Celtics vs. Hawks Game 1 Pick

Boston Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks – 4/16/16 NBA Playoffs Game 1 Pick

The Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks begin their anticipated NBA Playoffs series today at 7PM ET. Which team will get the first victory?

According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Atlanta is favored in Game 1, as the Hawks are getting odds of -5.5 points against the Celtics. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 204 points.

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Both teams were 48-34 on the season. Atlanta was 27-14 at home and 42-39-1 against the spread while the Celtics were 19-21 on the road and 42-39-1 against the spread as well. These two met four times during the season, with Atlanta winning and covering the spread in the last three meetings.

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The Celtics are a team that seems like they could be a dark horse to make a run in these playoffs, but they must prove they can win on the road. They are just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-12 ATS in their last 14 road games against a team with a home win percentage over 60. Boston is also 0-7 ATS in their last 7 on 2 days rest while the Hawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 with two days off. Look for Atlanta to come out on top tonight.

NBA PLAYOFFS FREE PICK: ATLANTA HAWKS -5.5

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