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Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks Predictions, Picks, Odds, and Betting Preview | NBA Playoffs First Round Game 3 April 21, 2023

Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks Predictions, Picks, Odds, and Betting Preview | NBA Playoffs First Round Game 3 April 21, 2023

The Atlanta Hawks will look to prevent a 3-0 series deficit when they host the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of this NBA Playoffs series this Friday. Check out our preview of this Celtics vs Hawks matchup in the 2022-23 NBA Playoffs. There are more basketball previews to read here at TopBet, so feel free to look around and make bets once you’re ready.

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Betting Preview for the Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks NBA Playoffs First Round Game 3 on April 21, 2023

Where: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA

When: Friday, April 21, 2023, 7:00 PM ET

Line: Boston Celtics (-5.5) vs. Atlanta Hawks (+5.5) – view all 2020-21 NBA lines

TV Broadcast: ESPN


Betting on the Boston Celtics (-5.5)

Regular Season Record: 57-25

The Celtics aren’t having much of a hard time in the first round of the 2023 NBA Playoffs. They are now up 2-0 in the series after taking down Atlanta in Game 2 at home last Tuesday, 119-106, with Jayson Tatum leading the Celtics with 29 points. Boston even got 26 points from Derrick White. Boston is just having too much fun in this series that anyone from the team could have a huge game coming right up in Game 3. Over their last 10 games, the Celtics have averaged 118.0 points, 48.1 rebounds, 28.4 assists, 5.9 steals, and 6.8 blocks, while allowing only 105.3 points. The Celtics are also 6-0 against the spread in their last six games overall.

Betting on the Atlanta Hawks (+5.5)

Regular Season Record: 41-41

It’s not yet the end of the world for the Hawks, but they can’t afford to lose Game 3. They know that, which is why it’s expected that the crowd in Atlanta will be on full blast this Friday. Trae Young scored 24 points in Game 2 but was just 9/22 from the field. His accuracy could and should improve in Game 3 as he and the Hawks will be playing at home for the first time in the series. Over their last 10 games, the Hawks have averaged 118.5 points, 47.6 rebounds, 26.2 assists, 8.5 steals, and 4.6 blocks, while making 46.9 percent of their shots from the floor. Atlanta is also 6-2 against the spread in its last eight games on a Friday.

Writer’s Prediction

The Hawks win, 117-114.

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