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(37-36) Atlanta Hawks vs. Philadelphia 76ers (27-46)
Date: Wednesday March 29
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
NBA Moneyline Odds: -110
NBA Betting Odds: -1 Atlanta
NBA Betting Total: 204
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The Atlanta Hawks and Philadelphia 76ers will meet for the fourth and final team on Wednesday, a season series that has gone Atlanta’s way thus far, as they have won all three contests.
Both teams are playing their second game of a back to back as the season draws to a close.
The lowly 76ers couldn’t have come at a better time for the reeling Hawks, without Paul Millsap and losers of their last seven games.
The Hawks are currently sitting in the fifth seed but have the same record as the teams in the sixth and seventh seed.
In addition to the importance of seeding for the Hawks, they have to be concerned of even making the playoffs as they are only 2.5 games ahead of the ninth seeded Chicago Bulls.
Atlanta isn’t a team expected to make much noise in the playoffs, but a competitive showing could speak volumes to the growth of their young players.
During their last five games, their scoring has sunk by nearly eight points per contest, while their defensive points allowed has stayed nearly the same.
The loss of Millsap can be attributed to this slide; he is both their focal point offensively and quietly one of the better defenders in the league, capable of switching on the perimeter and also defending the paint.
Millsap will again miss this game and isn’t expected back until the end of the weekend at the earliest.
However, the injury bug won’t be biting as hard during Wednesday’s game, they expect Kent Bazemore to return after being out the past several games and also hope to have Thabo Sefolosha back as well.
When a team begins to tank at the end of the season for draft position, it’s not that they aren’t trying as hard as they were earlier in the season. The coaches and General Manager isn’t asking players to lose on purpose.
The way that teams tank is that their injury report begins to grow beyond normal numbers, some of these injuries are legitimate and other times the team is being “cautious”. The injury report for the 76ers has grown to epic proportions.
Already out for the season are Ben Simmons and Jerryd Bayless. Rookie phenom Joel Embiid, constantly plagued by injuries, was shut down by the team prior to the All Star break for a meniscus tear and Jahlil Okafor has been shut down for the season as well.
For Wednesday’s game you can possibly add Sergio Rodriguez, Tiago Splitter and Gerald Henderson to the injury report as well.
Resting this amount of players by no means guarantees a loss for the team and the 76ers still have some nice players on their active roster (Dario Saric, Robert Covington), but it can severely limit the team’s depth.
In the second game of a back to back, that lack of depth will be impactful.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Philadelphia is 11-4 at home ATS against teams with a record greater than .500
- Philadelphia is 25-11 at home ATS
- Atlanta is 17-24 ATS when favored by as much as 7 points
Free Atlanta Hawks vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Prediction:
Atlanta will be welcoming back Bazemore in this game and has more depth than the injury riddled 76ers, yet the Hawks have struggled to win recently and the 76ers usually cover at home.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: 76ers +1
NBA Free Score Prediction: Atlanta 100 – Philadelphia 104
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