Philadelphia 76ers vs. Atlanta Hawks - 2/24/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Atlanta Hawks (17-41) at Philadelphia 76ers (35-22)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -8 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks pay a visit to the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center on Monday night.
The Atlanta Hawks have found a bit of form lately with four wins in their last seven games and they will be aiming for a third straight victory after sneaking past the Mavericks in a 111-107 home win on Saturday. John Collins led the team with 35 points, 17 rebounds and two blocks, Trae Young added 25 points with 10 assists while Cameron Reddish chipped in with 20 points. As a team, the Hawks shot just 43 percent from the field and eight of 37 from the 3-point line as they looked to be in serious trouble after falling into an early 16-point deficit and trailing for most of the game, until the fourth quarter where took control with a decisive 19-5 run to escape with the unlikely win behind the play of Young who scored 13 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter.
Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers are coming into this game looking to bounce back after having their four-game win streak halted by the league-leading Bucks in a 119-98 road loss on Saturday. Joel Embiid led the team with 17 points, 11 rebounds and four assists but shot just five of 18 from the field, Shake Milton and Furkan Korkmaz each scored 17 points while Tobias Harris chipped in with 11 points. As a team, the 76ers shot just 35 percent from the field and 13 of 38 from the 3-point line as they rallied back from an early double-digit deficit, only to get blown away in the third quarter where they were outscored by 37-23.
Head to head, the over is 4-1 in the last five meetings overall, the Hawks are 19-7 ATS in the last 26 meetings overall and the Hawks are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Philadelphia.
De’Andre Hunter sat out the last game due to personal reasons and his status for Monday is unclear, while Ben Simmons abd Tobias Harris are both listed as questionable after suffering injuries on Saturday. The Hawks look to be enjoying their role as spoilers with so little to play for at this stage of the season, while the 76ers are looking to ramp up their intensity with the playoffs approaching. The Hawks have been in nice form lately and they are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Philadelphia, so with the 76ers so shorthanded in this one, I think the Hawks can make this one interesting right till the end.