On the 7th of February the NBA the outsider of the league Atlanta will fly to Boston to compete against the local Celtics at TD Garden Arena. Boston is the third in the East and Atlanta is the the last but one. They understand their standings location and could feel free to try something new in their game. The only question is if they are ready to show the true fighting spirit? We are pleased to present you with our prediction for this game.

Hawks vs Celtics Score Prediction: 105 : 118

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Boston Will Win Boston -9.5 Point Spread Under 225 Game Total
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Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta will most likely tank this season, although a number of exchanges should benefit Lloyd Pierce’s team. Clint Capela came from Houston, which should affect the defensive aspect of the Hawks’ game – so far their defense is one of the weakest in the League. In general, the work under the ring will now be more effective. In addition, it is well suited for the model that is being built under T. Young, where peak-and-rolls will be of great importance: Atlanta is already one of the teams with the largest number of them, though their implementation very often deceives the the Hawks. But he will not take part in this match, as well as a whole cohort of other players who are still in doubt.

Of course, Atlanta scores a lot, too, but when faced with well-defending teams, such as Boston, the Hawks always have problems. So it was recently with Boston, Toronto, Oklahoma, Dallas.

So far, Atlanta is a team where the attacking potential significantly exceeds the defensive, which is why the Hawks practically close the eastern conference.

Boston Celtics

Boston is spending a very good period of the season: Brad Stevens’ players won 5 consecutive victories, which allowed them to once again settle in the top three strongest teams in the East with a difference of 35-15. Celtics even without missing a meeting with Orlando Smart and Walker looked very decent in attack and defense. This is because the young Tatum and Brown are in good shape, and Howard has significantly improved his performance in recent matches.

There is still a problem with the position of the center – Theis and Kanter are not the strongest representatives of their roles, but in general even their skills are enough at this stage. Celtics are one of the most balanced teams in terms of attack and defense, and there are no special problems with the bench.

Betting Tips Statistic

  • Boston won 9 times against Atlanta in their last 10 head-to-head games.
  • Atlanta began recovering from the results of the first half of the season. 4 wins in the latest 8 matches.
  • Boston seems to get satisfaction from their tournament path. Only two wins in their last 10 League matches.
  • The Hawks won 6 of their 27 away games.
  • The Celtics give little chances to their rivals at their home, having won 21 game of total 26 this season.

Injuries reports

  • Atlanta Hawks: Jeff Teague, Clint Capela, Skal Labissiere (?), DeAndre’ Bembry, Bruno Fernando, Cam Reddish.
  • Boston Celtics: Gordon Hayward, Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Daniel Theis; all players are under question.

Hawks vs Celtics Prediction

The Celtics must very easily defeat such a desparate opponent. First, Boston is significantly superior to Atlanta in overall integrity, in organizing the game. Atlanta cannot boast of such a balanced roster at the moment. Although a good center has come in the person of Capela, in this match he will not played yet, and a large number of players, including Young, continue to be listed as questionable. Secondly, Atlanta has virtually no defence, which is why they stably miss a lot.

Our prediction: Boston Celtics will win.

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At what time do the teams play?
The game time is February 7th, 2020, 7:30 PM ET

Where to watch the game?
ESPN+, NBSB, FSSE

What are the teams’ positions in the standings?
Atlanta is the 14th team in the Eastern Conference and Boston is the 3rd team in the Eastern Conference.

How many wins and losses do the teams have?
The Hawks have 14 wins and 38 losses. The Celtics have 35 wins and 15 losses.