At 7:30 ET, the Atlanta Hawks (+500) will travel to take on the Boston Celtics (-719) in a game that can be seen on NBCS. The over/under line for this Eastern Conference matchup is 243.5 points.

Boston (-12) currently sits atop the Eastern Conference with a record of 38-12, while Atlanta (+12) is 10th in the East at 22-28. The Hawks are also 3rd in the Southeast Division, while the Celtics are 1st in the Atlantic.

ATLANTA HAWKS VS BOSTON CELTICS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Atlanta Hawks +12

This game will be played at TD Garden at 7:30 ET on Wednesday, February 7th.

WHY BET THE ATLANTA HAWKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 116-112 in favor of the Celtics.
  • Our projections have Jayson Tatum finishing with Jayson Tatum points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Celtics finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.5% and knocking down 17 threes.

Will Atlanta Shock Everyone at TD Garden?

Today, the Hawks are 7-17 as the underdog this season and are looking to snap a two-game ATS losing streak on the road. Their ATS record as the underdog is 7-17 compared to 14-36 overall.

In their 149-144 loss to the Clippers, the Hawks were 4.5-point underdogs going into the game. The O/U line for that game was 245.5, and the teams combined for 293 points.

On the season, Atlanta has an O/U record of 28-22, and the over has hit in their last two games. Today's O/U line of 243.5 is higher than their season average of 240.7.

In the Eastern Conference, the Hawks are currently in 10th place with a record of 22-28. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 13-20 and 6-5 against division opponents.

On the road, the Hawks are 10-14 this season, and they have an ATS record of 7-17 on the road. In their games away from home, they have been outscored by an average of 3.0 points per game.

When it comes to scoring, the Hawks are one of the top offensive teams in the NBA, averaging 121.6 points per game (3rd). On the road, they are averaging 119.0 points per game (4th).

So far this season, the Hawks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 62% of their games. They have also scored above their season average in each of their last six games.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hawks are 7th in both three-point makes per game (13.8) and three-point attempts per game (38.0). Overall, they are shooting 36% from beyond the arc (16th).

Coming into today's game, the Hawks' defense is giving up an average of 123.9 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Hawks defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 58.0% and 39.4% from three-point territory.

Will Boston Come Through as Home Favorites?

Boston is the heavy favorite today against the Hawks (-12) and has been favored in 47 of their 50 games this season. When favored, the Celtics have gone 36-11 and have an average scoring margin of +10.2 points per game.

Overall, the Celtics have an ATS record of 23-25 and have gone 13-12 ATS at home. On the road, their ATS record is 10-13 compared to a straight-up record of 15-9.

In their last game, the Celtics easily covered the spread (-19.5) with a 131-91 win over the Grizzlies. The O/U line for that game was 218.5 points.

This season, Boston has an O/U record of 25-25 and their games have averaged a combined 231 points. Today's O/U line is set at 243.5, which is higher than 5 of their games this season.

In the Eastern Conference, the Celtics are in 1st place with a record of 38-12. They have also gone 25-6 against other teams in the East. On average, their games have scored 231.2 points.

The Celtics are one of the NBA's top offensive teams, ranking 5th in scoring at 120.3 points per game. At home, they are averaging 121.5 points per game. In terms of pace, Boston is 16th in the league at 98.5 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Celtics lead the NBA with an average of 16.2 made threes per game. Overall, they are 4th in three-point shooting percentage at 37%. In terms of free throws, Boston is 17th in the league with 17.7 makes per game.

So far this season, the Celtics have outscored the NBA scoring average in 70% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 20th in the league with an average of 25.9 per game.

So far this season, the Celtics defense has been performing well, ranking 5th in the NBA at 110.7 points allowed per contest. For the season, Boston is ranked 29th in fewest fouls per game. Team's are averaging 19.0 free-throws per game vs. the Celtics and have an overall field goal percentage of 45.0%.