Authored by NBA Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Basketball game on Tuesday December 2, 2014 at 7:30 pm EST.
The (4-10) Boston Celtics of the Eastern Conference Atlantic division will make the trip from the largest City in the Bay State to the Capital of the Peach State to take on the (9-6) Atlanta Hawks of the Eastern Conference Southeast division in 2014 NBA action. The team will play at Philips Arena in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. This Sports Handicapper believes the Boston Celtics may need to make a few trades; point guard Rajon Rondo is in the final year of his contract and may have to be moved. The Atlanta Hawks are just average they will get into the playoff but are probably done in the first round. The Opening betting line has Atlanta as a seven-point home favorite Against The Spread, and the total is posted at 211 points for Tuesday Night’s game.
2014-15 Boston Celtics are on a four-game skid, including losing their last three at their home arena. Boston is giving up over 107 points per game on the average and scoring in the 103 range. Boston has not covered the spread their last five vs. A team with a winning record. The under is 6-1 the last seven times the teams have met in the “ATL”. Boston is 2-1 Against The Spread their last three on the road, going over the total twice and staying under once on 2014 NBA Expert Point Spread Picks. The key to a Boston win is to play defense and don’t be so quick to put up three-pointers, the Celtics need to improve their shot selections. Boston is loaded with young talent, but they don’t know how to win in the NBA yet.
The 2014-15 Atlanta Hawks beat Charlotte 105-75 on November 29th at Philips Arena, after Tuesday’s game they hit the road for a December 3rd game at Miami and tow day’s later they will be in Brooklyn. Atlanta has covered the number in four of their last five. Atlanta is 4-3 Against The Spread their last seven at home, going over the total in tow of the seven. The Atlanta Hawks are also a jump shooting team, but they can score in the post with Center Al Horford and Paul Milsap the go-to guys in the paint. The key to a Hawks win is to play strong inside and not fall in love with jump shots.
Free Pick: Atlanta-7.