Atlanta Hawks at Philadelphia 76ers - 6/6/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Philadelphia 76ers (53-24) vs Atlanta Hawks (45-32)
Game Info: Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 1:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
Betting Odds: Philadelphia 76ers -3 -- Over/Under: 220.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Atlanta Hawks and the Philadelphia 76ers meet in game one of their best of seven Eastern Conference semi-final series in NBA action from the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday.
The Atlanta Hawks come into this one looking to keep their momentum going after taking care of the New York Knicks in five games following a 103-89 win over the Knicks in their last matchup to close out the series. Trae Young led the Hawks with 36 points and 9 assists including a 13 of 15 mark from the foul line to lead the Hawks once again while Clint Capela had 14 points and 15 rebounds for the double-double. DeAndre Hunter and John Collins also scored in double figures for the Hawks in the winning effort. Young leads the Hawks with 29.2 PPG and 9.8 APG this postseason while Bogdan Bogdanovic has 14.4 PPG and 6.6 RPG. John Collins and DeAndre Hunter are also averaging double-figures in scoring as is Clint Capela who has 10 PPG and a team-high 13.4 RPG so far in the playoffs. Atlanta is averaging 104 PPG on 44.3% shooting from the field, 36% from three and 83.3% from the foul line while allowing 97 PPG on 39.8 PPG and 34.2% from three as a team in their last five games.
The Philadelphia 76ers also come in off of a five-game series win after taking down the Washington Wizards by a final count of 129-112 in their last game. Seth Curry led the charge with 30 points in the win while Tobias Harris had 28 points with 9 rebound and 6 assists and Ben Simmons had 19 points with 10 rebounds and 11 assists for the triple-double. Tyrese Maxey, Furnan Korkmaz and Dwight Howard all scored in double figures as well for the Sixers in the win. Harris leads the Sixers with 25 PPG while also logging 10 RPG averaging a double-double per contest while Joel Embiid missed game five and is questionable for this game but still has 24 PPG and 6.8 RPG for the Sixers. Seth Curry is averaging 15.8 PPG and Simmons has 14.8 PPG with team-highs of 10.2 RPG and 9.2 APG to cap off the group of double digit scorers for the Sixers this postseason. As a team, Philadelphia is averaging 124 PPG on 51.1% shooting from the field, 37.7% from three and 70.5% from the foul line while allowing 110 PPG on 45.8% shooting from the field and 28.9% from three in their last five games.
Atlanta is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 playoff games as an underdog. Philadelphia is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 playoff games as a favorite while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games overall.
I think this is going to be an adjustment for both sides as there’s going to be a big size adjustment for Atlanta to make, especially with Simmons running the point against Trae Young, while Philadelphia is going to have to adjust to an Atlanta team that actually plays defense which isn’t something that they dealt with in the first round against Washington. All in all, I think this is a lower scoring game that comes in under the number to start the series.