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Celtics vs. Hawks Prediction, Odds and NBA Picks, Thursday, March 28

Teams will clash for the fourth and final time this season when the Boston Celtics visit the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday. The meeting will be the second straight between the teams. Visiting Boston had a nine-game win streak after blowing a 30-point lead in Atlanta on Monday night. The Hawks are on the second night of a back-to-back after beating Portland on Wednesday. Though the Celtics are a heavy favorite in the rematch, Atlanta should be able to cover the big spread in NBA picks for March 28.


Celtics vs. Hawks Predictions, Odds and Picks, Thursday, March 28
Celtics vs. Hawks Predictions, Odds and Picks, Thursday, March 28

Celtics vs Hawks Game Information

  • Game: Celtics (57-15) vs. Hawks (33-39)
  • Start Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Day Game: Thursday, March 28
  • Location: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA
  • Celtics vs. Hawks Live Stream:NBA Game Pass


The Boston Celtics will look to bounce back from their last loss to the Atlanta Hawks when the two battle for the final time on Thursday at State Farm Arena. NBA betting lines favor the Celtics by 16 points, with the sportsbook setting the total at 226 points.

Celtics vs Hawks Head-to-Head


Celtics vs Hawks Odds and Spreads



  • The +16 line has been covered by Hawks in all of their last 10 games at home.
  • The -16 line hasn’t been covered by Celtics in 13 of their last 20 games on the road.
  • The -16 line hasn’t been covered by the Celtics in 2 consecutive games.
  • The Celtics have an ATS record of 39-33-0 this season.
  • The Hawks have a 26-46-0 ATS mark this season.
  • The Hawks have covered the spread in each of their last six games against Eastern Conference opponents that held a winning record.


Celtics vs Hawks ATS Pick: Hawks +16

The Celtics will be motivated to get the win over Atlanta on the road after they fell late in their last game, but the 16-point spread seems like too much to lay on them.

Atlanta is on a three-game winning streak, even without Trae Young, and that includes coming back from a 30-point deficit to down Boston at home. The Hawks’ offense has been strong in that time, averaging 124 points a game while shooting 53.4%.

Atlanta’s defense has also stepped up recently, holding teams to 105 points a game in its last three, though two of those were against teams already eliminated from playoff contention. Though the Hawks will be on the second-night of a back-to-back, Boston could also be missing a few key pieces. Jrue Holiday, Al Horford and more are game-time decisions.

The Hawks have been able to keep it close with the Celtics all season, with a 10-point loss their largest one to Boston. With Atlanta looking to move up in the play-in standings, it still has plenty to play for. The Celtics should get their revenge, but with key players also questionable, Atlanta should be able to cover.



Celtics vs Hawks Player Prop Pick: Dejounte Murray Over 8.5 Assists (-110)

Since Trae Young’s injury, Dejounte Murray has stepped up as one of the Hawks’ main facilitators on the team, averaging 9.2 assists in the past month, up from his 6.2 season average. Murray has at least nine assists in six of his last seven games, including 15 in Monday’s win over Boston.

Murray has averaged nine assists in his two games against the Celtics this season and he has jumped from 5.3 to 9.0 assists a game after the All-Star break. With Young still sidelined, look for Murray to take over the main role yet again and take his assists as one of the best NBA prop bets for March 28.



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Celtics vs Hawks Score Prediction

Celtics 124, Hawks 113



Questions of the Day

What is the Celtics’ record on the road?

Boston is 25-12 away from home this season.

Who leads the Celtics in scoring?

Jayson Tatum leads Boston, averaging 27.3 points.

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