Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Hawks vs 76ers Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Atlanta Hawks taking on the Philadelphia 76ers Thursday January 7 at Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Atlanta Hawks (21-15) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (4-33)
Date: Thursday January 7
Time:7 PM EST
Venue: Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Hawks -9
NBA Betting Total: 205.5
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Well, don’t look now, but here comes the 76ers, who have 3 of their 4 wins of the season in their last 6 games.
They are still a 9-point home underdog to the Hawks, who have lost 2 in a row.
The Hawks have won 8 of their last 9 games facing the 76ers with the lone loss being the last time these 2 teams met in Philadelphia last March.
In their last games the 76ers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 109-99 and the Hawks lost to the New York Knicks 107.101.
This season the 76ers are 2-12 at home and the Hawks are 9-8 on the road.
The Hawks rank 12th in the league in scoring and 15th in opponents points allowed.
Atlanta has struggled on defense in their last 2 games, both losses to the New York Knicks, where they gave up 107 and 111 points respectively.
The Hawks had won 6 straight before dropping 3 of their last 4 games and in their winning streak they had averaged 111.5 ppg, but in their last 4 games are averaging 101.5 ppg.
Jeff Teague ranks 2nd in the Hawks in scoring, but he has struggled lately going for only 15 points combined, to go along with 13 turnovers, in the last 2 games.
In beating the 76ers at home earlier this season 127-106 the Hawks shot a season high 61.5% from the floor.
The 76ers rank 30th in the league in scoring, but in their 3 wins in their last 6 games their offense has played well averaging 110 ppg.
They rank 25th in the league in terms of opponents’ points allowed.
The 76ers have started winning when they acquired PG Ish Smith from New Orleans and they are 3-3 with him on the squad.
In his first 3 games with Philly he averaged 18 ppg and 8.3 assists in the last game in the win over Minnesota he went for 21 points and 11 assists.
Philadelphia leading scorer rookie Jahlil Okafor is back after missing a couple of games with a knee injury and he had 19 points in the earlier loss this season against the Hawks.
With their 2-game losing streak the Hawks have fallen out of first place in the Southwest Division and they now trail the Miami Heat by ? game.
NBA Betting Trends:
- ATL is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS loss.
- ATL is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- ATL has an Over record of 9-1 in their last 10 games.
- PHIL is 4-13-1 ATS in their last 18 games overall.
- PHIL is 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Hawks are struggling as of late and while they will get back in the W column tonight in the City of Brotherly Love the confident 76ers will at least cover the 9-point spread.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Philadelphia ATS
Take the 76ers in this one at home with them playing well on offense.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Atlanta 108 – Philadelphia 105
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