Celtics vs Hawks Prediction - NBA Picks 4/23/23

Atlanta Hawks (43-43) vs Boston Celtics (59-26)

Game Info: Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 7:00 pm (State Farm Arena)

Betting Odds: Atlanta Hawks +6 -- Over/Under: 232 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks meet Sunday in Game 4 of the NBA East First Round Playoffs at the State Farm Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Boston Celtics are averaging 117.7 points on 50.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 27.7 points and 10.3 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 20.7 points and 2.7 assists. Derrick White is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 5 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 43 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game.

The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 111.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 117.7 points on 50.8 percent shooting. Dejounte Murray is averaging 26 points and 6.7 rebounds, while Trae Young is averaging 24 points and 4 rebounds. Bogdan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer, and De’Andre Hunter is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 43 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.3 rebounds per game.

The Celtics are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Sunday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Hawks are 5-17 ATS in their last 22 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 6-1 in Celtics last 7 road games. The over is 5-2-1 in Hawks last 8 overall. The Celtics are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

The Atlanta Hawks surprised me by finding a way to steal game 3 and their shot makers showed up. Unfortunately, I need to see another solid effort from them before I can trust them. I've seen more lackluster efforts from the Hawks than anything else, and they take a lot of series off defensively. The Boston Celtics are the far more balanced and trustworthy side in this contest. It's Celtics and the chalk or pass for me.

Randy’s Pick Boston Celtics -6

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