Hawks at 76ers - 1/7/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (21-14) at Philadelphia 76ers (4-33)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +9 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks and Philadelphia 76ers meet Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Atlanta Hawks look for a feel good win after splitting their last six games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 101.8 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 100.6 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 18.3 points and 8.8 rebounds while Jeff Teague is averaging 15.5 points and 5.6 assists. Al Horford is grabbing 7.1 rebounds and Dennis Schroder is dishing 4.4 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Hawks are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15.9 turnovers per game. The Atlanta Hawks have split their last 10 road games. Tiago Splitter is questionable with a calf injury.
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The Philadelphia 76ers also look for a victory after splitting their last six games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 92.9 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 104.6 points on 46 percent shooting. Jahlil Okafor is averaging 17.1 points and 7.5 rebounds while Ish Smith is averaging 14.7 points and 8.2 assists. Nerlens Noel is grabbing eight rebounds and Robert Covington is dishing 1.6 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The 76ers are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.5 turnovers per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost five of their last six home games.
The Hawks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS loss. The 76ers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-13-1 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
I've been saying all season that the Hawks aren't the same team they were last season. Back-to-back losses to the Knicks? Huh? The 76ers have been playing with a little pep in their step since adding Smith to the roster and they've covered three of their last five when having extended rest. I don't trust the Hawks at all, so give me the points.