The Hawks snapped a four-game losing streak with an upset win in Boston on Wednesday, as Young dropped 40 points to power Atlanta to a 122-114 win. Jayson Tatum had 35 for the Celtics, who pulled within four points in the fourth but could not get any closer.
Marcus Smart is still out for Boston and Jaylen Brown is questionable with left knee soreness, while the Hawks will be missing Rajon rondo, De’Andre Hunter, Bogdan Bogdanovic and Kris Dunn.
The lines, courtesy of BetMGM Point spread: Celtics -4.5 Money line: Celtics -175 / Hawks 145 Over-under: 225.5
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Advice and prediction
I’m avoiding this spread, as I don’t have quite enough confidence in the Celtics to win by five, even though they deserve to be favored in this spot. Take the over 225.5.
Prediction: Celtics 124, Hawks 121
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