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2021 NBA Playoffs Handicapping Round 2
(2-1) Philadelphia 76ers vs. Atlanta Hawks (1-2)
Date: Monday, June 14th
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
NBA Moneyline Odds: 76ers -145 | Hawks +145
NBA Betting Odds: 76ers -3
NBA Betting Total: O/U 225.5
Game 4 between the Philadelphia 76ers and Atlanta Hawks tips off on Monday, June 14th at State Farm Arena. The Eastern Conference semi-finals series has shifted back in favor of the Sixers who won Game 3 on Friday 127-111 to regain home court advantage.
For the first time in the series, Philly won the bench scoring (48-32). More impressively, the 76ers have upped their perimeter defense in each match with the Hawks shooting 42.6%, 36.7%, and 26.1% through Games 1, 2, and 3.
Game 1 feels like an outlier after witnessing the last two matches as the 76ers put the Hawks on notice that they are capable of scoring, defending, and have the depth to win this series.
Joel Embiid is unstoppable even with a slight tear to his meniscus producing 27 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists on Friday. What stood out in Game 3 however was the interaction between the big man and his point guard Ben Simmons.
After years of rumored chemistry issues on and off the court, the duo is functioning at an elite level with both finding each other for easy buckets. Simmons finished with 18 points on 7 of 11 from the field along with seven assists and four rebounds.
Tobias Harris was also effective with 22 points on an efficient 10 of 16 from the field along with eight rebounds and five assists.
One issue that arose in Game 3 was Danny Green had to leave the match after straining his calf but instead of immediately tapping Matisse Thybulle to replace him, Doc Rivers elected to use Furkan Korkmaz to maintain the floor spacing.
That decision proved prosperous as Korkmaz scored 14 points. Seth Curry and Dwight Howard were the other double-figure scorers each chipping in 12 points.
Green (calf) is definitely out for Game 4 while Embiid will be listed as questionable the entire series.
It was the first loss at State Farm Arena since April 15th, snapping a 13-game home winning streak.
Trae Young surely wanted to forget his Game 2 outing when he shot 6 of 16 overall and 1 of 7 from deep. Young was much more efficient in Game 3 scoring 28 points on 9 of 17 from the field and 3 of 6 from deep along with eight assists.
Despite his effective performance the 76ers defensive game plan forced him to be more selective with his shot attempts and kept his assists under double-figures.
John Collins had a uber-efficient offensive night with 23 points on 10 of 14 from the field plus seven rebounds. Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 19 points with four rebounds but also turned the ball over four times.
Clint Capella was defended well in the post limiting his touches as he scored eight points on 3 of 8 shooting but was a beast on the glass collecting 16 boards including six offensive boards (more than half of the team’s 11).
Danilo Gallinari was the only Hawks reserve to reach double-digits with 17 points.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The 76ers are 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The teams are 5-5 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Philadelphia 76ers vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Prediction:
Embiid reached for his knee after falls or hard landings in Game 3 begging the question if he can get through the series let alone the Sixers’ full playoff run. For year’s the big man was earmarked as injury-prone but the fact he’s playing through this and having such an impact can’t be ignored.
Furthermore, with the Bucks drawing even in the series versus the Nets and Kyrie Irving’s injury that series is very much up in the air now. Locking in and finishing this series quickly would mean extended rest for Embiid, Green and the 76ers.
My thinking was the Hawks had to win Game 3 to make this a long series and barring Embiid having a setback it feels like this series could end via a gentleman’s sweep.
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