Hawks vs. 76ers - 12/10/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (2-18) at Atlanta Hawks (14-6)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 7:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -13 -- Over/Under: 202 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, TSOH
The Philadelphia 76ers and Atlanta Hawks play Tuesday night at the Philips Arena.
The Philadelphia 76ers have won two of their last three games and have to be feeling good about themselves given the circumstances. On the season, the 76ers are averaging 92 points on 41.4 percent shooting and are allowing 104 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Michael Carter-Williams is averaging 16.3 points and 7.4 assists while Alexey Shved is averaging 10.4 points and 3.3 assists. Henry Sims is grabbing 5.6 rebounds per game and K.J. McDaniels is shooting 42.6 percent from the field. The Philadelphia 76ers have improved defensively as of late, holding teams to 100 points on 42.3 percent shooting in their last five games. As long as the 76ers can get consistent stops, they’ll have a chance to be a lot more competitive the rest of the way. Tony Wroten is doubtful for this game with a knee injury.
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The Atlanta Hawks are playing their best ball of the season with wins in seven straight games. On the season, the Hawks are averaging 103.7 points on 47.5 percent shooting and are allowing 99 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Jeff Teague leads Atlanta with 17.5 points and 7.1 assists while Paul Millsap is averaging 16.6 points and 7.7 rebounds. Kyle Korver is shooting 55.1 percent from downtown and Al Horford is grabbing 6.3 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks are absolutely on fire offensively, which includes 48.4 percent shooting from the field and 42 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. However, the Hawks are allowing teams to shoot just 44 percent from the field and are 10-1 SU this season when allowing less than 100 points. Defense is key for the Hawks.
The 76ers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. win and 18-7 ATS in their last 25 vs. Eastern Conference. The Hawks are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 Wednesday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The 76ers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Atlanta and the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The one thing the 76ers have been able to do this season is cover the large spreads, as they're 8-3 ATS this season as a double-digit dog. But now, the 76ers are finding ways to win games, which only gives me more confidence in this team. Sure, the Hawks are probably going to win this game outright but I'll take my chances with the points.