The Boston Celtics were continued rolling in the 2022 calendar year following the All-Star break, knocking off the Brooklyn Nets and Detroit Pistons in succession.
Then the Indiana Pacers gave them a 21-point beatdown with four Indy starters scoring 20 points or more–led by Oshae Brissett’s 27 points–and the narrative was effectively re-written to many fans who freaked out at an inappropriate rate on Twitter.
In reality, it was a schedule loss. Boston was in Indy the afternoon after playing in Detroit the night before. Moving on.
And on to the T.D. Garden we move, with the Atlanta Hawks in town.
Jayson Tatum’s 38 points powered the Cs past the Hawks the last time these two teams played in Boston, while Atlanta took both matchups at the State Farm Arena by double digits in January and November.
How will things turn out between these two teams here in their final matchup of the 2021-22 regular season?
Hardwood Houdini has a prediction, odds, and TV information for the Tuesday night matchup at 100 Legends Way:
Boston Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks odds, spread, over/under
According to WynnBet, the Celtics are a 5.5-point favorite against the Hawks at home. Atlanta is an underdog on the road at +195, with the Cs moneyline set at -240. The over/under for the game has been placed at 227.5 points.
Celtics vs. Hawks TV channel
The final Celtics-Hawks game this season will be the first primetime national TV matchup on TNT Tuesday.
Celtics vs. Hawks prediction
Boston should be able to rebound from a down outing this past Sunday since the Atlanta Hawks have taken many steps backwards from last year’s Eastern Conference Finals team.
But -5.5 is just high enough to consider the over/under for this one…and in doing so, the under is the play. It feels like the Hawks are due for an offensive dud and they’ll be taking on the league’s best defense on their home floor.