The Atlanta Hawks host the Boston Celtics in a marquee Eastern Conference matchup at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday. Atlanta is favored by one point at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 217 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page).
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The model knows the Celtics are very good on the defensive end. Boston is giving up 1.06 points per possession, ranking in the top five of the NBA, and the Celtics are No. 2 in the NBA in field-goal percentage allowed. The Celtics are holding opponents to 34.3 percent on 3-point shots, and Boston leads the league in preventing assists, allowing only 21.8 per game. Boston is also in the top 10 in free-throw attempts allowed, points in the paint allowed, second-chance points allowed and blocked shots per game.
The model also knows the Hawks are elite on offense. Atlanta is No. 2 in the NBA in offensive efficiency, scoring 113.3 points per 100 possessions. The Hawks lead the NBA in turnover avoidance, committing only 12.3 giveaways per game, and Atlanta produces 1.96 assists for every turnover. Atlanta is also in the top five in shooting efficiency, headlined by 37.5 percent shooting from 3-point range. The Hawks are potent at the free-throw line, shooting 80.6 percent, and Atlanta takes 21.9 free-throw attempts per game, ranking in the top 10 of the NBA.
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