NBA Playoffs Odds: Hawks vs Celtics Odds to Win Series, Spreads, Lines

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Todd Kirkland/Getty Images. Pictured: Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks, who will take on the Boston Celtics in the first round of the 2023 NBA playoffs, as we preview the Hawks vs Celtics odds to win the series, series spreads and more series lines.

NBA Playoffs Odds: Hawks vs Celtics Odds to Win Series, Spreads

Celtics Odds to Win Series -850
Hawks Odds to Win Series+590
Series SpreadCeltics -2.5 (-128)
NBA Playoffs Odds via DraftKings.

The first round of the 2023 NBA play-in tournament is complete in the Eastern Conference, as the Atlanta Hawks advanced to take on the Boston Celtics in the first round of the 2023 NBA playoffs.

The Celtics opened as a -850 favorite to win their 2023 NBA playoffs first round series, with the Hawks +590 to win the series.

The series spread is Celtics -2.5, with Hawks +2.5 priced at +104. A Celtics sweep is +350, while a Hawks sweep is +7500. Celtics to win in 5 games is the likeliest outcome based on the series odds at +175.

Finally, the series exact games prices are:

+340 for a 4-game series
+165 for a 5-game series
+280 for a 6-game series
+310 for a 7-game series

Game 1 Lines, Spreads, Expert Picks

For the Celtics vs Hawks Game 1 odds, lines, spreads and more, check out Celtics vs Hawks Odds, Time, Channel for Game 1 | 2023 NBA Playoffs.

Betting Analysis

Matt Moore — I’m trying very hard not to be suckered in by what the Hawks showed in that play-in win over the Heat. That was literally the hardest I’ve seen Atlanta try this season. Not in a while. Not in a play-in game. This entire season. They moved the ball, they were physical, and they dominated Miami on the glass.

They have so much talent. Trae Young orchestrating. Dejounte Murray slicing and occasionally hitting 3s, which are huge edges for Atlanta. John Collins’ versatility. DeAndre Hunter as a big wing that can handle. Clint Capela dominant on the glass. Onyeka Okongwu as a switch-all smallball weapon. Bogdan Bogdanovic as a bench weapon.

I just don’t think it matters here. The Celtics are very similar to the Heat team of a year ago that dismantled the Hawks after they won the play-in tournament. The Heat shut down the Hawks with switches and beat them with physicality. The Heat, for some reason, went away from switch in the play-in game to elect for drop, which Young eats against. The Celtics will play some of that, but they will switch consistently, which throws him off — and once Young is off, they struggle.

Boston allows the lowest opponent offensive rebound rate in the league. They will not be out-hustled, they will not be out-toughed, they will not be out-muscled. They shoot volume 3s which will take away the Hawks’ strength of offensive firepower, and unlike the Heat, they can hit water if they fell out of a boat with jumpers.

Shot variance for Boston is wide. The Hawks may wind up taking two games in this series, but the price isn’t good enough now. Wait for a Boston Game 1 win, and then find an angle to play the Hawks at a long number, but don’t bet them to win the series. Boston will advance to Round 2.

For more Action Network coverage of the 2023 NBA playoffs, check out the latest NBA odds and betting lines, as well as the public betting percentage breakdowns of every NBA game.

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