Celtics vs. Hawks NBA Preview (3/28/24): Odds, Lineups & Injuries

Written By Editorial Team on March 28, 2024
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The Boston Celtics are set to play against the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. ET. The game will take place at State Farm Arena in Atlanta and will be broadcast on NBCS.

Celtics vs. Hawks pregame odds

The pregame NBA betting odds for the Hawks vs. Celtics game are available from various sportsbooks. Boston is the consensus -16-point favorite over the Hawks, with the over/under set at around 226 points. These two teams played earlier this week, with the Hawks getting the 120-118 win. Atlanta entered the game as the underdog, covering the +11 spread. The total went over 225.5 points. Current odds at Massachusetts sports betting apps are as follows:

  • DraftKings: Celtics -16, over/under 226
  • FanDuel: Celtics -16, over/under 226
  • Caesars: Celtics -16, over/under 225.5
  • BetMGM: Celtics -15.5, over/under 225.5

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

Celtics vs. Hawks projected starting lineups March 28

Boston Celtics starting lineup tonight

PG: Jrue Holiday
SG: Derrick White
SF: Jaylen Brown
PF: Jayson Tatum
C: Kristaps Porzingis

Atlanta Hawks starting lineup tonight

PG: Dejounte Murray
SG: Vít Krejčí
SF: Bogdan Bogdanovic
PF: Dylan Windler
C: Clint Capela

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.io

Celtics vs. Hawks injuries tonight

Celtics: Jrue Holiday (Shoulder) and Al Horford (Toe) are questionable.

Hawks: Trae Young (Hand), Onyeka Okongwu (Toe), Saddiq Bey (ACL), Jalen Johnson (Ankle), and AJ Griffin (Ankle) are all out.

Team standings & stats for Thursday’s game

Boston will look to rebound after their embarrassing loss to the Hawks in their last game. The two teams are set for another rematch in Atlanta.

Boston Celtics team stats ahead of tonight’s game

The Boston Celtics, leading the Eastern Conference with 57-15, recently lost to this Hawks team in a 4th quarter collapse. They are still one of the strongest teams in the league:

  • Points per game: 121.1
  • Points allowed per game: 109.6
  • Rebounds per game: 46.4
  • Assists per game: 26.6
  • FG%: 48.6
  • 3PT%: 39.0

Atlanta Hawks team stats ahead of tonight’s game

The Atlanta Hawks hold a record of 33-39, positioning them 10th in the Eastern Conference and 3rd in the Southeast Division. Their recent victory against the Portland Trail Blazers showcased a solid performance, winning 120-106. Season stats highlight:

  • Points per game: 119.2
  • Points allowed per game: 120.5
  • Rebounds per game: 44.7
  • Assists per game: 26.5
  • FG%: 46.6
  • 3PT%: 36.6

Player stats for Celtics vs. Hawks for March 28

In a rare back-to-back, these two teams play again on Thursday. Here are the leaders for both teams.

Boston Celtics leaders prior to Thursday’s game

The Celtics are preparing for their upcoming game against the Hawks, with Jayson Tatum leading the team in their last outing. Here are the top Celtics players from their recent game:

  • Jayson Tatum (SF): 37 PTS, 8 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Jaylen Brown (SG): 24 PTS, 4 RBS, 1 AST
  • Kristaps Porzingis (C): 17 PTS, 5 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Payton Pritchard (PG): 15 PTS, 5 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • Al Horford (C): 7 PTS, 9 RBS, 2 ASTS

Throughout the season, the Celtics have shown depth and versatility in their roster. Their top five performers are:

  • Jayson Tatum (SF): 27.3 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 4.9 APG
  • Jaylen Brown (SG): 23.4 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 3.6 APG
  • Kristaps Porzingis (C): 20.3 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 1.9 APG
  • Derrick White (SG): 15.4 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 5.2 APG
  • Jrue Holiday (PG): 12.8 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 4.9 APG

Atlanta Hawks leaders prior to Thursday’s game

The Hawks showcased a strong performance in their recent home game against Portland. Dejounte Murray led the team with an impressive scoring and assists effort. Here are the top Hawks players from that game:

  • Dejounte Murray (SG): 30 PTS, 3 RBS, 7 ASTS
  • Garrison Mathews (SG): 21 PTS, 2 RBS, 1 AST
  • Clint Capela (C): 13 PTS, 10 RBS, 1 AST
  • De’Andre Hunter (SF): 13 PTS, 5 RBS, 1 AST
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (SG): 16 PTS, 4 RBS, 5 ASTS

Trae Young remains out tonight, but Atlanta is led by a deep Hawks roster that can score. Their top performers are:

  • Dejounte Murray (SG): 22.4 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 6.2 APG
  • Trae Young (PG): 26.4 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 10.8 APG
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (SG): 16.5 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 3.1 APG
  • Clint Capela (C): 11.4 PPG, 10.5 RPG, 1.2 APG
  • Jalen Johnson (SF): 16.1 PPG, 8.6 RPG, 3.5 APG
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