Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks Game 5 Prediction and Odds: 2023 NBA Playoffs

The Boston Celtics are one of the main favorites to win the NBA championship this season and they will most likely advance to the second round tonight. The Atlanta Hawks gave their best but they are simply not on the level to be a real challenge for the mighty Celtics.

These odds from William Hill were correct at the time of writing.

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Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks – Game Predictions

The Boston Celtics are focused on one target only, and that is winning the NBA championship this season. They are playing well in the opening round against the Hawks and it will take a miracle for the visitors to bring the series back to Atlanta. Boston is an excellent home team and they will most likely book their tickets for the second round and matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Prediction 1: Atlanta Hawks to Cover the Spread (+13)

The Boston Celtics are the favorites tonight and there is no doubt they will get the job done. The question is how good of a fight the Hawks will bring to the TD Garden. Their season is on the line and they will definitely give everything they got on the floor. The Celtics will play just enough to get the win which will allow the Hawks to cover the +13 point spread.

Prediction 2: Trae Young over 27.5 points

Trae Young is the main man in Atlanta. This team depends on his performance on the offensive end since he is not much of viability on defense. Rumor has it that Young has been voted the most overrated player in the league by his peers so he will have a lot to prove in probably his last game of the season. Young is averaging 26.2 points per game this season and scored over 30 in the last two games against the Celtics. The margin is set at 27.5 on him tonight and he is definitely going over it.

Celtics vs Hawks Preview – Can the Hawks survive tonight in Boston?

The Atlanta Hawks will leave everything they got on the court tonight since their season will probably come to an end. They proved themselves that they can beat the Celtics in Game 3 but that will require a very high shooting percentage which is near impossible in TD Garden.

Boston Celtics News, Injuries, and Starting Lineups

The Boston Celtics played well in the previous game and now have a chance to end the series with a home victory tonight. This team made it to the NBA Finals last season and the Hawks are not a team that can stand on their way in the opening round of the Playoffs.

Boston Celtics Injury Report:

Danilo Gallinari is out for season.

Boston Celtics Starting Lineup:

Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford and Robert Williams III

Atlanta Hawks News, Injuries, and Starting Lineups

The Atlanta Hawks are with their back against the wall and they have slim chances to survive in tonight in Boston. All they can do is play their game and hope that they will have a great shooting night since that is the only way they can beat the Celtics.

Atlanta Hawks Injury Report:

None listed.

New York Knicks Starting Lineup:

Trae Young, Dejounte Murray, De’Andre Hunter, John Collins and Clint Capela.

Celtics vs Hawks Head to Head Record In 2023

The Celtics swept the Hawks 3-0 in the 2022-23 regular season.

Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks Game Details


  • Date & Time: Tuesday, April 25, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Venue: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Where to watch in the UK: TNT on TV or fuboTV on a live stream

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