NBA Betting: East Playoffs – Game 5: ATLANTA HAWKS at BOSTON CELTICS (4/28)

PRO BASKETBALL — April 28

East Playoffs – Game 5
ATLANTA at BOSTON

(America’s Bookie Line: Hawks -2, Total 198.5) — The Celtics continue with shooting woes (just 37.7% in the Game 5 loss) and now they have gone under 40% in three of the five games. There may be an inspired effort here, if Isaiah Thomas is healthy (ankle sprain), but they have gotten very little out of youngsters like Kelly Olynyk and Marcus Smart, who they usually depend on. The Hawks have not been shooting lights-out themselves; their best effort in the series is just 44%, and they have been under 41% in three games. Paul Millsap had 45 points in game 4, but has been rather dormant otherwise. On the technical side, both of these teams have trended “low,” as Boston has played five of its last six under, with Atlanta going that way in six of its last seven.

PLAY BY JAY: UNDER 198.5 ***

(All information is for news matter only; All games are graded on a scale of 1-4 stars. Lines are subject to change)