Philadelphia 76ers at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 3/30/2018
Friday, March 30, 2018
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The Philadelphia 76ers head to Philips Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, March 30, 2018. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia as 6 point favorites.
The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 44-30. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.4 as they are averaging 108.9 points per game while giving up 105.5 per contest. The Hawks have an overall mark of 21-54. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.7 points per contest and giving up 109.2, which is a point differential of -5.5.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 42-31-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 37-36-1 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 35-37-3 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 35-39-1 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
03/29/18 C Joel Embiid Head left last game, is "?" Friday vs Atlanta
03/28/18 F Amir Johnson Flu is "?" Friday vs Atlanta
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/29/18 G Dennis Schroder Ankle is "?" Friday vs Philadelphia
03/28/18 G Malcolm Delaney Ankle is "?" Friday vs Philadelphia
03/12/18 G Kent Bazemore Knee is out for season
Ben Simmons comes into this game averaging 15.8 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 8 rebounds per contest and distributes 8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is 57%. Joel Embiid averages 22.9 points per contest in 30.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 11 rebounds per contest for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Taurean Waller-Prince has scored 13.8 points per contest while playing 30.3 minutes per game this season for the Hawks. He hauls in 4.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Dennis Schroder averages 19.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 31 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.1 rebounds per game and 6.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 108.9 points per contest this year, which is 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.41 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 10th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 47.1 boards per contest and 26.5 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 1st with 16.9 per game. The 76ers allow 105.5 points per contest which is 13th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.1 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they allow 21.5 assists per game which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 22nd in the NBA with 103.7 points per contest this season. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -5.53. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 14th in the league. They are 25th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.3 boards per contest and 8th in assists per game with 23.6. The Hawks are 4th in turnovers per contest with 15.6. The Hawks give up 109.2 points per game, which ranks them 24th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 24th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 26.1 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 43.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawks are 27th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per contest this year.
The 76ers are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109, and their defensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Philadelphia is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 29th in the league.
Atlanta is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA. The Hawks are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 111.2, and their offensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 5th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 20th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia -6
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