Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 6/16/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+6.5)
The Philadelphia 76ers (49-23) host the Atlanta Hawks (41-31) at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday in Game 5 of their series. The series is tied 2-2. Atlanta opens this matchup as 6.5-point underdogs. The over/under opens at 224.5.
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The Hawks walked away with a win by a score of 103-100 in Game 4. Atlanta finished the game having earned a 36.6% FG percentage (37 of 101) and made 12 of 40 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Hawks made 17 of 21 attempts for a percentage of 81.0%. When discussing hauling in rebounds, they compiled 49 with 12 of them being offensive. They also doled out 24 assists in this matchup as well as forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and getting 5 steals. When discussing defense, Atlanta let their opponent shoot 43.5% from the field on 37 out of 85 shooting. Philadelphia recorded 23 dimes and had 2 steals in this contest. Additionally, Philadelphia pulled down 55 boards (8 offensive, 47 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. Philadelphia ended up going 71.4% at the free throw line by burying 15 of their 21 tries. They also knocked down 11 of their 27 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Trae Young is a guy who was important in this matchup. He racked up 25 points on 8 of 26 shooting. He played for 40:01 mins and also totaled 4 boards. Young finished shooting 30.8% from the field and earned 18 assists. An additional guy that came through in this matchup for the Hawks was Bogdan Bogdanovic. He collected 5 rebounds in 42:19 minutes on the court. He walked away from this one shooting 37.5% from the floor in this matchup by connecting on 9-of-24 (22 points). Overall, Bogdanovic wasn't able to notch an assist.
Atlanta will enter this game with a record of 41-31 for the year. The Hawks are hitting 37.3% on shots from 3-point land (895 of 2,402) and 81.2% from the free throw line. They are averaging 113.7 points per game (13th in basketball) while connecting on 46.8% from the floor. They are losing possession via turnover 13.2 times per game and as a unit they commit 19.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Atlanta is pulling down 45.6 boards per game and has totaled 1,737 dimes so far this season, which is 19th in basketball in terms of passing. On the defensive end of the court, the Hawks have forced 12.3 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.8 personal fouls. They are ranked 11th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,754 surrendered for the year. The Hawks are giving up a field goal percentage of 46.3% (886 of 1,422) and they concede 42.7 boards per game as a squad. They are surrendering 34.9% from 3-point land and they are ranked 12th in the NBA in PPG allowed (111.4).
In their Game 4 loss, the 76ers were able to snag 47 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 55 in this game. They coughed up the ball 12 times, while getting 2 steals for this contest. The Hawks were called for 18 fouls for the contest which got the 76ers to the charity stripe for a total of 21 tries. They were able to knock down 15 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 71.4%. With respect to shooting from downtown, Philadelphia knocked down 11 out of their 27 attempts (40.7%). Overall, the 76ers went 37 for 85 from the floor which had them shooting 43.5%. The 76ers permitted the Hawks to bury 37 out of 101 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 36.6% in the matchup. They went 30.0% from distance by hitting 12 of 40 and finished the contest at 17 of 21 from the free throw line (81.0%). When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, Philadelphia permitted Atlanta to grab 49 overall (12 on the offensive glass).
Tobias Harris was important for the 76ers for the game. He made 8 of 15 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 53.3%, and had 5 rebounds. Harris racked up 20 points in his 38:49 minutes on the court and added 2 assists in this game. One more player that ended being a contributor for Philadelphia was Joel Embiid. He ended up walking away with 4 assists in 36:15 mins on the court, and he shot 4 of 20 from the floor. Embiid wrapped this one up going 20.0% from the floor in addition to contributing 17 points and 21 boards.
Philadelphia has a mark of 49-23 on the year. When it comes to offense, the 76ers are hitting on 47.6% from the floor, which ranks them 8th in the league. Philadelphia has scored 8,182 pts this season (113.6 per game) and they collect 45.1 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 23.7 times per contest (22nd in the NBA) and they are turning it over 14.4 times per contest. The 76ers are responsible for committing 20.2 fouls per contest and they hit 76.7% from the charity stripe. The 76ers on the defensive end are ranked 6th in the NBA in points allowed per contest with 108.1. They are forcing their opponents into 15.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.3% from the field (4th in basketball). The Philadelphia defense gives up 36.0% on shots from behind the 3-point line (857 of 2,378) and opponents are connecting on 76.4% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 23.5 dimes and 42.9 boards per contest, which is 5th and 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-6.5)
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