Making on a bet on this NBA game featuring the 76ers versus the Hawks? Tip off is at at 7:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on NBCS. The game will be played at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA. The odds for this Eastern conference game currently have the Hawks as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 236 points.
PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS ATLANTA HAWKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Philadelphia 76ers +1
This game will be played at State Farm Arena at 7:30 ET on Friday, November 17th.
WHY BET THE PHILADELPHIA 76ERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 114-109 in favor of the 76ers.
- Our projections have Joel Embiid finishing with Joel Embiid points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists.
- From the field, we have the 76ers finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.6% and knocking down 10 threes.
Can Philadelphia Pull Off a Road Win?
Getting ready to face the Hawks, the 76ers hold an overall record of 8-3 and need a win to break their two game losing streak. On the road, the 76ers have gone 2-1 so far this season compared to their 6-2 mark at home.
In terms of the spread, Philadelphia currently holds an ATS record of 8-3, which is above .500. This season, Philadelphia has a 6-3 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 2-0 as underdogs.
In their most recent game, the 76ers’ offense concluded with only 107 points against the Celtics. Throughout the game, they made 11/30 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 45.9%. Currently leading the team in scoring is Joel Embiid who comes into today’s matchup averaging 31.9. Tyrese Maxey also heads into the game with a PPG average of 27.6.
Coming into the game, the 76ers’ defense has finished three straight games with an increased number of points allowed. Overall, they are 13th in the league at 112.2 points per game allowed.
Philadelphia’s defense is currently forcing 12.8 turnovers per game, which is 9th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 5th in blocked shots, with an average of 6.1 rejections per game.
Are the Hawks Ready for a Home Win?
Facing the 76ers today, the Hawks look to maintain their record above .500, which currently stands at 6-5. At this time, the team’s rank is 7th in the Eastern Conference, and they are also 2nd in the Southeast division.
So far, Atlanta is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 4-7. When playing on the road, the Hawks hold an ATS record of 3-3 in contrast to a 1-4 record against the spread when playing at home.
The Hawks offense is coming off a game in which they scored 114 points vs. the Knicks. Overall their field goal percentage was 54.7% while connecting on 12 threes. Bogdan Bogdanovic led the team in scoring, putting up 28 points. Additionally, Jalen Johnson contributed 18 points for the Hawks.
At present, the Hawks’ defense is ranked 23rd, allowing 117.2 points per game.
When it comes to forced turnovers, the Hawks are forcing 15 per game, which is 23rd in the league. They also come into the game sitting 20th in blocked shots at 4.9 per game.