76ers vs Hawks Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/30/2020
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Atlanta
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia -8.5
Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks (12-36, 5th in the Southeast Division) host the Philadelphia 76ers (31-17, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) at State Farm Arena on Thursday, January 30, 2020. Atlanta opens this matchup as 8.5 point dogs. The over/under has been set at 228.
The 76ers cover 45.5% of the time, having gone 20-24-4 ATS. Atlanta covers the spread 45.8% of the time, going 22-26-0 against the spread.
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
01/23/20 SG Josh Richardson Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
01/28/20 PF Bruno Fernando Calf is questionable Thursday vs Philadelphia
01/28/20 C Alex Len Hip is questionable Thursday vs Philadelphia
01/28/20 SG DeAndre' Bembry Hand is questionable Thursday vs Philadelphia
01/07/20 PF Jabari Parker Shoulder is out indefinitely
Al Horford averages 12.5 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest. He averages 4.0 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Tobias Harris comes into this contest averaging 19.4 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
De'Andre Hunter averages 12.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Trae Young averages 29.2 points per game while playing 35.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 9.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers allow 104.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.5 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they give up 22.0 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league. Philadelphia averages 108.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 45.8 rebounds per game and 26.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 11th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks surrender 118.1 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.6 assists allowed per contest, and 26th with 47.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game. Atlanta is 22nd in the league with 108.8 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -9.3. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 24th in the league in rebounding with 42.9 boards per game and 21st in assists per contest with 23.2. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per game with 16.8.
The 76ers are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.1, and their defensive rating of 105.3 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 13th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league. Philadelphia is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the league.
Atlanta is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 7th in the NBA. The Hawks are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 113.4, and their offensive rating of 104.5 is ranked 27th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 103.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia -8.5
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