The Philadelphia 76ers (23-12) travel to face off against the Atlanta Hawks (14-21) on Wednesday, January 10th. This game will be played at State Farm Arena in Atlanta and televised on NBCS. Both the 76ers and Hawks will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 ET.
76ers vs Hawks
The 76ers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their latest game against the Jazz, Tyrese Maxey was the top scorer for the 76ers’ offense, scoring 25 points and shooting 9/24 from the field. Kelly Oubre Jr. put up 24 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Philadelphia ended up losing the game with a final score of 120-109.
As they take on the Hawks, the 76ers come in at 23-12 overall and are looking to snap a two-game skid. On the road, the 76ers have gone 10-6 this season, while posting a 13-6 record at home.
Philadelphia has an overall ATS record of 24-11 as they come into today’s game. The 76ers maintain an ATS record of 11-5 on the road, while they have a 13-6 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
The Hawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Hawks is coming off a loss to the Magic in their latest game, ending with a score of 117-110. In addition to their straight-up loss, the Hawks also couldn’t meet the spread, coming up short as -2 point favorites. Considering the over/under, the total of 227 points fell short of the set over/under line of 239.5.
Coming into their matchup with the 76ers, the Hawks have an overall record of 14-21 and are 1-2 in their last three games. Currently, they are ranked 12th in the Eastern Conference and are 3rd in the Southeast division.
For this season, Atlanta has an ATS record of 8-27, along with an ongoing two game losing streak against the spread. Atlanta has failed to cover the spread in five straight road games and are 6-15 ATS on the road compared to 2-12 at home.
76ers Offense Breakdown
The 76ers step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 119.5 points per game (6th).
So far this season, the 76ers have been one of the most efficient teams from the free-throw line, leading the NBA in both free throws made and attempted per game. In terms of pace, Philadelphia is 16th in the league at 99 possessions per game.
When it comes to scoring, the 76ers are 6th in the NBA with an average of 119.5 points per game. However, they have scored below the league average in 42.9% of their games this season. In their last four games, they have failed to reach their scoring average.
On the road, the 76ers are averaging 118.4 points per game, which is 6th in the league. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 13th in the NBA at 47%. From three-point range, Philadelphia is 18th in the league in both three-point percentage and attempts.
Hawks Offense Breakdown
Today, the Hawks enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 122.2 points per game (3rd).
At home, the Hawks have been one of the league’s top-scoring teams, averaging 125 points per game (2nd). Overall, they are 3rd in the NBA in points per game at 122.2. In terms of pace, Atlanta is 5th in the league, averaging 101.3 possessions per game.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hawks have been one of the league’s most prolific teams. They are 7th in the NBA in three-pointers made per game at 14.1. However, their three-point shooting percentage is just 36% (17th).
So far this season, Atlanta has outscored the NBA scoring average in 68.6% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, the Hawks are 17th in the league at 47%. In terms of assists, they are 20th with an average of 25.8 per game.
76ers Team Defense
At present, the 76ers’ defense is ranked 5th, allowing 111.3 points per game. In their previous matchup vs. the Jazz, the 76ers’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 57% leading to 120 points.
Hawks Team Defense
Currently, the Hawks’ defense holds the 28th rank in the NBA, allowing 123.7 points per game. Opponents are hitting 58.2% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 38.8% of their three-point attempts.
Key Players For The 76ers And Hawks
In today’s game, our projections have Tyrese Maxey leading the 76ers with 23 points on 8/18 shooting from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 25.9 points per game, along with 3.6 rebounds.
On the flip side, our predictions place Trae Young as the leading scorer for the Hawks. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 26 while also collecting 3 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 43.2% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 27.8 points per game.
76ers vs Hawks Trends
- Across their last three road contests, Philadelphia has been good against the spread posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 111 points per game.
- Although Atlanta has a straight up record of 1-4 in their last five home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 0-5. The team averaged 116 points per game in these games.
- As the betting underdog, the 76ers have an ATS mark of just 2-3 in their last five games. Philadelphia posted a straight up mark of 1-4 in these matchups.
- In their last three contests as the favorite, Atlanta has a poor record vs the spread going 1-2. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 2-1.
As the underdogs with a spread of +2.5, we recommend going with the 76ers on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 245 and given that our model is projecting 227 points between the teams, we like the under.
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