Hawks vs. 76ers Predictions, Odds, Preview

June 8, 2021
by Kevin Rogers
NBA Expert

Atlanta turned heads in Game 1 by shooting lights out in the first half at Philadelphia while holding off the top-seeded 76ers to grab a 1-0 series lead.

The 76ers look to even things up on Tuesday night at home and avoid a 2-0 series deficit before heading to Atlanta on Friday night.

Hawks vs. 76ers Betting Resources

Betting Odds - Hawks vs. 76ers

Subject to Change

  • Spread: 76ers -5
  • Money-Line: Philadelphia -220, Atlanta +180
  • Total: 224.5

The Hawks captured the series opener with the 76ers as the two squads play Game 2 on Tuesday night. (AP)

Hawks vs. 76ers Current Form

Atlanta showed that finishing off New York in five games of the first round was no fluke after the Hawks jumped on the 76ers in Game 1 of the second round.

The Hawks scored 42 first quarter points on Sunday and led the 76ers by 20 points at halftime before holding on for a 128-124 victory.

Atlanta drilled 20 three-pointers, while star guard Trae Young led the way with 35 points and Bogdan Bogdanvoic put up 21 points, including hitting five treys.

There was uncertainty regarding 76ers' All-Star center Joel Embiid and if he would play after missing Game 5 of the first round with a knee injury.

Embiid suited up and didn't miss a beat by leading Philadelphia with 39 points, but the 76ers missed 11 free throws and 19 three-point attempts, while Ben Simmons misfired on seven of 10 tries from the foul line.

Hawks vs. 76ers Head-to-Head

  • June 6, 2021 - Hawks 128 at 76ers 124, Atlanta +4.5, Over 219.5
  • Apr. 30, 2021 - 76ers 126 vs. Hawks 104, Philadelphia -7.5, Over 224
  • Apr. 28, 2021 - 76ers 127 vs. Hawks 83, Philadelphia -9.5, Under 213
  • Jan. 11, 2021 - Hawks 112 vs. 76ers 94, Atlanta -6, Under 223.5

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

Atlanta Hawks Betting Outlook

Inside the Stats (2020-2021)

  • Overall: 46-32 SU, 44-33-1 ATS, 37-41 OU
  • Road: 19-21 SU, 19-20-1 ATS, 20-20-1 OU

Atlanta is riding a 7-1 ATS run the last eight games, while owning a 6-3 ATS mark in the past nine road contests overall.

The Hawks have hit the 'over' in nine of the previous 11 road games with a total of 216 or higher, while allowing at least 120 points six times in this stretch.

Philadelphia 76ers Betting Outlook

Inside the Stats (2020-2021)

  • Overall: 53-25 SU, 41-34-3 ATS, 39-39 OU
  • Home: 32-8 SU, 24-15-1 ATS, 24-16 OU

The 76ers have lost consecutive home games only once this season, coming in mid-April against Golden State and Phoenix.

Philadelphia is 5-1 to the 'over' in the playoffs and has drilled the 'over' in seven of the past eight games overall.

Key Injuries

Atlanta Hawks

  • PF De'Andre Hunter: Knee - Questionable
  • PG Kris Dunn: Illness - Out
  • PG Brandon Goodwin: Illness - Out
  • SF Cameron Reddish: Achilles - Out

Philadelphia 76ers

  • C Joel Embiid: Knee - Questionable

Hawks vs. 76ers Prediction

Atlanta shot lights out in the first half and the deficit was too big to overcome for Philadelphia. The 76ers are still one of the best home teams in the NBA and should bounce back here to even up the series at 1-1.

Score Prediction: 76ers 114, Hawks 108
Best Bet: Philadelphia -5