Thursday, January 7, 2016
Wells Fargo Center
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday, January 7, 2016. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 9 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
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The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 21-15 and a road record of 9-8. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 101.8 points per game while giving up 100.6 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 4-33 and a home record of 2-12. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 92.9 points per game and surrendering 104.6, good for a point differential of -11.7.
Jeff Teague comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Paul Millsap averages 18.3 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 8.8 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Jahlil Okafor averages 17.1 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Nerlens Noel averages 10.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 8 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
Atlanta averages 101.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 47.2 rebounds per game and 25 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.6 per game. The Hawks allow 100.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.1 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Philadelphia averages 92.9 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -11.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 50.9 rebounds per game and 19.6 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 30th with 18.4 per game. The 76ers allow 104.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.8 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. The 76ers force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 16-18-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 19-17-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 15-21-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 19-17-1 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
01/05/16 F Tiago Splitter Calf "?" Thursday vs. Philadelphia
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/23/15 C Joel Embiid Foot out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta
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