Betting on today’s 76ers and Hawks game? Catch the action at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA, as the Hawks hosts this showdown at 7:30 ET on NBCS. The over/under for this game is set at 245 points, and the Hawks are the home favorites against the 76ers in a Eastern conference matchup.
PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS ATLANTA HAWKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Philadelphia 76ers +2.5
This game will be played at State Farm Arena at 7:30 ET on Wednesday, January 10th.
WHY BET THE PHILADELPHIA 76ERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 114-113 in favor of the 76ers.
- Our projections have Tyrese Maxey finishing with Tyrese Maxey points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists.
- From the field, we have the 76ers finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.9% and knocking down 13 threes.
Do the 76ers Have What it Takes on the Road?
Coming into today’s game against the Hawks, the 76ers are 2.5-point underdogs. Philadelphia is 23-12 this season and is currently 3rd in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the Atlantic Division.
When playing on the road, the 76ers have an average scoring margin of +6.4 points per game. They have an overall road record of 10-6 and are 11-5 ATS on the road.
When looking at their overall ATS record, the 76ers are 24-11 and have failed to cover the spread in their last two games.
Out of their 35 games this season, the 76ers have been the favorite in 27 of them and have gone 21-6 straight up and 20-7 ATS in those games. As the underdog, they are 2-6 straight up and 4-4 ATS.
On average, the 76ers’ games have finished with a combined score of 230.8 points per game. Their over/under record for the season is 20-15, and the under has hit in their last four games.
So far this season, the 76ers have been one of the NBA’s best free-throw shooting teams, leading the league in both free throws made and attempted per game. In terms of scoring, they are 6th in the league at 119.5 points per game, but their scoring average has dropped to 118.4 on the road.
When it comes to pace, Philadelphia is 16th in the NBA, averaging 99 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 13th in the league at 47%. However, they have struggled from beyond the arc, shooting just 36% from three-point range.
One area where the 76ers have been successful is in getting to the rim, as they are 8th in the NBA in two-point field goals made. In terms of offensive rebounding, they are 13th in the league at 11 per game. As a team, they are averaging 25.5 assists per game, which is 21st in the NBA.
This season, the 76ers defense has been impressive, holding the 5th position in the league while permitting an average of 111.3 points per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the 76ers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 54.1% while allowing 33.9% from downtown.
Can the Hawks Please their Home Crowd?
At 14-21, the Hawks are 12th in the Eastern Conference and 3rd in the Southeast. They have lost two straight games and are 2.5-point favorites at home against the 76ers.
When looking at their overall record, the Hawks have gone 9-8 when favored and 5-13 as underdogs. Against the spread, they are 8-27 overall and have failed to cover in two straight games.
So far, 35 of the Hawks’ 35 games have had over/under lines lower than today’s line of 245. Their O/U record is 21-14, and they have gone under the total in two straight games.
When playing at home, the Hawks are 5-9 straight up and 2-12 ATS. Their average scoring margin at home is -1.3 points per game.
Against Eastern Conference teams, the Hawks are 9-17 compared to 5-4 against non-conference opponents.
When it comes to scoring, the Hawks are one of the most explosive teams in the league, averaging 122.2 points per game (3rd). At home, they are averaging 125.0 points per game (2nd).
So far, the Hawks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 68.6% of their games. However, they are currently on a two-game streak of scoring below their own average.
When it comes to pace, Atlanta is 5th in the league at 101.3 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Hawks are 17th in the NBA.
At this time, the Hawks’ defense is positioned 28th in the NBA, permitting 123.7 points per game. On two point field goal attempts, the Hawks’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 58.2% and allowing 38.8% from beyond the arc.