Hawks vs 76ers Prediction NBA Picks 2/9/24

Philadelphia 76ers (30-19) vs Atlanta Hawks (22-28)

Game Info: Friday, February 9, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia 76ers +3.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Atlanta Hawks and the Philadelphia 76ers collide at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday night. Here’s a Hawks vs 76ers Prediction.

Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks have been in a rut as they've lost six of their last 10 games overall and they will be hoping to snap a two-game skid after getting beaten by the Celtics in a 125-117 road defeat on Wednesday. Saddiq Bey led the team in scoring with 25 points on nine of 16 shooting, Trae Young added 20 points with 10 assists while Onyeka Okongwu and Jalen Johnson each scored 19 points. As a team, the Hawks shot just 42 percent from the field and 13 of 41 from the 3-point line as they got off to a decent start with 67 points in the first half to stay within striking distance for most of the contest, until about midway through the fourth quarter where the Celtics went on a 7-0 run to start to pull away. The Hawks will meet the Rockets after this one.

Philadelphia 76ers

Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers have been in a major slump as they've lost seven of their last eight games overall and they will be hoping to arrest a three-game skid after getting thrashed by the Warriors in a 127-104 loss on Wednesday. Ricky Council led the team in scoring with 17 points off the bench, KJ Martin added 15 points while Tobias Harris chipped in with 13 points, seven rebounds and three assists. As a team, the 76ers shot just 41 percent from the field and eight of 32 from the 3-point line, but their problems were on the defensive end as they leaked 33 points in the second quarter to fall behind going into halftime, before they got blown out by 43-23 in the third quarter to suffer another disappointing defeat.

Philadelphia 76ers Player Facts

  • Tobias Harris ranks 2nd amongst qualified Forwards for FT% (90.3%) this season.
  • Tyrese Maxey ranks 10th amongst qualified players for assist:turnover ratio (4.0) this season.

Atlanta Hawks Player Facts

  • Trae Young ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for assists per game (10.9) this season.
  • Onyeka Okongwu ranks 2nd amongst qualified Forwards for FG% (61.1%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The 76ers rank 1st in the league for steals per game this season (8.8).
  • The 76ers rank 1st in the league for opponent steals per game this season (6.0).
  • The Hawks rank 30th in the league for opponent points per game this season (124.0).
  • The Hawks rank 1st in the league for offensive rebounds per game this season (13.1).

Hawks vs 76ers Prediction

The Hawks could be shorthanded here with Dejounte Murray listed as questionable for this one, while the 76ers are still missing Nicolas Batum, Joel Embiid and Robert Covington. The Hawks haven't been in the best of form recently, but to be fair, they were more than competitive in a narrow loss to the red-hot Celtics on Wednesday, while the 76ers are banged up and are clearly stuck in their worst slump of the season. You couldn't back either side with much confidence at the moment, but the 76ers have been downright awful during this slump, so I'm more comfortable going with the Hawks to get over the line after they were surprisingly good in Wednesday's loss to the Celtics.

Peter’s Pick Atlanta -3.5

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