Celtics vs. Hawks Prediction
The Celtics have won seven of their last 10 games but are small underdogs on Friday night in Atlanta where they’ll take on the Hawks at 7:30 p.m. ET. Is Boston a safe bet to cover that number?
557 Boston Celtics (+2) at 558 Atlanta Hawks (-2); o/u 218.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Friday, January 28, 2022
Venue: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA
Boston Celtics DFS Notes
Jayson Tatum played 31 minutes in Tuesday's 128-75 beating of the Kings, scoring 36 points (14-of-23 FGs, 1-of-2 FTs), four rebounds, six assists, one block, and seven 3-pointers. Tatum didn't reach the heights that he did in Sundays' win over the Wizards, a game in which he scored 50 points, but the Kings didn't have an answer for him either. And he put up Tuesday's line in just 31 minutes, combining with Jaylen Brown (30 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, and five 3-pointers in 24 minutes) to outscore the Kings for most of the blowout. Boston has two more games this week, a road back-to-back against the Hawks and Pelicans, which set up to be more difficult matchups for Tatum.
Atlanta Hawks DFS Notes
Trae Young scored 30 points on 9-of-20 shooting in Sunday's win over the Hornets, adding four rebounds, four assists, one steal and two turnovers across 35 minutes. Young's shot was a little off tonight, but he still managed to score 30+ points for the 18th time this season. The game was close early on, but the Hawks ultimately pulled away for their fourth straight victory. Young continues to flirt with top-10 value on the season for 8-cat and 9-cat, rewarding managers who took him with a high pick this year.
Celtics vs. Hawks NBA Betting Prediction
The Celtics are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games against the Hawks, are 7-20-1 against the number in their last 28 games following a win of more than 10 points and are 1-7 at the betting window in their last eight games after scoring more than 125 points in their previous game. On the other side, the Hawks are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games overall, are 4-0 against the number in their last four games coming off a win and are a perfect 4-0 at the betting window in their last four home games.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: ATLANTA HAWKS -2