Celtics vs. Hawks NBA Preview (3/25/24): Odds, Lineups & Injuries

Written By Editorial Team on March 25, 2024
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The Boston Celtics are set to play against the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. The game will take place at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA, and will be broadcasted on NBCS.

Celtics vs. Hawks pregame odds

The Celtics are -11.5 road favorites over the Hawks, according to the latest NBA betting odds. The total is set at 225.5 points for the third meeting of the season and the Celtics have won both games by eight or more points. Current odds at Massachusetts sportsbooks are as follows:

  • DraftKingsCeltics -11, over/under 225.5
  • FanDuelCeltics -11.5, over/under 225.
  • CaesarsCeltics -11, over/under 225.
  • BetMGMCeltics -11, over/under 225.5

Odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the Bucks vs. Celtics. 

Celtics vs. Hawks projected starting lineups March 25

Celtics starting lineup tonight

  • PG: Payton Pritchard
  • SG: Derrick White (game-time decision)
  • SF: Jaylen Brown
  • PF: Jayson Tatum
  • C: Kristaps Porzingis

Hawks starting lineup tonight

  • PG: Dejounte Murray
  • SG: Vit Krejci
  • SF: Bogdan Bogdanovic
  • PF: De’Andre Hunter
  • C: Clint Capela

Projected starting lineups for each team are provided by Sportsdata.

Celtics vs. Hawks injuries tonight

For the Hawks, Trae Young (hand), Onyeka Okongwu (toe), Saddiq Bey (ACL), Jalen Johnson (ankle), and AJ Griffin (ankle) are all out. Celtics’ Jrue Holiday (shoulder) is out, while Derrick White (hand) and Xavier Tillman Sr. (knee) are questionable tonight as well.

Team standings & stats for Monday’s game

Boston Celtics team stats

The Boston Celtics, leading the Eastern Conference with 57-14, recently defeated the Chicago Bulls with a score of 124-113. They are one of the top teams in the East and are favorites to win it all according to the latest Celtics odds. Their seasonal numbers are as follows:

  • Points per game: 121.2 (2nd)
  • Points allowed per game: 109.4 (5th)
  • Rebounds per game: 46.5 (2nd)
  • Assists per game: 26.7 (14th)
  • FG%: 48.6 (9th)
  • 3PT%: 39.1 (1st)

Atlanta Hawks team stats

The Atlanta Hawks hold a record of 31-39, positioning them 10th in the Eastern Conference and 3rd in their division. In their recent match against the Charlotte Hornets, the Hawks secured a win to get them .500 in their last ten games. On the season their team stats are as follows:

  • Points per game: 119.2 (5th)
  • Points allowed per game: 120.7 (27th)
  • Rebounds per game: 44.7 (6th)
  • Assists per game: 26.5 (16th)
  • FG%: 46.4 (21th)
  • 3PT%: 36.3 (17th)

Player stats for Celtics Vs. Hawks on March 25

On the Celtics side, Sam Hauser and Al Horford posted impressive numbers in their last outing against the Bulls. Here are the team leaders from that game:

  • Jayson Tatum (SF): 26 PTS, 2 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • Sam Hauser (SF): 23 PTS, 5 RBS, 1 AST
  • Al Horford (C): 23 PTS, 8 RBS, 1 AST
  • Derrick White (SG): 17 PTS, 3 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • Payton Pritchard (PG): 15 PTS, 3 RBS, 8 ASTS

Derrick White is questionable for tonight but Boston will mostly be healthy after rotating their team last week. Here are the Celtics’ season leaders heading into tonight’s game:

  • Jayson Tatum (SF): 27.1 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 4.9 APG
  • Jaylen Brown (SF): 23.4 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 3.7 APG
  • Kristaps Porzingis (C): 20.3 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 1.9 APG
  • Derrick White (PG): 15.4 PPG, 4.3 RBS, 5.2 APG
  • Jrue Holiday (PG): 12.8 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 4.9 APG

The Hawks showcased strong performances in their recent game, with Dejounte Murray leading the charge. Bruno Fernando and others followed with strong performances:

  • Dejounte Murray (SG): 28 PTS, 7 RBS, 12 ASTS
  • Bruno Fernando (C): 25 PTS, 6 RBS, 1 AST
  • Garrison Mathews (SG): 20 PTS, 3 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Clint Capela (C): 12 PTS, 10 RBS, 1 AST
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (SG): 12 PTS, 3 RBS, 6 ASTS

With Trae Young out, Dejounte Murray will likely see more court time this evening. Here are the Hawks season leaders heading into tonight’s game:

  • Trae Young (PG): 26.4 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 10.8 APG
  • Dejounte Murray (SG): 22.3 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 6.1 APG
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (SG): 16.5 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 3.0 APG
  • Jalen Johnson (SF): 16.1 PPG, 8.6 RBS, 3.5 APG
  • De’Andre Hunter (SF): 15.5 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 1.4 APG
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