NBA Matchups  >>  Boston vs. Atlanta Preview 01/05/2013

 
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The Boston Celtics and the Atlanta Hawks will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Philips Arena.
Oddsmakers currently have the Hawks listed as 4½-point favorites versus the Celtics, while the game's total is sitting at 185½.
Last time out for Boston, they were a 94-75 winner as they battled the Pacers at home. The Celtics covered in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 169 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Atlanta was an 85-84 loser in its last match on the road against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 169 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Boston:
Team record: 15-17 SU, 11-18-3 ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 7 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 6 games
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 7 games on the road

When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing New York are 9-1
After playing Indiana are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

Atlanta:
Team record: 20-11 SU, 13-17-1 ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 7 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 7 of last 9 games at home
is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2


NEXT UP:
Boston at New York, Monday, January 7
Atlanta at Minnesota, Tuesday, January 8