Philadelphia 76ers at Atlanta Hawks - 6/11/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Philadelphia 76ers at Atlanta Hawks - 6/11/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Hawks (46-33) vs Philadelphia 76ers (54-25)

Game Info: Friday, June 11, 2021 at 7:30 pm (State Farm Arena)

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The Philadelphia 76ers and the Atlanta Hawks meet in game three of their best of seven Eastern Conference semifinal series in NBA action from State Farm Arena on Friday night.

The Philadelphia 76ers will look to take a series lead here after evening the set up at one win apiece following their 118-102 win over the Hawks in game two last time out. Joel Embiid led the Sixers with 40 points along with a team-high 13 rebounds for the double-double while Tobias Harris added 22 points with 6 rebounds and 4 assists and Seth Curry chipped in 21 points on 8 of 13 shooting with 5 threes. Shake Milton chipped in 15 points to round out the scoring in double figures for the Sixers in the win while Danny Green had a team-high 8 assists and Ben Simmons added 7 assists. Embiid leads the Sixers in scoring in the playoffs with 29.2 PPG along with 8.2 RPG while Tobias Harris is 2nd in scoring with 23.9 PPG along with a team-high 9.4 RPG. Seth Curry is averaging 17.3 PPG and Ben Simmons has 13.6 PPG with 8.3 RPG and a team-high 9 APG. As a team, Philadelphia is averaging 123.4 PPG on 51.6% shooting from the field, 39.2% shooting from three and 69.5% from the foul line while allowing 113.4 PPG on 46.1% shooting from the field and 35.9% from three in their last five games.

The Atlanta Hawks will look to rebound after their disappointing defeat against the Sixers in game two last time out. Trae Young and Danilo Gallinari each had 21 points to lead the Hawks with Young adding a team-high 11 assists while Gallinari added 5 threes and 9 rebounds. Kevin Huerter had 20 points on 8 of 10 shooting with 3 threes and Bogdan Bogdanovic had 14 points with 7 rebounds. Clint Capela added 10 points with 8 rebounds to finish off the scoring in double figures for the Hawks in the losing effort while John Collins had 8 points and a team-high 10 rebounds. Young leads the Hawks in scoring and assists with 28.9 PPG and 10 APG while Bogdanovic has 15.3 PPG and 6.3 RPG. John Collins has 12.9 PPG and 6.3 RPG while Kevin Huerter and Danilo Gallinari each have 11+ PPG. Clint Capela also has 10.1 PPG and a team-high 12.1 RPG to lead the Hawks on the glass and average a double-double per game in the playoffs. As a team, Atlanta is averaging 110.2 PPG on 47% shooting from the field, 40.1% shooting from three and 85.1% from the foul line while allowing 104.2 PPG on 44.8% shooting from the field and 36.1% from three in their last five games.

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Philadelphia is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games against a team with a winning home record and 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games as a road favorite while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games following a win. Atlanta is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 20-6 ATS in their last 26 home games while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 playoff games as an underdog. The over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams in Atlanta.

This is an interesting series as we’ve seen the highs and lows from both sides in the first two games and from a total perspective we’ve seen the same as well. With that said, I think we see a similar game to game two instead of the shootout that we saw in game one as I think this could end up being a game where the first to 110 wins if we even get to that point. I think this is going to be a war of attrition in game three so give me the under here.

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