Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 4/28/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+8)
The Philadelphia 76ers (40-21) play the Atlanta Hawks (34-28) at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday. Philadelphia opens this matchup as 8-point favorites. The over/under opens at 220.
The Atlanta Hawks took the court against the Detroit Pistons and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 100-86 in their last contest. Atlanta wrapped up the contest with a 38.8% FG percentage (33 of 85) and made 4 out of their 27 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Hawks converted 16 of 17 attempts for a percentage of 94.1%. Pertaining to pulling down boards, they collected 45 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 19 dimes for this game as well as forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and getting 10 steals. When discussing defense, Atlanta allowed the other team to shoot 47.6% from the field on 40 out of 84 shooting. Detroit dished out 22 assists and had 9 steals for the game. Additionally, Detroit totaled 47 rebounds (8 offensive, 39 defensive) and added 4 rejections. Detroit ended up going 73.3% when shooting free throws by making 11 of 15 tries. They also converted 9 out of their 26 shots from distance.
Bogdan Bogdanovic is someone who played a role for the game. He was able to score 17 points on 7 of 19 shooting. He played 35:53 mins and grabbed 7 boards. Bogdanovic finished shooting 36.8% from the floor and also dished out 5 dimes. An additional guy that was a determining factor in this contest for the Hawks was Kevin Huerter. He had 1 rebound in 27:27 min on the court. He finished the contest at 60.0% from the field for the game by going 6-of-10 (15 points). When the final whistle blew, Huerter collected 2 assists.
Atlanta enters this game with a mark of 34-28 on the campaign. They currently have an average of 113.3 points per contest (14th in the league) while hitting 46.4% from the floor. The Hawks are connecting on 37.0% on 3-point shots (776 of 2,095) and 81.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Atlanta is grabbing 45.3 boards per game and has earned 1,492 assists for the season, which ranks 17th in the NBA in terms of passing. They cough up possession 13.3 times per contest and as a unit are committing 19.4 personal fouls per game. On the defensive end, the Hawks are able to force 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.9 personal fouls. The Hawks defense is allowing a FG percentage of 46.3% (777 of 1,232) and they concede 42.8 boards per contest as a team. They are 13th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,491 surrendered for the year. They are relinquishing 34.7% on 3-pointers and they are 15th in the NBA in points per game allowed (111.1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Philadelphia 76ers walked away with a victory by a final of 121-90 when they played the Oklahoma City Thunder. The 76ers were able to corral 31 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 41 in the game. They coughed up the ball 20 times, while earning 22 steals for the contest. The Thunder had 16 fouls for the game which took the 76ers to the free throw line for a total of 18 shots. They were able to knock down 13 of them for a rate of 72.2%. In relation to three-point shots, Philadelphia buried 14 of their 31 attempts (45.2%). At the conclusion of this game, the 76ers went 47 for 86 from the field which had them sitting at 54.7%. The 76ers permitted the Thunder to bury 35 out of 78 attempts from the field which had them shooting 44.9% in this matchup. They went 23.3% from distance by hitting 7 of 30 and ended up shooting 13 of 23 from the free throw line (56.5%). When discussing rebounding, Philadelphia allowed Oklahoma City to pull down 38 in all (11 on the offensive glass).
Joel Embiid ended up being important for the 76ers for this game. He buried 6 of 10 in this matchup for a rate of 60.0%, and had 5 rebounds. Embiid had 21 points in his 22:59 mins on the court and had 1 assist for the matchup. Someone else that ended up playing a role for Philadelphia was Ben Simmons. He walked away with 4 assists in 22:37 mins on the hardwood, and he put in 6 out of 8 from the floor. Simmons ended the game having shot 75.0% from the field in addition to earning 12 points and 3 boards.
Philadelphia has a record of 40-21 for the year. Philadelphia has accounted for 6,910 points on the season (113.3 per game) and they collect 45.3 boards per contest. The 76ers are committing 20.3 personal fouls every game and they shoot 76.3% from the free throw line. When it comes to executing on offense, the 76ers are connecting on 47.5% from the field, which ranks 9th in the league. They are assisting teammates 23.2 times per contest (23rd in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 14.9 times per game. The 76ers on the defensive end are ranked 7th in the NBA in PPG given up with 108.8. They are able to force 15.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.6% from the field (6th in basketball). The Philadelphia defense concedes 36.4% on three-point shots (734 of 2,017) and their opponents are connecting on 75.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 23.6 assists and 42.5 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks 6th and 7th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-8)
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