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Philadelphia 76ers vs Atlanta Hawks Odds
Atlanta will look to improve on its 33-26 record on Wednesday when they host Philadelphia in NBA odds action at Philips Arena.
Atlanta battles the 76ers, currently with a 23-36 mark (27-32 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 29-29-1 for the Hawks and 30-29 for the 76ers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The visitors opened this morning as 8-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 188.5 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 19-rated Hawks and the No. 23-ranked 76ers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 96-92 result in favor of the Hawks.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Atlanta's No. 25-rated squad against Philadelphia's No. 19-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Atlanta rates No. 3 in the league with 9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 22 with 6.2 per outing.
Defensively, the 76ers feature the league's No. 9-rated defense on the road, giving up 96.1 points per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Philadelphia was a 109-101 loser at home against the Celtics. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (210) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Thaddeus Young scored 19 points in a failed effort to lead the 76ers to victory (they lost 109-101 to Boston at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday).
Atlanta lost its last outing, a 104-88 result against the Nuggets on March 4. The Hawks failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point underdog, while the 192 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Hawks endured a 104-88 loss at the hands of the Nuggets on Monday, despite an 18 -point effort from Al Horford at Pepsi Center.
Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 4-6
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Denver are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4
A few 76ers at Hawks trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 10 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Atlanta's last 10 games when playing Philadelphia
Atlanta is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
Philadelphia at Miami, Friday, March 8
Atlanta at Boston, Friday, March 8