Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 12/23/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Thursday, December 23, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
The Philadelphia 76ers (16-15) are welcoming the Atlanta Hawks (14-15) at Wells Fargo Center on Thursday.
The Hawks stepped onto the hardwood against the Nuggets and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 133-115 in their last game. In regard to personal fouls, the Hawks ended up walking away with 17 and the Nuggets recorded 14 personal fouls. They also buried 17 of 38 shots from beyond the perimeter. Denver finished the contest at 88.9% at the charity stripe by burying 16 of their 18 shots. Furthermore, Denver snagged 34 rebounds (4 offensive, 30 defensive) and earned 3 blocks. Denver distributed 38 assists and had 35 steals in the matchup. With regard to defense, Atlanta allowed 58.1% from the field on 50 out of 86 shooting. They also recorded 22 assists for the contest in addition to forcing 7 turnovers and having 6 steals. In terms of getting rebounds, they earned a total of 37 with 10 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Hawks buried 26 of 34 attempts for a rate of 76.5%. Atlanta wrapped up the contest having earned a 46.6% field goal percentage (41 of 88) and knocked down 7 of their 24 shots from 3-point land.
John Collins is someone who was a major factor in this contest. He ended up with 20 points on 7 out of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 33 minutes and also snagged 10 boards. Collins finished shooting 53.8% from the floor and totaled 2 assists.
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Atlanta heads into this contest with a mark of 14-15 on the season. They are turning it over 12.4 times per contest and as a group they are committing 17.9 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Atlanta is snagging 45.6 boards per game and is sitting with 691 assists for the campaign, which ranks 22nd in the league in terms of passing. The Hawks are connecting on 38.0% on shots from downtown (359 of 945) and 80.8% from the free throw line. They have an average of 111.5 pts per contest (4th in the NBA) while going 46.4% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Hawks are forcing 12.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.7 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 19th in the league in giving up assists with 737 conceded this year. The Hawks defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 45.8% (1,195 of 2,612) and they concede 43.2 boards per contest as a group. They are surrendering 34.8% on 3-point attempts while they are 24th in the league in points per game allowed (110.0).
For their last game, the 76ers got the win with a final of 108-103 when they faced the Celtics. In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, Philadelphia allowed Boston to grab 31 in total (11 on the offensive glass). They finished 25.9% from three-point range by shooting 7 of 27 and finished the game at 20 of 25 from the charity stripe (80.0%). The 76ers permitted the Celtics to make 38 of their 82 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 46.3% in the game. Overall, the 76ers finished shooting 36 out of 72 from the field which gave them a rate of 50.0%. With respect to 3-point shots, Philadelphia made 10 of 25 tries (40.0%). They were able to convert 26 of those for a percentage of 83.9%. The Celtics were called for 18 personal fouls for this game which got the 76ers to the free throw line for a total of 31 tries. They turned it over 15 times, while earning 11 steals in the game. The 76ers recorded 32 defensive boards and 2 offensive boards totaling 34 in this matchup.
Joel Embiid was important for the 76ers in this matchup. Embiid earned 41 points in his 40 mins of playing time and had 5 dimes for this contest. He made 14 out of 27 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 51.9%, and had 10 rebounds.
Philadelphia has a win-loss record of 16-15 on the campaign. The 76ers are committing 19.3 fouls per contest and they connect on 81.6% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 22.3 times per contest (25th in the league) and they are turning it over 12.6 times per game. Philadelphia has scored 3,276 pts for the campaign (105.7 per contest) and they grab 41.5 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the 76ers are connecting on 45.8% from the field, which ranks them 14th in basketball.
The 76ers are ranked 12th in the league in PPG surrendered with 106.5. They have forced 13.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.3% from the floor (15th in the NBA). The Philadelphia defense allows 35.5% from downtown (373 of 1,050) and their opponents are knocking down 78.0% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 23.3 assists and 45.8 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 11th and 21st in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta
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