The Philadelphia 76ers (8-3) travel to face off against the Atlanta Hawks (6-5) on Friday, November 17th. This game will be played at State Farm Arena in State Farm Arena 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.
The 76ers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The 76ers is coming off a loss to the Celtics in their latest game, ending with a score of 117-107. Besides losing the game outright, the 76ers also fell short against the spread, failing to cover as -1 point favorites. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 223.5 points in which the two teams surpassed.
In today’s game against the Hawks, the 76ers aim to continue their success with a record above .500, currently at 8-3. During their 11 games, the 76ers have gone 6-3 against teams in the Eastern Conference and 2-0 in non-conference matchups.
For this season, Philadelphia has an ATS record of 8-3, along with an ongoing two game losing streak against the spread. In their last two home games, Philadelphia has been unable to cover the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 6-2 at home compared to 2-1 on the road.
The Hawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their most recent game, the Hawks fell to the Knicks by a score of 116-114. Besides losing the game outright, the Hawks also fell short against the spread, failing to cover as -1.5 point favorites. The over/under line for this matchup was set at 229.5 points, and the teams managed to exceed that total.
Coming into today’s game vs. the 76ers, the Hawks are looking to build on their above .500 record of 6-5. Across their 11 games, the Hawks have recorded a 4-4 record when facing teams from the Eastern Conference and a 2-1 record in non-conference games.
So far, Atlanta is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 4-7. As the favorite this season, Atlanta is 1-5 vs. the spread while going 3-2 as the underdog.
76ers Offense Breakdown
The 76ers come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 119.9 points per game (4th). Coming into today’s game, the 76ers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.7 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 16th in possessions per game.
Hawks Offense Breakdown
For the season, the Atlanta offense is the 3rd ranked unit in the NBA, at 120.3 points per contest. 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 100.7. Not only is the team playing at an up-tempo pace, but they have been able to pair this style with one of the better field goal percentages in the NBA at 48%.
76ers Team Defense
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.
The Philadelphia defense has allowed opponents to shoot 35.2% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 45.9% of their field goal attempts vs. Philadelphia.
Hawks Team Defense
At present, the Hawks’ defense is ranked 23rd, allowing 117.2 points per game.
Atlanta’s defense is currently forcing 15 turnovers per game, which is 23rd in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 20th in blocked shots, with an average of 4.9 rejections per game.
Key Players For The 76ers And Hawks
The outlook for today’s matchup points to Joel Embiid as the primary point contributor for the 76ers, finishing with 24 points while maintaining a 9/15 shooting accuracy. Throughout this season, his average stands at 31.9 points per game, along with 11.5 rebounds.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Dejounte Murray to be the top scorer for the Hawks. Our projection has him finishing the game with 15, and he is expected to secure 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 50% and is averaging 22 points per contest.
76ers vs Hawks Trends
- Philadelphia has played well in their previous 5 road games, going 3-2 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 109 points per game while allowing 109. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
- Through their last ten home contests, the Hawks offense has averaged 116 points per game while allowing an average of 114. Atlanta posted an overall record of 6-4 while going 5-5 ATS.
- As the betting underdog, the 76ers have an ATS mark of just 6-4 in their last ten games. Philadelphia posted a straight up mark of 5-5 in these matchups.
- Going back to their last three games as the favorite, the Hawks have a straight up record of 1-2. But, their mark vs the spread was just 1-2.
Coming in as the underdogs at +1, we have the 76ers as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 236, and our model projects the 76ers and Hawks to reach a combined total of 223 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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