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Game: Boston Celtics at Atlanta Hawks Mar 19 2012 7:35PM
Prediction: Atlanta Hawks
Grade: Loser (-110)
Reason: 15* Play on Atlanta. We backed the Hawks yesterday as a small favorite against an offensively-challenged Cleveland Cavaliers team, and Atlanta came through for us with a big 16-point win and cover. We'll back the Hawks here for the second time in as many days, as they once again find themselves as a small favorite against another poor offensive club in Boston, and we fully expect another easy win here.
Boston comes into town in the midst of an extended road trip, and Boston isn't very good away from home wining just 7 games in 20 chances. Offensive production has been the main reason for their lack of success, as the Celtics are scoring just 90 points per game in those 20 road games. And while Boston usually makes up for that lack of offensive production with their defense, they have allowed three of their last five opponents to shoot 51% or better from the field.
Enter the Hawks, who are streaking offensively, scoring 103 points yesterday which was their fourth time in their last five games reaching triple-digits on the scoreboard. And the biggest advantage Atlanta has is in the rebounding department, with Boston being outrebounded in eight of their last nine games - with seven of those games seeing Boston outrebounded by at least 10 boards. Hawks offense and gaining momentum, and against a bad road team with a poor offense, we look for Atlanta to win this game comfortably! 15* Play on Atlanta.