The Atlanta Hawks look to make it 2-0 vs. the Boston Celtics tonight in game two from Atlanta’s Phillips Arena. All current odds for this game can be found at Just Bet sportsbook.
Head to head, the Underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The Hawks are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 Conference Quarterfinals games, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 playoff games as a favorite and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Celtics on the other hand are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 road games and 13-5-2 ATS in their last 20 games overall, but just 0-5 ATS in their last 5 playoff games as an underdog.
The Celtics game into the playoffs riding high however they did not quite play up to that level in game one on Sunday. Atlanta got out to a 31-18 first quarter lead and never really looked back en route to the win. The Celtics did come back and get it to within 4 points at one time however that is the closest they would get. Of special note is the fact that Rajon Rondo was ejected from game one for bumping an official. As if that wasn;t bad enough he will also be suspended for game 2 tonight.
The Celtics will go into this game severely undermanned in that Rondo is suspended and Ray Allen probably will not be back. This will make Boston’s bench extremely thin and because of that we like the Hawks tonight even though they are obviously giving points so before wagering don’t forget the sportsbook promo codes.