Philadelphia 76ers vs. Atlanta Hawks - 10/29/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (0-0) at Philadelphia 76ers (0-1)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 12:30 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +7 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks pay a visit to the Philadelphia 76ers for a Saturday afternoon showdown at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Hawks will be looking to improve to 2-0 this season after beating the Wizards by 114-99 at home in their season opener. Paul Millsap led the scoring with 28 points to go along with seven rebounds and six assists, Tim Hardaway provided the spark off the bench with 21 points in just 23 minutes while Dwight Howard chipped in with 11 points, 19 rebounds and three blocks as the Hawks battled with the Wizards in a tight contest before pulling away in a dominant 33-19 fourth quarter.
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Meanwhile, the 76ers were welcomed into the new season with a packed house full of proud fans looking to finally get a glimpse of Joel Embiid in his debut and he didn't disappoint, leading the team with 20 points with seven rebounds in just 22 minutes of action. Nik Stauskas added 13 points off the bench while Sergio Rodriguez added 12 points with nine assists, but while the Sixers did a good job of holding off the Thunder for three quarters, it was in the fourth quarter where they went cold and were outscored by 34-22.
In ATS trends, the Hawks are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games following a win of more than 10 points and 1-8 ATS in their last nine road games, while the 76ers are 16-38 ATS in their last 54 against the Eastern Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record.
Head to head, the Hawks are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall and 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings in Philadelphia.
The Sixers showed plenty of fight in their season opener against the Thunder but still fell painfully short, so they'll be eager to bounce back and get that first home win of the season, but I the Hawks looked very good in their win over the Wizards and I'm expecting them to win by double digits and improve to 2-0 on the season.