76ers vs. Hawks - 1/13/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (29-8) at Philadelphia 76ers (7-29)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +9.5 -- Over/Under: 197 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSOH, CSN
The Atlanta Hawks and Philadelphia 76ers play Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Atlanta Hawks have won eight straight games and continue to hold the top record in the East. On the season, the Hawks are averaging 102.9 points on 46.7 percent shooting and are allowing 97.2 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Jeff Teague is averaging 17.4 points and 7.2 assists while Paul Millsap is averaging 16.9 points and 7.9 rebounds. Al Horford is grabbing 6.5 rebounds and Kyle Korver is shooting 50.3 percent from the field. While the Atlanta Hawks have shown they can score with just about anybody, they’ve been winning games with a defense that’s allowed less than 100 points in 13 of their last 20 games and is holding teams to 31.2 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Hawks are 13-5 SU this season on the road.
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The Philadelphia 76ers are playing their best ball of the season with three wins in their last four games. On the season, the 76ers are averaging 90.6 points on 41.1 percent shooting and are allowing 103 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Tony Wroten is averaging 17.1 points and 5.3 assists while Michael Carter-Williams is averaging 14.6 points and 6.3 rebounds. Robert Covington is grabbing 4.4 rebounds and K.J. McDaniels is shooting 41.2 percent from the field. The Philadelphia 76ers may be on a bit of a winning streak, but they’re still a team that’s tanking and are still lousy on offense, as they’re shooting just 40.8 percent from the field in their last five games. Also, only two of the 76ers seven wins have come on the home court.
The Hawks are 20-6 ATS in their last 26 road games and 36-16 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The 76ers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest. The Hawks are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
You see what the Hawks are doing to just about the entire league? Hard to think the 76ers can stop this freight chain. Look for the Hawks to win easily by double digits.