hawks vs 76ers nba prediction

NBA Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction 12/8/2023

The Atlanta Hawks (9-11) travel to face off against the Philadelphia 76ers (13-7) on Friday, December 8th. This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center in Wells Fargo Center and televised on NBCS. The 76ers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Hawks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Wizards. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Hawks vs 76ers

The Hawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Hawks is coming off a loss to the Nets in their latest game, ending with a score of 114-113. The Hawks were leading the game going into the second half 56-53.

Overall, the Hawks are 9-11 this season and are 1-2 in their last three games. On the road, the Hawks are 6-5 while going 3-6 at home.

So far, Atlanta is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 5-15. Atlanta has gone 2-9 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 3-6 when playing as underdogs.

The 76ers Are Coming Off A Win

The 76ers’ most recent matchup against the Wizards saw Joel Embiid lead the 76ers with 50 points while shooting 19/29 from the field. Tyrese Maxey also added 26 points as the 76ers won the game by a score of 131-126.

Over their last 10 games, the 76ers are 5-5 and come into today’s matchup with the Hawks at 13-7 overall. In their 20 games, the 76ers are 9-5 vs. Eastern Conference opponents and 4-2 in non-conference play.

Presently, Philadelphia boasts an ATS record of 14-6, which is above .500 against the spread. In their last two road games, Philadelphia has successfully covered the spread, and they hold an ATS record of 7-3 on the road in contrast to 7-3 at home.

Hawks Offense Breakdown

The Hawks come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 122.7 points per game (2nd). When looking at the Hawks pace of play, they tend to play an up-tempo style of basketball. So far, the team is in the upper half of the NBA in possessions per game, averaging 102. Despite their up-tempo style of play, the team could enhance their scoring efficiency, as they currently hold the 15th position in the league for overall field goal percentage, with a rate of 54%.

76ers Offense Breakdown

Coming into today’s action, Philadelphia is averaging 120.7 points per contest. This figure places them 4th in the league. Coming into today’s game, the 76ers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.9 made 3’s per game. Philadelphia has managed to put together a strong scoring offense despite being both a below average 3-point shooting unit and ranking just 18th in possessions per game.

Hawks Team Defense

As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Hawks is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 122.4 points per game (27th).

For the season, Atlanta is ranked 25th in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 21.6 free-throws per game vs. the Hawks and have an overall field goal percentage of 49.9%.

76ers Team Defense

Currently, the 76ers’ defense holds the 17th rank in the NBA, allowing 113.8 points per game.

When it comes to forced turnovers, the 76ers are forcing 12.7 per game, which is 9th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 6th in blocked shots at 6 per game.

Key Players For The Hawks And 76ers

In today’s game, we anticipate Trae Young leading the scoring for the Hawks, contributing 19 points while shooting 7/14 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 27.2 points per game, along with 2.8 rebounds.

As for Philadelphia, Joel Embiid is projected to be the primary scorer for the 76ers. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 20, and adding 7 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 51.1%, and his scoring average is 33.1 points per game.

Hawks vs 76ers Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Atlanta has an ATS record of 4-6 while averaging 121 per game. The team went 6-4 overall in these games.
  • Across their last five home contests, Philadelphia has a 3-2 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 2-3, while averaging 118 points per game.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Atlanta has an ATS mark of 0-3 while going 0-3 straight up.
  • Through their last three games as the favorite, the 76ers have an ATS record of 3-0 and a straight up mark of 3-0.

Hawks vs 76ers Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this 76ers vs. 76ers matchup, we’re leaning towards the Hawks at +8. Although our projections show the 76ers winning 114-111, we suggest placing your bet on the Hawks for the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 241.5 and given that our model is projecting 225 points between the teams, we like the under.

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