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2021 NBA Handicapping
(3-2) Atlanta Hawks vs. Philadelphia 76ers (3-2)
Date: Saturday, October 30th
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NBA Moneyline Odds: Hawks +135 | 76ers -167 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: 76ers -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 218.5
Saturday, October 30th finds the Atlanta Hawks facing the Philadelphia 76ers in their first meeting this season. Both teams arrive sporting a 3-2 record after the 76ers beat the Pistons and the Hawks lost to the Wizards on Thursday.
Last season, the teams played three times with the 76ers taking two of the three contests. The 76ers hold the all-time record having bested the Hawks in 196 of their 387 matches
Through five games the Hawks have three wins with two against lower-seeded teams. While you can only play who the schedule dictates there are some red flags Nate McMillan needs to pay heed to.
This Hawks squad is uber deep — perhaps the deepest in the league but their two losses are against teams that aren’t as experienced or deep and in the case of the Wizards playing without several core members.
Specifically, Washington didn’t have Daniel Gafford, Spencer Dinwiddie, Thomas Bryant, or Rui Hachimura — all of whom are either starters or first off the bench. Yet, Atlanta lost 111-122.
Its clear opponents know the Hawks are a deep well-functioning team and come prepared in essence placing Atlanta in the hunted position this season as opposed to last year when they were the hunters.
That creates a different dynamic for the Hawks especially Trae Young who also has to adjust to the new offensive foul rules. One Hawk that isn’t resting on his laurels is John Collins who has arguably been the club’s most productive and consistent performer this season.
In the loss to the Wizards, both Trae Young and Collins registered a double-double. Collins led the way with 28 points and 12 rebounds on a highly efficient 14 of 16 from the field. Young registered 15 points (on an inefficient 6 of 17) and 13 assists.
In response to the Knicks beat down the 76ers got back in the win column by taking down the Pistons. Detroit made it a contest getting hot from deep in the final frame but Joel Embiid took over and ensured the victory.
Embiid is playing through an injury to offset the absence of Ben Simmons. Versus Detroit, he delivered a massive double-double (30 points, 18 rebounds). Although he was only 1 of 4 from deep the one 3-pointer he hit was timely as it iced the win for Philly.
Five 76ers reached double-figures including Tobias Harris (17), Tyrese Maxey (16), Seth Curry (12), and Shake Milton (13).
Despite the victory, there are issues Doc Rivers needs to address and the main one was turnovers. Philly coughed up the ball 21 times leading to 20 easy Pistons points. Detroit also took 10 more shots (86) than Philly which speaks to the Sixers’ slow pace.
Perhaps that is purposeful given the lack of playmaking on the squad without Simmons present and not looking like he’ll return anytime soon.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The teams are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
- The teams are 5-5 in the last 10 head to head
- Over Under is 3-7 in the teams last 10 head to head matchups
Free Atlanta Hawks vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Prediction:
The 76ers have likely had this game circled on their calendars awaiting this meeting since June 20th when the Hawks knocked Philly out of the postseason.
The irony is Ben Simmons who was so integral to the closing moments of that Game 7 won’t be on the court and his team is dealing with his absence on how it impacts their lack of playmaking and step back defensively.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: 76ers -3.5
Undoubtedly, the 76ers and Joel Embiid specifically will be highly motivated to get this win although his injury may not allow him to play to his utmost potential. Still, I like Philly and Embiid to get their revenge win.
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