Philadelphia 76ers vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 6/14/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Monday, June 14, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-3)
The Atlanta Hawks (41-31) host the Philadelphia 76ers (49-23) at State Farm Arena on Monday in Game 4 of their series. Philly leads 2-1. Atlanta opens this matchup as 3-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 225.
The 76ers walked away with a win by a score of 127-111 in Game 3. Philadelphia wrapped up the contest with a 58.2% field goal percentage (46 out of 79) and converted 10 of their 21 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the free throw line, the 76ers knocked down 25 of their 39 shots for a percentage of 64.1%. In relation to grabbing boards, they compiled a total of 36 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 28 dimes in this game while creating 11 turnovers and earning 8 steals. Pertaining to defense, Philadelphia let their opponent shoot 47.6% from the floor on 39 of 82 shooting. Atlanta recorded 15 assists and had 6 steals for the matchup. Moreover, Atlanta grabbed 36 rebounds (11 offensive, 25 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. Atlanta walked away from this one shooting 84.4% from the charity stripe by burying 27 of their 32 tries. They converted 6 out of their 23 tries from 3-point land.
Joel Embiid is a player who was important in this contest. He racked up 27 points on 7 out of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 33:55 minutes played and pulled down 9 rebounds. Embiid walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the field and earned 8 dimes. An additional guy that was a major contributor in this game for the 76ers was Tobias Harris. He snagged 8 rebounds in 38:27 min on the court. He ended up shooting 62.5% from the floor for the matchup by connecting on 10-of-16 (22 points). When the game finished, Harris totaled 5 assists.
Philadelphia steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 49-23 on the campaign. The 76ers are shooting 37.4% on shots from 3-point land (811 of 2,169) and 76.7% from the free throw line. They are averaging 113.6 points per game (14th in the NBA) while hitting 47.6% from the field. They turn it over 14.4 times per contest and as a team are committing 20.2 fouls every game. As a team, Philadelphia is collecting 45.1 boards per contest and has accounted for 1,706 assists for the season, which ranks 22nd in basketball in terms of passing the ball. When they are on the defensive end, the 76ers are forcing 15.6 turnovers every game while drawing 21.0 personal fouls. The 76ers defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 45.3% (1,122 of 1,509) and they surrender 42.9 boards per contest as a group. They currently rank 5th in the NBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,694 surrendered this season. They give up 36.0% on 3-pointers and they rank 6th in the NBA in PPG allowed (108.1).
In their Game 3 loss, the Hawks recorded 25 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 36 for the matchup. They also coughed up the ball 11 times, while earning 6 steals in this contest. The 76ers earned 26 fouls in the matchup which got the Hawks to the free throw line for a total of 32 attempts. They were able to knock down 27 of the free throws for a rate of 84.4%. When it comes to shooting from beyond the arc, Atlanta converted 6 out of their 23 attempts (26.1%). When all was said and done, the Hawks went 39 for 82 from the floor which had them shooting 47.6%. The Hawks permitted the 76ers to make 46 out of their 79 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 58.2% in this matchup. They went 47.6% from beyond the arc by going 10 of 21 and walked away from this one shooting 25 out of 39 from the charity stripe (64.1%). When discussing cleaning the glass, Atlanta permitted Philadelphia to pull down 36 overall (10 on the offensive glass).
Trae Young pitched in for the Hawks for the game. He buried 9 out of 17 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 52.9%, but wasn't able to snag a rebound. Young recorded 28 points in his 36:44 minutes on the court and earned 8 dimes for the matchup. An additional guy that was important for Atlanta was John Collins. He ended up walking away with no assists in 33:08 mins on the hardwood, and he converted 10 of 14 from the floor. Collins ended up shooting 71.4% from the field while also contributing 23 points and 7 boards.
Atlanta has a win-loss record of 41-31 for the campaign. The Hawks have committed 19.3 fouls per contest and they shoot 81.2% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 24.1 times per contest (19th in basketball) and they turn it over 13.2 times per contest. Atlanta has accounted for 8,186 points for the year (113.7 per contest) and they pull down 45.6 boards per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Hawks are connecting on 46.8% from the floor, which is ranked 17th in the league. The Hawks on the defensive end are ranked 12th in the league in PPG given up with 111.4. The Atlanta defense allows 34.9% from downtown (858 of 2,460) and their opponents are knocking down 80.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 24.4 assists and 42.7 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 11th and 8th in the league. They are forcing 12.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.3% from the floor (12th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta (+3)
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