How To Bet The Atlanta vs Boston NBA Playoffs Game 3 Odds

Posted by Ryan Knuppel on Thursday,April 21, 2016 1:13, EST in

In the best of 7 series out of the Eastern Conference, the Atlanta Hawks will take on the Boston Celtics on Friday. The Celtics are at home, but on a little bit of life support, as they dropped the first two games on the road as NBA betting lines fans might recall. Both teams came into the series with a 48-34 record. In fact, there was a four way tie with these two teams and the Heat and Hornets. This series is the 4th seeded Hawks against the 5th seeded Celtics. After winning the first game by just 1 point, the Hawks won Game 2 by 17 points.

How To Bet The Hawks vs. Celtics NBA Playoff Odds, TV and Game Info

When: Friday, April 22, 2016
Where: TD Garden in Boston, MA
TV: ESPN2
Radio: Celtics and Hawks
Stream Option: WatchESPN
NBA Odds: Celtics -3

Why Bet the Hawks

Heading into the postseason, there were several questions about the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks lost their final two games of the regular season, and their 60 win season last year fell way too short. Atlanta has looked good in the first two games. The Hawks are one of the most unselfish basketball teams in all of the league. Atlanta is dishing out 25.6 assists per game, which ranks second. The Hawks top scorer this season has been forward Paul Millsap, with 17.1 per game. Atlanta is playing in the postseason for the 8th straight season.

Why Bet the Celtics

Brad Stevens is trying to figure out how to win postseason games in the National Basketball Association. Following all the postseason success at Butler University, Stevens has now lost six straight postseason games. Remember, last year, the Boston Celtics got swept in the first round. Boston is a little beat up right now, without Avery Bradley, as well as Kelly Olynyk questionable and Marcus Smart with an injury. Isaiah Thomas has been the leader for the Celtics, as he is scoring 22.2 points per game, and also dishing out 6.2 assists per game.

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My Expert Score Pick & Prediction

The Boston Celtics pretty much have to win this game at home. The Atlanta Hawks have been playing good basketball thus far in the postseason. The guard play for Atlanta has been solid, with the help of their big men inside. The Celtics are missing Avery Bradley for the rest of the postseason, but still should have enough, especially in a pretty much do or die situation. The bet to take in this game is the home team. The Boston Celtics -3 over the Atlanta Hawks for Friday night is the way to go.

The final score prediction: Celtics 99 – Hawks 97.