Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics 1/3/2020 Spread Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics 1/3/2020 – Both the Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks are coming off from win but post a different story. The Celtics came from a loss against the Raptors before winning their last game and were on a five-game winnings streak. On the other hand, the Hawks snapped a 10-game losing streak after picking up a win against Orlando. This match will be televised by NBC Sports Boston on Friday, January 3 at 7 pm Eastern Time. NBA League Pass and SofaScore will have the game available on live stream. NBA Over Under Picks select the Celtics to win at home and spoil the party for the Hawks.
Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics 1/3/2020
Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics 1/3/2020 Betting Odds
Atlanta Hawks Betting
With still no Trae Young, the Hawks managed to pull a win over the Orlando Magic and they were lead in scoring by Brandon Goodwin who came off the bench with 21 points. Kevin Huerter had 19 points while Alex Len and John Collins each had a double-double in points and rebounds to control the paint. DeAndre Hunter also had a good night with 16 points. Against the Celtics, they would need to do the same effort but their opponent is just to deep to beat as they are trying to find an identity after losing Young for a few weeks.
Players to watch: T. Young PG 31 GP 31 GS 34.9 MIN 28.5 PTS 0.5 OR 3.8 DR 4.3 REB 8.3 AST 1.2 STL 0.1 BLK 4.7 TO 1.5 PF 1.8 AST/TO 23.25 PER
J. Collins PF 9 GP 9 GS 31.9 MIN 18.3 PTS 2.1 OR 7.8 DR 9.9 REB 1.7 AST 1 STL 2 BLK 1.7 TO 3.2 PF 1 AST/TO 20.89 PER
D. Hunter SF 31 GP 23 GS 26.5 MIN 15.4 PTS 1.7 OR 4.4 DR 6.1 REB 1.8 AST 1.3 STL 0.5 BLK 1.9 TO 2.9 PF 0.9 AST/TO 17.88 PER.
Boston Celtics Betting
This team is looking for their momentum again after losing to the Toronto Raptors two games ago. The Boston Celtics may not opt or force to play Kemba Walker and Jaylen Brown against the Hawks who are still questionable with the flu. In their last game against the Hornets, Walker had 22 points. Jayson Tatum had 24 points while Gordon Hawyard was the all-around player on the floor with 21 points, 10 rebounds and six assists per game. Enes Kanter had become a huge factor off the bench as he comes out with a double-double of 13 points and 14 rebounds in less than 23 minutes. Against the Hawks, they may not have Walker and Brown but there is Marcus Smart that can step up. Hayward and Tatum will be just too much to contain for the Hawks and it will be a long night for them in Boston.
Players to Watch: K. Walker PG 30 GP 30 GS 32.3 MIN 22.5 PTS 0.8 OR 3.1 DR 3.9 REB 5.2 AST 0.9 STL 0.6 BLK 2.3 TO 1.6 PF 2.3 AST/TO 22.26 PER
J. Tatum PF 31 GP 31 GS 34.2 MIN 21.3 PTS 1.2 OR 5.7 DR 7 REB 2.8 AST 1.4 STL 0.8 BLK 2.3 TO 2.2 PF 1.2 AST/TO 18.2 PER
J. Brown SG 27 GP 27 GS 33.6 MIN 20.6 PTS 1 OR 6 DR 7 REB 2.4 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 2 TO 3.1 PF 1.2 AST/TO 19.71 PER.
Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics 1/3/2020 Betting Numbers
Atlanta are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Boston are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
Jabari Parker PF Shoulder is upgraded to probable Friday vs Boston
Kemba Walker PG Illness is “?” Friday vs Atlanta
Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics Betting Picks
This is the Celtics game to lose according to Top Online Sportsbook. Odds could be closer if Walker decides not to play in this game as well as Jaylen Brown. Still, it is quite difficult to see the Celtics losing to the Hawks.
Moneyline: The Hawks are considered underdogs in this match and they have an ML of +575 if they win over the Celtics. On the other hand, Boston is at -850 on the Moneyline.
ATS: It is 11.5 points that separate both teams across the spread with the Celtics at -11.5 while the Hawks are on the other end at +11.5.
TOTALs: The Celtics are expected to go under the total given to this game at 209.5 and the Hawks are the team going over.
Score Prediction: 118 – 103 Celtics