Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 6/8/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+4.5)
The Atlanta Hawks (41-31) go to Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the Philadelphia 76ers (49-23) in Game 2 of their series. Atlanta opens this contest as 4.5-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 222.5.
The Hawks went home with a win by a final score of 128-124 in Game 1. Atlanta finished the game with a 51.2% field goal percentage (44 out of 86) and converted 20 of their 47 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Hawks knocked down 20 of 21 tries for a percentage of 95.2%. Pertaining to rebounding, they collected 35 with 3 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 23 assists for the matchup in addition to creating 19 turnovers and having 10 steals. When talking about defense, Atlanta allowed the other team to go 54.9% from the floor on 45 out of 82 shooting. Philadelphia recorded 25 assists and had 12 steals in this contest. On top of that, Philadelphia snagged 41 rebounds (8 offensive, 33 defensive) and had 3 blocked shots. Philadelphia went 68.6% from the free throw line by converting 24 of 35 shots. They also made 10 of 29 attempts from 3-point range.
Trae Young is one guy who was a factor for the contest. He recorded 35 points on 11 of 23 shooting. He was on the court for 39:01 minutes and grabbed 2 rebounds. Young finished the game shooting 47.8% from the floor and also totaled 10 assists. An additional guy that was a factor in this matchup for the Hawks was Bogdan Bogdanovic. He grabbed 4 rebounds in 36:03 minutes on the court. He finished the game at 41.2% from the field for the game by going 7-of-17 (21 points). When all was said and done, Bogdanovic had accumulated 5 assists.
Atlanta will enter this contest with a mark of 41-31 for the year. They average 113.7 pts per contest (13th in the league) while hitting 46.8% from the floor. The Hawks are connecting on 37.3% on shots from downtown (895 of 2,402) and 81.2% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Atlanta is pulling down 45.6 boards per game and has racked up 1,737 assists this year, which is 19th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 13.2 times per contest and as a group they are committing 19.3 fouls every game. On defense, the Hawks are forcing 12.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.8 personal fouls. They are giving up 34.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 12th in the league in PPG allowed (111.4). The Hawks defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 46.3% (886 of 1,422) and they surrender 42.7 boards per contest as a squad. They currently rank 11th in the NBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,754 surrendered so far this season.
In their Game 1 loss, the 76ers recorded 33 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 41 in this game. They turned the ball over 19 times, while recording 12 steals in this matchup. The Hawks committed 26 fouls for the matchup which got the 76ers to the charity stripe for 35 attempts. They were able to convert 24 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 68.6%. Concerning shots from beyond the arc, Philadelphia made 10 out of their 29 attempts (34.5%). Overall, the 76ers went 45 for 82 from the field which gave them a rate of 54.9%. The 76ers permitted the Hawks to convert 44 of their 86 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 51.2% in the matchup. They finished the game shooting 42.6% from 3-point land by going 20 out of 47 and ended up going 20 out of 21 from the free throw line (95.2%). With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, Philadelphia permitted Atlanta to snag 35 overall (3 offensive).
Joel Embiid ended up being important for the 76ers for the game. He buried 12 out of 21 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and had 9 rebounds. Embiid earned 39 points in his 38:03 mins of playing time and accounted for 4 assists for the contest. An additional guy that was important for Philadelphia was Seth Curry. He walked away with 3 dimes in 36:23 mins on the court, and he knocked down 7 of 12 from the floor. Curry wrapped this one up going 58.3% from the field and also earning 21 points and 4 rebounds.
Philadelphia has a win-loss mark of 49-23 for the season. Philadelphia has earned 8,182 pts on the year (113.6 per game) and they average 45.1 boards per game. The 76ers commit 20.2 fouls per contest and they shoot 76.7% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the 76ers are hitting on 47.6% from the field, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. They are assisting teammates 23.7 times per game (22nd in basketball) and they are turning it over 14.4 times per game. The 76ers on the defensive end are ranked 6th in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 108.1. They have forced 15.6 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 45.3% from the field (4th in basketball). The Philadelphia defense allows 36.0% on shots from beyond the arc (857 of 2,378) and opponents are making 76.4% of their foul shots. They have given up 23.5 dimes and 42.9 boards per game, which is 5th and 11th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta (+4.5)
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