Philadelphia 76ers vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 6/11/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Friday, June 11, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-2)
The Atlanta Hawks (41-31) play the Philadelphia 76ers (49-23) at State Farm Arena on Friday in Game 3 of their series. The series is tied 1-1. Atlanta opens this contest as 2-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 224.5.
The 76ers notched a win by a score of 118-102 in Game 2. Philadelphia walked away from the game with a 52.9% field goal percentage (46 of 87) and made 12 out of their 26 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the 76ers knocked down 14 of 22 attempts for a rate of 63.6%. Pertaining to rebounding, they earned 37 with 6 of them being offensive. They also dished out 29 assists in this contest in addition to forcing 17 turnovers and earning 10 steals. In reference to defending, Philadelphia allowed the other team to shoot 45.8% from the floor on 38 out of 83 shooting. Atlanta totaled 20 assists and had 2 steals for this contest. In addition, Atlanta totaled 45 boards (12 offensive, 33 defensive) and got 8 blocks. Atlanta shot 83.3% from the free throw line by making 15 of 18 shots. They made 11 out of their 30 tries from three-point range.
Joel Embiid is one guy who was important for this contest. He ended up with 40 points on 13 out of 25 shooting. He was on the court for 34:40 minutes and also collected 13 rebounds. Embiid went 52.0% from the field and distributed 2 dimes. Someone else that had an impact in the matchup for the 76ers was Tobias Harris. He pulled down 6 rebounds in 36:49 minutes on the court. He ended up shooting 57.9% from the field for this contest by going 11-of-19 (22 points). Overall, Harris accounted for 4 assists.
Philadelphia heads into this one with a mark of 49-23 for the year. They average 113.6 points per outing (14th in the league) while hitting 47.6% from the field. The 76ers are shooting 37.4% on three-point attempts (811 of 2,169) and 76.7% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Philadelphia is snagging 45.1 boards per game and has accounted for 1,706 assists on the campaign, which is 22nd in the league in terms of passing. They are turning it over 14.4 times per game and as a team they are committing 20.2 fouls every game. When they are on defense, the 76ers are able to force 15.6 turnovers every game while drawing 21.0 personal fouls. They rank 5th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,694 conceded so far this season. The 76ers defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.3% (1,122 of 1,509) and they surrender 42.9 rebounds per game as a unit. They relinquish 36.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 6th in basketball in points per game allowed (108.1).
In their Game 2 loss, the Hawks were able to collect 33 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 45 for the contest. They coughed up the ball 17 times, while earning 2 steals for this contest. The 76ers earned 18 personal fouls for this game which got the Hawks to the free throw line for a total of 18 shots. They were able to knock down 15 of the free throw tries for a clip of 83.3%. Concerning three-point shots, Atlanta converted 11 of their 30 tries (36.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Hawks went 38 for 83 from the floor which had them at 45.8%. The Hawks allowed the 76ers to make 46 of 87 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 52.9% in the game. They finished shooting 46.2% from 3-point land by going 12 out of 26 and finished the contest at 14 out of 22 from the free throw line (63.6%). When it comes to rebounding, Atlanta allowed Philadelphia to grab 37 overall (6 offensive).
Trae Young pitched in for the Hawks for this contest. He converted 6 of 16 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 37.5%, and totaled 3 rebounds. Young tallied 21 points in his 37:50 mins on the hardwood and accumulated 11 assists in the game. One more player that played a role for Atlanta was Bogdan Bogdanovic. He accumulated 2 dimes in his 41:14 mins on the hardwood, and he shot 6 of 16 from the floor. Bogdanovic finished going 37.5% from the field and also collecting 14 points and 7 rebounds.
Atlanta has a mark of 41-31 for the season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Hawks are connecting on 46.8% from the field, which ranks 17th in the league. Atlanta has 8,186 pts on the season (113.7 per contest) and they collect 45.6 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 24.1 times per contest (19th in the league) and they are giving up possession 13.2 times per contest. The Hawks are responsible for committing 19.3 fouls every game and they connect on 81.2% from the charity stripe. The Hawks on the defensive end are ranked 12th in the NBA in PPG given up with 111.4. The Atlanta defense allows 34.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (858 of 2,460) and their opponents are converting on 80.3% of their foul shots. They relinquish 24.4 dimes and 42.7 boards per contest, which is 11th and 8th in the league. They have forced 12.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 46.3% from the field (12th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-2)
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