Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers Predictions, NBA Picks 2/24/2020
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Monday, February 24, 2020
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia -5.5
John Collins and the Atlanta Hawks (17-41, 5th in the Southeast Division) are headed to Wells Fargo Center on Monday where they'll take on the Philadelphia 76ers (35-22, 3rd in the Atlantic Division). The odds on this game have Philadelphia as 5.5 point favorites. The O/U opens at 230.
The Hawks are covering the spread 47.4% of the time, having gone 27-30-1 ATS. Philadelphia is covering 43.4% of the time, going 23-30-4 against the spread.
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
02/22/20 SG DeAndre' Bembry Abdominal is questionable Monday vs Philadelphia
02/22/20 PF De'Andre Hunter Personal is questionable Monday vs Philadelphia
02/19/20 C Clint Capela Heel is out indefinitely
01/05/20 PF Skal Labissiere Knee is out indefinitely
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
02/23/20 SG Ben Simmons Back is downgraded to out Monday vs Atlanta
John Collins comes into this game averaging 20.8 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 10.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Trae Young averages 30.0 points per contest in 35.4 minutes per game. He averages 9.2 assists per game and 4.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Tobias Harris scores 18.9 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.8 rebounds per contest and has 3.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Joel Embiid averages 23.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 12.0 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 110.5 points per contest, which is 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -8.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 23rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 43.0 boards per contest and 23.5 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 2nd with 16.4 per game. The Hawks allow 118.8 points per contest, which is 29th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 17th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 47.1 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they allow 24.6 assists per game which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 22nd in the NBA with 108.5 points per contest this season. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.11. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 10th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.9 boards per contest and 8th in assists per game with 25.8. The 76ers are 17th in turnovers per contest with 14.6. The 76ers give up 106.4 points per game, which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 13th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 22.4 dimes allowed per game and 3rd with 42.2 boards surrendered per contest. The 76ers are 12th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The Hawks are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.1, and their defensive rating of 114 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. Atlanta is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 7th in the league.
Philadelphia is 12th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 22nd in the league. The 76ers are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.8, and their defensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 19th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia -5.5
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