Saturday, January 21, 2017
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The Philadelphia 76ers head to Philips Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, January 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 9 point favorites.
The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 14-26. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.6 as they are averaging 99.3 points per game while giving up 104.9 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 24-18. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.8 points per game and surrendering 103.0, good for a point differential of -0.2.
Joel Embiid comes into this game averaging 19.9 points per contest while playing 25.4 minutes per night so far this year for the 76ers. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Ersan Ilyasova averages 14.3 points per game in 27.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
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Paul Millsap averages 17.8 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Dennis Schroder averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 6.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Philadelphia averages 99.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 17 per game. The 76ers allow 104.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.5 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Atlanta averages 102.8 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 24 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 26th with 15.4 per game. The Hawks allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Hawks force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The 76ers have an offensive rating of 101.4 and a defensive rating of 107.1. In terms of pace they average 97 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Philadelphia turns the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Hawks rating on offense is 105.3 and they have a defensive rating of 105.5. They get 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Atlanta turns the ball over on 14 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 23-17-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 17-23-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 21-21-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 17-24-1 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
10/22/16 F Ben Simmons Knee out indefinitely
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
01/19/17 F Mike Muscala Ankle is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Chicago
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta -9
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