Philadelphia 76ers vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 6/18/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Friday, June 18, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-3)
State Farm Arena is the site where and the Atlanta Hawks (41-31) will play the Philadelphia 76ers (49-23) on Friday in Game 6 of their series. Atlanta leads 3-2. Atlanta opens this contest as 3-point dogs. The total has been set at 222.5.
The 76ers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 109-106 in Game 5. Philadelphia ended the contest with a 46.7% field goal percentage (35 out of 75) and converted 13 out of their 30 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the 76ers buried 23 of their 38 tries for a percentage of 60.5%. With respect to rebounding, they collected a total of 44 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 20 assists in this game in addition to forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and having 7 steals. With regard to the defense, Philadelphia allowed their opponent to shoot 45.9% from the floor on 39 of 85 shooting. Atlanta totaled 14 dimes and had 10 steals for the matchup. Additionally, Atlanta pulled down 40 rebounds (10 offensive, 30 defensive) and got 6 rejections. Atlanta walked away from this one shooting 78.6% at the charity stripe by burying 22 of their 28 attempts. They also converted 9 of 26 tries from distance.
Joel Embiid is a player who was a major factor in this matchup. He accounted for 37 points on 12 out of 20 shooting. He was on the court for 39:26 mins and also collected 13 boards. Embiid finished the game shooting 60.0% from the floor and also distributed 5 dimes. An additional guy that was a major factor in this contest for the 76ers was Seth Curry. He snagged 7 rebounds in his 37:33 min on the hardwood. He finished the game at 68.4% from the floor for the matchup by connecting on 13-of-19 (36 points). When the time ran out, Curry finished the game without an assist.
Philadelphia comes into this matchup with a mark of 49-23 so far this year. They currently have an average of 113.6 pts per contest (14th in the NBA) while hitting 47.6% from the floor. The 76ers are connecting on 37.4% on three-point attempts (811 of 2,169) and 76.7% from the free throw line. As a team, Philadelphia is collecting 45.1 rebounds per contest and has racked up 1,706 dimes for the season, which is 22nd in the league in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 14.4 times per contest and as a group are committing 20.2 personal fouls every game. On defense, the 76ers are forcing 15.6 turnovers per game and they draw 21.0 fouls. They are currently ranked 5th in basketball in allowing assists with 1,694 conceded for the year. The 76ers defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 45.3% (1,122 of 1,509) and they surrender 42.9 rebounds per contest as a team. They are relinquishing 36.0% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 6th in basketball in points per game allowed (108.1).
In their Game 5 win, the Hawks pulled down 30 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 40 for this game. They also coughed up the ball 11 times, while recording 10 steals in the game. The 76ers committed 21 fouls in the matchup which took the Hawks to the charity stripe for a total of 28 shots. They were able to knock down 22 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 78.6%. With regard to shots from beyond the arc, Atlanta made 9 out of their 26 tries (34.6%). Overall, the Hawks ended up going 39 out of 85 from the floor which had them sitting at 45.9%. The Hawks permitted the 76ers to bury 35 out of 75 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 46.7% for the contest. They finished 43.3% from 3-point land by shooting 13 out of 30 and finished the contest at 23 out of 38 at the free throw line (60.5%). Regarding how they rebounded, Atlanta allowed Philadelphia to pull down 44 overall (7 offensive).
Trae Young ended up being a factor for the Hawks for the game. He made 10 out of 23 for the game for a field goal percentage of 43.5%, and earned 1 rebound. Young had 39 points in his 40:18 minutes on the court and totaled 7 assists in this contest. Someone else that was pivotal for Atlanta was John Collins. He ended up walking away with 1 assist in 36:10 mins played, and he shot 7 out of 12 from the floor. Collins ended up shooting 58.3% from the field and also contributing 19 points and 11 rebounds.
Atlanta has a record of 41-31 this year. The Hawks are responsible for committing 19.3 fouls per game and they shoot 81.2% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 24.1 times per game (19th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.2 times per game. Atlanta has scored 8,186 points this year (113.7 per game) and they collect 45.6 boards per contest. As an offensive team, the Hawks are hitting on 46.8% from the floor, which is 17th in the NBA. The Hawks defensively are ranked 12th in the NBA in points given up per game with 111.4. They are able to force 12.3 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.3% from the field (12th in the league). The Atlanta defense concedes 34.9% on 3-pointers (858 of 2,460) and their opponents are connecting on 80.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 24.4 assists and 42.7 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 11th and 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta (+3)
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