Atlanta Hawks vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 12/16/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (1-25) at Atlanta Hawks (14-12)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -13.5 -- Over/Under: 196.5 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia 76ers and Atlanta Hawks square off Wednesday night at the Philips Arena.
The Philadelphia 76ers could use a win here after a brutal 1-25 start to the season. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 90.6 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 103.3 points on 45 percent shooting. Jahlil Okafor is averaging 17.8 points and 8.1 rebounds while Robert Covington is averaging 13.9 points and 6.2 rebounds. Isaiah Canaan is dishing 2.2 assists and Jerami Grant is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. The 76ers are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.6 turnovers per game. The Philadelphia 76ers haven't won a road game since March 25th. Nerlens Noel is doubtful with an eye injury.
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The Atlanta Hawks need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 99.7 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 99.7 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 18 points and 9.3 rebounds while Jeff Teague is averaging 15.5 points and six assists. Al Horford is grabbing 7.2 rebounds and Kent Bazemore is dishing two assists. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Hawks are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15.5 turnovers per game. The Atlanta Hawks have split their last eight home games.
The 76ers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Hawks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss. The under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Hawks aren't the same team from last season, as they look like just another below average team in the East. We all know the 76ers are garbage and aren't even trying to win, but they have been decent as a big dog. I can't lay a ton of points with this average Atlanta team.