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Hawks vs. 76ers Predictions, Odds, Preview

Apr. 27, 2021
by Joe Williams
NBA Expert

The Atlanta Hawks (34-28) travel to meet the Philadelphia 76ers (40-21) at Wells Fargo Center at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

The Hawks were dumped 100-86 by the Pistons last time out in Detroit on Monday, failing to come close as a 4.5-point favorite as the UNDER (215.5) connected. That snapped a modest two-game win streak. The 76ers picked up their 40th win in a 121-90 rout agaisnt the Thunder, slapping the brakes on a four-game losing skid.

Hawks vs. 76ers Betting Resources

Betting Odds - Hawks vs. 76ers

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  • Spread: Philadelphia -8
  • Money-Line: 76ers -350, Hawks +280
  • Total: 220.5

The 76ers are favored by four buckets over the visiting Hawks, and that might be a little on the risky side considering Philadelphia is 1-4 SU across the past five, while going 1-5-1 ATS over the previous seven games overall. The Hawks managed just 19 points in the fourth quarter as they fell 100-86 in Detroit.

Despite the loss last time out, the Hawks have been red-hot against the number lately with 11 covers across the past 15 outings. They're an even more impressive 4-1 ATS across the past five as an underdog, too, while going 4-0 ATS in the past four after a straight-up loss.

These teams are meeting for the first time since Jan. 11, when the Hawks polished off the 76ers by a 112-94 score as the UNDER connected.

The 76ers snapped a four-game skid in Monday's home blowout of the Thunder as Philadelphia hosts Atlanta on Wednesday. (AP)

Hawks vs. 76ers Current Form-Last Game

Atlanta had a horrific shooting night in Detroit, hitting 33-of-85 (39%) from the field, including an absolutely horrid 4-of-27 (15%) from behind the three-point line.

Philadelphia took OKC behind the shed in Monday's rout. Joel Embiid racked up 21 points with five rebounds, three steals and a 6-of-10 shooting night. Dwight Howard was good for nine points and 11 boards, and the 76ers ended up hitting 55% with a 47-of-86 shooting night, including 44% (14-of-32) from behind the three-point line.

Hawks vs. 76ers Head-to-Head

  • Jan. 11, 2021 - Hawks 112 vs. 76ers 94, Atlanta -6, Under 223.5

The last time these teams met, the Hawks blasted the 76ers at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. Embiid was good for 24 points, 11 rebounds and a blocked shots in 23 minutes, while Tyrese Maxey was good for 15 points, six rebounds, four assists and a pair of blocked shots.

The performances of those two, as well as a respectable showing from Isaiah Joe and Dakota Mathias, were still not enough to help them recover from absolutely terribly showings from Danny Green and Mike Scott, who were a combined 1-of-16, including 0-for-12 from behind the three-point line.

For the Hawks, Clint Capela posted 12 points with 11 rebounds and a blocked shot, while Trae Young was good for 26 points, eight assists and three triples.

(SU-Straight Up, ATS - Against the Spread, OU - Over-Under)

Atlanta Hawks Betting Outlook

Inside the Stats (2020-2021)

  • Overall: 34-28 SU, 34-27-1 ATS, 30-32 OU
  • Road: 16-17 SU, 16-16-1 ATS, 17-16-1 OU

The Hawks are right in the mix for home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs, tied with the New York Knicks at 34-28 as they jockey for the fourth seed. They're also two games ahead of the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat.

Atlanta was doing well, having won four of the past five, including four victories in regulation and an overtime loss to the aforementioned Knicks on April 21. The Hawks are also 4-2 ATS across the past six outings, and the OVER/UNDER is 3-3 during the previous six.

The Hawks head into this one with a 9-1 ATS mark across the past 10 when working on a day of rest, and they're 4-0 ATS in the past four after a straight-up loss and 4-0 ATS in the past four after a cover.

Philadelphia 76ers Betting Outlook

Inside the Stats (2020-2021)

  • Overall: 40-21 SU, 31-27-3 ATS, 28-33 OU
  • Home: 23-7 SU, 17-12-1 ATS, 17-13 OU

The 76ers have managed a dismal 1-5-1 ATS mark across the past seven games overall, and they're also 1-5-1 ATS in the past seven at home. As a home favorite they have covered just once in the previous six as a home favorite, so they're a little on the risky side in this one.

Philly is also 0-4-1 ATS in the past five against teams with a winning overall record. The 76ers haven't had a lot of success in recent seasons against the Hawks, cashing just seven times in the past 26 meetings.

Key Injuries

Atlanta Hawks

  • SG Kevin Huerter: Shoulder - Doubtful
  • PG Trae Young: Ankle - Out
  • SF Cam Reddish: Achilles - Out
  • SG Tony Snell: Ankle - Out
  • PF De'Andre Hunter: Knee - Out

Philadelphia 76ers

  • PF Mike Scott: Hip - Questionable

Hawks vs. 76ers Prediction

The Hawks roughed up the 76ers in the only previous meeting this season, and they have been on fire against the number in this series in recent years. Atlanta is worth backing, as they're also playing with a little more urgency lately as they jockeying for playoff positioning.

Lately it's been all about the OVER for the Hawks, cashing in five of the past seven against teams with a straight-up record while going a perfect 6-0 in the past six after a non-cover. The OVER is also 13-3 in Atlanta's past 16 after a SU loss. The Sixers have the UNDER arrow pointing at them in most areas, although the OVER is 5-2 in the past seven against winning teams. The OVER is also 5-2 in the past seven in this series.

Score Prediction: Hawks 115, 76ers 110
Best Bet: Hawks +8
Best Bet: OVER 220.5

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