Celtics vs. Hawks Game 5 Pick
The Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks meet up tonight in a crucial Game 5 of their series. Which team will come out on top?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Atlanta is favored at home tonight, as the Hawks are getting odds of -7 points against the Celtics. The over/under total for the contest has been listed at 198.5 points.
Atlanta is 50-36 on the season, 29-14 at home and 43-42-1 against the spread. Boston is 50-36 overall, 19-23 on the road and 45-40-1 against the spread. Boston managed to even this series at 2-2 thanks to a pair of home wins. The home team has won all four games in this series and the Celtics have covered in three of the four games.
Atlanta has to feel like it let Game 4 get away from it. The Hawks had a 16-point lead midway through the third quarter, only to see it slip away in an OT loss. The Hawks seem to have the better talent on paper, but Boston is finding ways to stay with them. With the series moving back to Atlanta tonight, look for the Hawks to send a message and come out with a big victory. Boston is just 3-10 ATS in their last 13 road games, so expect the Celtics to look a little sloppy with the pressure on tonight.
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