Celtics vs. Hawks Game 1 Pick
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.
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.
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