Free NBA Picks Today: Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics 3/11/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics 3/11/23
Sat 11th March 2023

The Atlanta Hawks (34-33, 18-13 Home) will try to slow down one of the league’s top scoring teams when they host the Boston Celtics (46-21, 20-12 Away) on Saturday. Boston outplayed the Portland Trail Blazers 115-93 at TD Garden on Wednesday.

Jayson Tatum was the standout player with 30 points and seven rebounds. The Celtics are two games behind the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference, currently sitting in second.

Atlanta is playing on back-to-back days after getting the win yesterday at Capital One Arena, beating the Washington Wizards 114-107. Trae Young had 28 points and nine assists, leading the team. The Hawks are the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference.

This is the final meeting of the season between the teams. After taking the only prior season matchup against Atlanta 126-101 at State Farm Arena in November 2022, their third straight head-to-head victory, Boston will be aiming for a season sweep.

Jaylen Brown led the Celtics with 22 points, while Derrick White played a key role with 16 points and 10 assists. Young had 27 points and nine assists in the losing effort.

Tatum and Brown, averaging 30.3 and 26.4 points per game, respectively, are leading the Celts in scoring this season. Tatum is sixth in the league in scoring. Tatum also has grabbed 8.8 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, Marcus Smart is dishing 6.6 assists per game.

Young has been the primary provider for the Hawks on offense, averaging 26.7 points per game. He has the 10th-highest scoring average in the league. Young also has tallied 10.1 assists per game, third-most in the league.

Clint Capela has pulled down 11.1 rebounds per game. The Celtics are one of the top scoring offenses in the league, ranking fourth with 117.6 points per game. The Celtics are 6-4 in the last 10 trips to State Farm Arena.

Meanwhile, the Hawks are 2-7 this season when playing two days in a row and 2-4 in such games against opponents with at least a day of rest. The Celtics are 4-0 with a rest advantage.

In the last 10 games, Boston is 5-5 with an average margin of +1.4 (117.8-116.4). Atlanta has also split the last 10 (5-5), scoring 122.2 points per game on average while allowing 121.6 (+0.6 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Al Horford: 29.8 | 19.1 | +10.7
Points per game:
Malcolm Brogdon: 10.3 | 14.6 | -4.3
Assists per game:
Marcus Smart: 4.0 | 6.6 | -2.6


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
John Collins: 13.2 | 20.6 | -7.4
Rebounds per game:
John Collins: 2.8 | 6.6 | -3.8

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