Free NBA Picks Today: Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics 11/16/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics 11/16/22
Wed 16th November 2022

Expect a shootout when the Boston Celtics (11-3, 5-2 Away) head to face the Atlanta Hawks (9-5, 5-2 Home) on Wednesday. Boston beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 126-122 at TD Garden on Monday, their seventh win in a row. Jayson Tatum was a top performer with 27 points, 10 rebounds, and three blocks.

The Celtics are second in the Eastern Conference, 0.5 games behind the Milwaukee Bucks. Atlanta triumphed on Monday at Fiserv Forum, beating the Milwaukee Bucks 121-106. De’Andre Hunter led the team in scoring with 24 points. With 19 points and 10 rebounds, Clint Capela also had an impressive game.

The Hawks are fourth in the Eastern Conference, 2.5 games behind the Milwaukee Bucks. The teams are meeting for the first time this season. Boston and Atlanta split their matchups last season, each team winning two. The Celtics triumphed in the last meeting 107-98 at TD Garden on March 1.

Tatum led the Celtics with 33 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists. Trae Young had 31 points and six assists in the losing effort. Tatum is averaging 31.9 points per game, best in the NBA, to lead the Celts in scoring this season. Tatum also has grabbed 7.4 rebounds per game, most in the league.

Meanwhile, Marcus Smart is dishing 7.1 assists. Young has been the primary provider of the Hawks’ offense, averaging 26.9 points per game. He has the top scoring average in the NBA. Young also has doled out 9.3 assists per game, most in the NBA. Capela has averaged 11.9 rebounds per game.

The Celtics and the Hawks rank as two of the top scoring teams in the league, first and third in points per game, respectively. Boston is scoring 120.0 per game, while Atlanta is averaging 115.6. The Celtics have had the advantage in the last 10 trips to State Farm Arena, winning six. Boston is looking for a fourth consecutive win away from home this season.

In the last 10 games, Boston is 8-2 with an average margin of +7.8 (121.5-113.7). Atlanta has a 6-4 record over the last 10, scoring 116.6 points per game on average while allowing 113.9 (+2.7 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
Al Horford: 15.3 | 11.3 | +4.0
Malcolm Brogdon: 8.5 | 13.7 | -5.2
Assists per game:
Marcus Smart: 9.0 | 7.1 | +1.9


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
AJ Griffin: 12.2 | 9.1 | +3.1
Points per game:
Clint Capela: 14.2 | 11.4 | +2.8
Rebounds per game:
Clint Capela: 15.2 | 11.9 | +3.3
John Collins: 5.0 | 8.0 | -3.0

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