Atlanta at Boston Basketball Betting

February 20th, 2024 Live NBA Betting Lines

Basketball betting favors the Boston Celtics on Friday as they host the Atlanta Hawks. The Celtics won all four regular season games against the Hawks last season.  This NBA betting contest can be seen on ESPN television. Basketball betting has both teams playing tomorrow as Atlanta is home against New Orleans while Boston is at Indiana. Last year in this basketball betting series it was Paul Pierce leading the Celtics with 23.5 points per game. Joe Johnson averaged 21.3 points per game for Atlanta. The Celtics are leading the all-time series 214-126 and they are 114-35 at home versus Atlanta.

The last time these teams met in Boston in NBA betting it was last April and it was a 104-92 win for the Celtics as all five Boston starters scored in double figures. The basketball betting game was closer than the final score might indicate as there were 10 ties and 11 lead changes.  The Celtics pulled away in the fourth quarter though. Flip Murray led the Hawks off the bench with 21 points while Mike Bibby added 20 points and six assists.

Boston has won 7 of the last 10 straight up against Atlanta but they are only 5-5 against the basketball betting odds.  At Boston though, the Celtics are 4-1 in NBA betting in the last five games.  Three of the last five meetings in Boston have gone over the basketball betting total.  Friday’s game will be matchup of Atlanta’s offense against Boston’s defense so playing the total in basketball betting should be interesting.

Both teams are off to strong starts this season in basketball betting. The Hawks have been great at home in basketball betting and solid on the road. They are scoring a lot of points led by Johnson and Josh Smith.  Jamal Crawford has been an important player off the bench and the Hawks are a team that can win in basketball betting.

The Celtics have been even better than the Hawks and that is saying something.  They are playing superb defense, ranking first in the league and they have a balanced scoring attack with Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen and Rasheed Wallace. The Celtics don’t always cover the NBA betting number but they already look like a title contender this basketball betting season.

This should be an entertaining matchup between two teams in the Eastern Conference that are playing very well.


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