76ers take on Hawks in hoops contest
Philadelphia 76ers vs Atlanta Hawks Odds
The 76ers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Hawks in Atlanta at Philips Arena on Friday in NBA action.
This season the Hawks are 42-34 overall and 35-39-2 ATS against the number, while the 76ers are 30-44 and 35-38-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Atlanta is 38-37-1 on the OU, and Philadelphia is 37-37.
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Hawks installed as 7-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including , at 194.5.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 22-rated 76ers taking on the No. 19-rated Hawks in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 97-93 win for the Hawks on Friday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 15-ranked offense (97.7 PPG) against a 76ers defense that ranks No. 10 at 96.3 PPG. The Hawks have averaged 46.5% from the field per game, more than the 76ers have managed so far this season (44.4% on average).
Defensively, the 76ers feature the league's No. 10-rated defense on the road, giving up 96.9 points per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Philadelphia was an 88-83 loser on the road against the Bobcats. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (171) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Damien Wilkins scored 20 points in a failed effort to lead the 76ers to victory (they lost 88-83 to Charlotte at Time Warner Cable Arena on Wednesday).
Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 95-82 loser as they battled the Knicks at home. The Hawks failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point favorite, while 177 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Kyle Korver went off for 25 points and added 6 rebounds but it wasn't enough as New York defeated Atlanta, 95-82 at Philips Arena.
Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Charlotte are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5
Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing San Antonio are 5-5
After playing New York are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
A few 76ers at Hawks trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 11 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Atlanta's last 11 games when playing Philadelphia
Atlanta is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Philadelphia at Miami, Saturday, April 6
Atlanta at San Antonio, Saturday, April 6