Atlanta Hawks at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/11/2019
Friday, January 11, 2019
Wells Fargo Center
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, January 11, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 14.5 point favorites.
The Hawks have a record of 12-29. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -8.5 as they average 108.7 points per game while giving up 117.2 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 27-15 this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They average 114.6 points per game and surrender 112.5, good for a point differential of 2.1.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 18-22-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 21-18-0 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 20-21-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 23-17-0 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/30/18 G Kent Bazemore Ankle is out indefinitely
12/04/18 SF Taurean Prince Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/09/19 G JJ Redick Back is questionable Friday vs Atlanta
Trae Young comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. John Collins averages 18.8 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 10.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Ben Simmons averages 16.4 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.1 rebounds per game and has 8.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 58%. Joel Embiid averages 26.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.5 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 108.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 45.5 rebounds per game and 25.4 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 18.2 per game. The Hawks allow 117.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.9 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 27.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 6th in the league with 114.6 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 2.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 47.5 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 27.0. The 76ers are 4th in turnovers per game with 15.4. The 76ers surrender 112.5 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 22.4 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 43.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game.
The Hawks are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 112.1, and their offensive rating of 104 is ranked 23rd. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 104.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA. Atlanta is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 6th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league. The 76ers are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.5, and their defensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia -14.5
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