Saturday, October 29, 2016
Wells Fargo Center
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, October 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 201.
The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 1-0. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of +15.0 as they are averaging 114.0 points per game while giving up 99.0 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 0-1. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 97.0 points per game and surrendering 103.0, good for a point differential of -6.0.
Paul Millsap comes into this contest averaging 28 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 7 rebounds per game and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Dennis Schroder averages 14 points per game in 25 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 2 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year.
Joel Embiid averages 20 points per game while playing 22 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 7 rebounds per game on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Jahlil Okafor averages 8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 16 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40%.
Atlanta averages 114 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 15 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 46% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 59 rebounds per game and 28 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 21 per game. The Hawks allow 99 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 25 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 19 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Philadelphia averages 97 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 56 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 15th with 14 per game. The 76ers allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 61 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 19 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The 76ers force 10 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
The Hawks have an offensive rating of 110.2 and a defensive rating of 95.7. In terms of pace they average 103.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 57%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Atlanta turns the ball over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions and they force 15.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%.
The 76ers rating on offense is 96.2 and they have a defensive rating of 102.1. They get 100.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 47%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Philadelphia turns the ball over on 12.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 8.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 45%.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 1-0-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 1-0-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 1-0-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 0-1-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
10/28/16 F Mike Scott Knee "?" Saturday vs. Philadelphia
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/22/16 F Ben Simmons Knee out indefinitely
10/22/16 G Jerryd Bayless Wrist out indefinitely
10/21/16 C Nerlens Noel Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta
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