Philadelphia 76ers vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 11/17/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Friday, November 17, 2023
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Atlanta
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-1)
The Philadelphia 76ers (8-3) are headed to State Farm Arena on Friday where they will go up against the Atlanta Hawks (6-5). Atlanta opens as 1-point underdogs. The over/under comes in at 224.
The 76ers took the court against the Celtics and took a loss by a final of 117-107 in their last game. Concerning personal fouls, the 76ers ended up finishing with 14 while the Celtics totaled 15 personal fouls. They buried 18 out of their 50 shots from beyond the arc. Boston walked away from this one shooting 78.9% when shooting free throws by knocking down 15 of 19 tries. Furthermore, Boston collected 45 boards (12 offensive, 33 defensive) and added 1 block. Boston recorded 23 assists and had 7 steals in this game. In regard to defending, Philadelphia allowed their opponent to shoot 47.7% from the field on 42 of 88 shooting. They also doled out 18 assists in the game while forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and getting 5 steals. Concerning pulling down boards, they collected a total of 41 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the 76ers made 18 of their 22 attempts for a rate of 81.8%. Philadelphia ended the game having earned a 45.9% field goal percentage (39 of 85) and buried 11 of their 30 3-pointers.
Joel Embiid is one guy who played a role in the matchup. He had 20 points on 8 of 16 shooting. He played 34 mins and collected 9 rebounds. Embiid shot 50.0% from the field and also dished out 7 assists.
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Philadelphia heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 8-3 on the year. They are turning it over 13.6 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 19.8 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Philadelphia is pulling down 46.3 boards per contest and has tallied 271 assists for the campaign, which ranks 18th in basketball in terms of passing. The 76ers are shooting 36.4% on shots from beyond the arc (118 of 324) and 85.4% from the charity stripe. They average 119.9 pts per game (4th in the league) while shooting 48.4% from the field.
When they are on defense, the 76ers are forcing 13.9 turnovers per game and they draw 20.1 fouls. They concede 35.3% from beyond the arc while they are 14th in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (112.2). The 76ers defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.9% (447 of 974) and they relinquish 41.5 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They currently rank 21st in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 292 relinquished so far this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Hawks walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 116-114 when they faced the Knicks. The Hawks were able to collect 24 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards totaling 30 for this contest. They gave up possession 15 times, while getting 11 steals in the game. The Knicks were called for 20 personal fouls in the game which got the Hawks to the free throw line for a total of 26 tries. They were able to knock down 20 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 76.9%. When talking about shots from 3-point land, Atlanta buried 12 of their 31 tries (38.7%). At the conclusion of this game, the Hawks ended up shooting 41 for 75 from the field which gave them a percentage of 54.7%. The Hawks permitted the Knicks to knock down 45 of their 94 attempts from the field which had them shooting 47.9% for the contest. They finished 47.1% from 3-point land by going 16 of 34 and finished the contest at 10 of 11 at the free throw line (90.9%). When it comes to how they cleaned up the glass, Atlanta permitted New York to collect 42 in all (14 offensive).
Bogdan Bogdanovic was important for the Hawks for the matchup. Bogdanovic earned 28 points in his 29 minutes on the court and had 3 dimes for this contest. He converted 8 of 15 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 53.3%, and had 3 rebounds.
Atlanta has a record of 6-5 for the season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Hawks are hitting on 48.0% from the field, which is ranked 9th in the league. Atlanta has accounted for 1,323 pts so far this season (120.3 per contest) and they collect 44.6 boards per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 26.7 times per game (10th in the league) and they are giving up possession 15.6 times per contest. The Hawks are committing 18.1 fouls per contest and they go 83.5% from the charity stripe.
The Atlanta defense gives up 36.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter (143 of 392) and opponents are connecting on 77.2% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 27.3 assists and 42.0 boards per game, which is 25th and 9th in the league. The Hawks are ranked 23rd in the league in PPG given up with 117.2. They are able to force 15.9 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.5% from the floor (23rd in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-1)
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