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76ers home to Hawks in NBA betting action

Atlanta HawksPhiladelphia 76ers
Dec 21, 7:00 PM | Wells Fargo Center

Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds

15-8TEAM RECORD12-14

The 76ers hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Friday as the Hawks pay a visit to Wells Fargo Center in NBA betting action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The 76ers currently sports a record of 12-14, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-15 ATS. The Hawks are 15-8 and 9-13-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the 76ers post a 17-9 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Hawks have gone 11-11-1 against the number.

View Atlanta vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 28-rated 76ers and the No. 15-ranked Hawks, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 98-92 result in favor of the Hawks.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 93.2 PPG, against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 8 at 94.4 PPG. The 76ers field goal percentage has averaged 43.5% so far, less than the Hawks shooters have achieved on the year, 45.1% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Hawks own the league's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 90.9 points per game when playing on the road. Philadelphia, on the other hand, rates No. 25 in scoring on their home court.

Atlanta lost its last outing, a 100-92 result against the Thunder on December 19. The Hawks failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog, while the 192 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Jeff Teague scored 19 points in a failed effort to lead the Hawks to victory (they lost 100-92 to Oklahoma City at Philips Arena on Wednesday).

The 76ers were a 125-103 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (228) made winners of OVER bettors. The 76ers were blown out by Houston on Wednesday, losing by a 125-103 final at Toyota Center in basketball betting action.

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Chicago are 5-5
After playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing Brooklyn are 6-4
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

A few Hawks at 76ers trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Atlanta is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta home to Chicago, Saturday, December 22
Philadelphia at Brooklyn, Sunday, December 23

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