The Atlanta Hawks and the Boston Celtics are going to square off in a Friday night NBA betting affair on March 8th. Join us here at Cappers Info, as we make our predictions for basketball for what should be a great game on Friday.
NBA Predictions: Atlanta Hawks @ Boston Celtics
Date: Friday, March 8th, 8:00 ET
Location: TD Garden, Boston, MA
NBA Betting Odds: Boston -4
Hawks vs. Celtics NBA TV Schedule: ESPN
The Celtics are riding high once again, and it looks as though they are going to be totally safe for a spot in the playoffs. They actually have the No. 4 seed in their sights right now, as the Brooklyn Nets are most certainly catchable. Boston has won and covered four in a row, and three of those four games came on the road. It’s going to be good to be back at home at the Garden after spending basically two thirds of the month of February on the road. Still, it’s going to be awfully tough to keep mentally tough for this one against Atlanta after beating the Indiana Pacers at the gun at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Wednesday. The Hawks only just stopped their three-game losing streak with a win against the Philadelphia 76ers, giving them some life again with all of the other teams that are lumped together in the 4-8 seeds in the Eastern Conference. Our concern? F Josh Smith has only averaged 13.0 points per game in his last four games, and he really hasn’t had a dominating game in over a week. He’ll need one against the Celtics though, and we think that he is going to get it to show the rest of the world that he is ready to get a max contract next season. Go with the Hawks to fly high over the men in green in a mild upset.
Hawks @ Celtics NBA Pick: Atlanta Hawks +4
Hawks @ Celtics Score Prediction: Hawks 103 – Celtics 98