Basketball betting has a quick rematch on Monday night between the Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics.
The teams just played on Friday and the Hawks came away with a 93-85 NBA betting win.
Basketball betting has the Celtics favored at home in this contest that can be seen on NBA-TV. The Hawks are coming off a basketball betting loss at Orlando on Saturday while Boston was in Toronto on Sunday. Last season the Celtics won the season series 4-0 against the Hawks. Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 23.5 points per game last season while Joe Johnson averaged 21.3 points per game for Atlanta.
This is a tough basketball betting spot for both teams. The Celtics had to play in Toronto yesterday while this is Atlanta’s third game in the last four days. The Hawks were excellent in the first game against the Celtics, got blown out in Orlando in basketball betting and now face the Celtics again on Monday. The Hawks got a nice game out of Jamal Crawford in the win on Friday against the Celtics as he had 18 points. Crawford had 14 of those points in the fourth quarter. Boston did not have Kevin Garnett in that game and he may not play in this basketball betting matchup on Monday either. Paul Pierce led Boston with 21 points but he didn’t get much help. "It seemed like every time you looked up, they had a guy open from 3," said Pierce, "I thought they pushed the ball a little bit more, and Jamal Crawford made a couple big plays for them."
Atlanta has done well in NBA betting against the Atlantic Division of late as they are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games. The Hawks are 4-1-2 in basketball betting in their last 7 Monday games. The Hawks are 2-5 in basketball betting in the last 7 meetings in Boston
The Celtics are 3-7 vs. the NBA betting odds in their last 10 home games. Boston has not played well on the second of back-to-back games as they are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on no rest. The Celtics are 0-5 vs. the basketball betting line in their last 5 Monday games.
Five of the last seven Atlanta games vs. the Atlantic Division have gone over the basketball betting total. Nine of Atlanta’s last 13 games on the road have gone under the NBA betting total. 10 of the last 14 in this series at Boston have gone under in basketball betting.