Boston Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks, Game 7
excitement in Atlanta surrounding the NBA Playoffs Game 7
between the Hawks and the Boston Celtics is unmatched. The
Atlanta Hawks stand the chance to deliver the biggest upset in
the NBA this season with a victory over the Celtics in the Game
7, even though the bookies remain quite sceptical, but then
again, they truly hope the Hawks lose the Game 7 today. Why?
Because the Atlanta Hawks were listed as the underdog to win the
NBA Finals this season, for example at the online sportsbook
BodogSports the Hawks held odds
But today the odds on the NBA Playoffs
Game 7 are showing the Boston Celtics -14.5 points against the
spread with 189 points total expected in the game. The Hawks are
trying to become just the second eighth seed to knock off a No.
1 seed in a best-of-seven series. It happened last year when the
Golden State Warriors upset the Dallas Mavericks in six games,
4-2, in the first round of the postseason. Atlanta's Marvin
Williams says he is ready to go for the Game 7, but remains
listed as a game-day decision, while Speedy Claxton is out for
the season. Meanwhile in Boston only Scot Pollard in on the
injury report as out for the season with an ankle injury.
Boston will enter the final NBA Playoffs
game against the Hawks with the second stingiest defence in the
league at 90.3 points per game, the best field goal percentage
against in the league allowing 41.9 and second in rebounds
allowed in the league at 39.1. Meanwhile Atlanta is 3-6 against
the spread in its last 9 games and just 1-5 against the spread
in its last 6 games on the road. Boston has won 5 of its last 5
games when playing at home against Atlanta and is 5-0 against
the spread in its last 5 games at home. Overall, the Boston
Celtics have the ultimate advantage entering Game 7, but upsets
are known to happen, three times so far, so bet with caution.