlanta recorded 21 assists and 10 steals during their match against Boston. Furthermore, they collected 49 rebounds and 12 blocked shots en route to finishing at 50.0% at the charity stripe converting 4 of 8 attempts – knocking down 16 out of 48 three-point attempts from long range. Boston finished up with 8 fouls while Atlanta ended with 11 fouls total in this matchup.

Boston will enter this game with a record of 59-25 this season, having turned over 13.4 times per contest and accruing 18.8 personal fouls every night as an overall basketball team. Boston is currently grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game and boasts 2,186 assists – ranking them seventh overall in terms of passing. Their three-point shooting is at 37.7% while free throw shooting stands at 81.2% for an average score of 117.9 points per game on 47.5% field goal attempts. On defense, the Celtics are forcing 12.7 turnovers per game while drawing 19.1 personal fouls per contest. Their 3-point percentage allowed by opponents is 34.5% and they rank 5th overall for PPG from their opponents. The Celtics are currently allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.3% and surrender 44.0 rebounds per contest as a team. Furthermore, they rank second in basketball by giving up 1,895 assists to their rivals this season.

Atlanta Hawks currently holds a 42-43 record this year and have committed 18.8 personal fouls per game while shooting an 81.8% clip from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 25.0 times per game while turning it over 12.9 times each contest. Atlanta has amassed 9,711 points this season and are grabbing 44.4 boards per game on average, which ranks them 9th overall in terms of offensive execution. The Atlanta Hawks defense currently ranks 26th in points allowed per game with 118.1, forcing 14.2 turnovers per game while allowing opponents to shoot 48.6% from the floor. Atlanta is giving up 35.6% of 3-point attempts and their opponents shoot 80.3% from the foul line. As a result, they allow 26.0 assists and 44.1 rebounds per game, ranking them 23rd overall and 19th in NBA.

Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks Against the Spread

Boston are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games. Boston are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games. Boston are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games against Atlanta. Boston are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games against Atlanta.

Atlanta are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. Atlanta are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games. The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta’s last 9 games against Boston. Atlanta are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games at home. Atlanta are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Boston.

Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks Free Pick

Boston is clearly the superior team, and they know from last season’s long playoff run that getting as much rest during this year’s postseason won’t hurt them. No matter what style Atlanta tries to employ to change things around in their favor, Boston may simply be better at playing that way from the get go. The Boston Celtics are expected to come out on top of this match as predicted by the NBA betting experts.

Free Pick: Boston Celtics -5 (-115)