76ers face Hawks: NBA odds preview

Philadelphia 76ers Atlanta Hawks
5-4 November 15, 2013, 07:30 | Philips Arena 4-4



The Hawks will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the 76ers tip off at Philips Arena on Friday in NBA play.

The Hawks bring a 4-4 record (5-3 ATS) to the battle against the 5-4 76ers, who are 6-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Atlanta go 6-2 so far and the 76ers go 6-3. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Philadelphia 76ers vs Atlanta Hawks Odds and Stats.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Hawks at No. 19 and the 76ers at No. 24 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 98-94 result in favor of the Hawks.

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Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 123-117 winner as they battled the Rockets at home. The 76ers covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog, while 240 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The 76ers got a 36-point performance from James Anderson as Philadelphia handed Houston a 123-117 defeat on Wednesday at Wells Fargo Center.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 95-91 loser at home against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (186) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Atlanta got 25 points from Jeff Teague en route to a 95-91 loss against New York on Wednesday at Philips Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting 76ers rank No. 7 in the league with 45.33 per game. That compares with Atlanta’s No. 21 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Atlanta is the NBA’s No. 13-ranked team at 8 per game, while the 76ers rate No. 14 with 7.78 per contest.

A few 76ers at Hawks trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 11 games
Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Atlanta is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games
Atlanta is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Atlanta is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games at home


Next up:
Philadelphia at Charlotte, Saturday, November 16th
Atlanta at New York, Saturday, November 16th