Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 6/6/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Sunday, June 6, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+2.5)
The Philadelphia 76ers (49-23) host the Atlanta Hawks (41-31) at Wells Fargo Center on Sunday in Game 1 of their series. The line on this contest has Philadelphia as 2.5-point favorites. The total opens at 220.5.
The Atlanta Hawks earned the victory with a final of 103-89 to close out the Knicks in 5 games. Atlanta finished with a 42.5% FG percentage (37 of 87) and knocked down 9 out of their 34 three-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Hawks converted 20 of their 26 tries for a rate of 76.9%. With respect to rebounding, they compiled a total of 48 with 14 of them being offensive. They also distributed 17 assists for this game as well as forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and having 7 steals. In relation to defense, Atlanta allowed 37.8% from the floor on 31 out of 82 shooting. New York recorded 19 assists and had 5 steals for the contest. Furthermore, New York had 45 rebounds (14 offensive, 31 defensive) and got 8 blocked shots. New York finished the game shooting 83.3% from the charity stripe by converting 15 of their 18 attempts. They also converted 12 out of their 30 attempts from distance.
Trae Young is one player who played a role in this matchup. He walked away with 36 points on 10 out of 28 shooting. He saw the court for 41:15 mins and grabbed 4 rebounds. Young shot 35.7% from the floor and distributed 9 dimes. An additional guy that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Hawks was De'Andre Hunter. He grabbed 3 rebounds in 34:30 minutes played on the night. He walked away from this one shooting 54.5% from the field in this matchup by going 6-of-11 (15 points). When the time ran out, Hunter accounted for 1 assist.
Atlanta enters this one with a mark of 41-31 this season. They currently have an average of 113.7 points per outing (13th in the league) while hitting 46.8% from the field. The Hawks are hitting 37.3% on shots from distance (895 of 2,402) and 81.2% from the free throw line. As a team, Atlanta is collecting 45.6 rebounds per game and has racked up 1,737 assists for the season, which ranks 19th in the league in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 13.2 times per contest and as a group they commit 19.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Hawks are able to force 12.3 turnovers per game and they draw 19.8 personal fouls. They are 11th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,754 surrendered this season. The Hawks are giving up a field goal percentage of 46.3% (886 of 1,422) and they concede 42.7 rebounds per game as a unit. They are giving up 34.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 12th in basketball in points per game allowed (111.4).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Philadelphia 76ers walked away with a victory by a final of 129-112 against the Washington Wizards to close them out in 5 games as well. The 76ers were able to pull down 32 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 40 in the matchup. They also turned the ball over 8 times, while earning 9 steals for this game. The Wizards earned 30 fouls for this game which got the 76ers to the charity stripe for a total of 43 shots. They were able to convert 34 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 79.1%. In relation to shots from beyond the arc, Philadelphia buried 9 of their 27 attempts (33.3%). Overall, the 76ers finished the game shooting 43 for 84 from the floor which had them at 51.2%. The 76ers allowed the Wizards to convert 39 of their 79 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 49.4% for the game. They went 40.0% from downtown by shooting 8 of 20 and finished the game at 26 of 33 from the free throw line (78.8%). In the matter of attacking the glass, Philadelphia permitted Washington to snag 38 in all (7 on the offensive glass).
Seth Curry ended up having an impact for the 76ers for the game. He converted 10 of 17 for the contest for a field goal rate of 58.8%, but didn't pull down a rebound. Curry earned 30 points in his 30:58 minutes on the court and accounted for 2 assists for the contest. An additional guy that was important for Philadelphia was Tobias Harris. He came away with 6 assists in 36:39 mins on the hardwood, and he shot 9 out of 17 from the floor. Harris ended the game having shot 52.9% from the field while earning 28 points and 9 rebounds.
Philadelphia has a record of 49-23 on the campaign. In terms of offensive execution, the 76ers are connecting on 47.6% from the field, which is 8th in the NBA. Philadelphia has tallied 8,182 pts for the year (113.6 per game) and they average 45.1 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 23.7 times per contest (22nd in basketball) and they turn it over 14.4 times per contest. The 76ers commit 20.2 fouls per contest and they hit 76.7% from the free throw line. The 76ers defensively are ranked 6th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 108.1. The Philadelphia defense gives up 36.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (857 of 2,378) and their opposition knocks down 76.4% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 23.5 dimes and 42.9 boards every game, ranking them 5th and 11th in the league. They are able to force 15.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.3% from the floor (4th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta (+2.5)
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