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76ers home to Hawks in NBA betting action

Atlanta HawksPhiladelphia 76ers
23-21January 31, 2014, 07:30 | Wells Fargo Center15-31

Philadelphia looks to cover the 76ers-Hawks pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 15-31 mark when they host Atlanta in NBA action.

The Hawks will try to spoil the party on Friday; they are 24-20 ATS against the number this season, while the 76ers are 19-27 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Atlanta is 26-17-1 on the totals; Philadelphia is 23-22-1.

View Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds and Stats.

Philadelphia opened as 3.5-point underdogs at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 211.5 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 10-rated Hawks taking on the No. 29-rated 76ers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 97-88 win for the Hawks on Friday.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 111-109 loser as they battled the Thunder on the road. The Hawks covered in the match as a 9.5-point underdog, while 220 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Paul Millsap scored 23 points in a failed effort to lead the Hawks to victory (they lost 111-109 to Oklahoma City at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Monday).

The 76ers were a 95-94 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Celtics. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (189) made winners of UNDER bettors. Philadelphia earned a 95-94 victory over Boston on Wednesday, getting 20 points from Spencer Hawes at TD Garden.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Philadelphia's No. 10-rated squad against Atlanta's No. 26-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Philadelphia rates No. 23 in the league with 6.87 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 4 with 9.32 per outing.

Next up:
Atlanta home to Minnesota, Saturday, February 1st
Philadelphia at Detroit, Saturday, February 1st