Philadelphia 76ers (44-30) at Atlanta Hawks (21-54)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 30, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks +7.5 -- Over/Under: 218 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Philadelphia 76ers and Atlanta Hawks meet Friday in NBA action at the Philips Arena.
The Philadelphia 76ers look to keep the ball rolling while building on their eight-game winning streak. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 108.9 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 105.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 22.9 points and 11 rebounds while Ben Simmons is averaging 15.8 points and eight assists. JJ Redick is the third double-digit scorer and Dario Saric is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.1 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won five of their last seven home games.
The Atlanta Hawks could use a feel good victory here after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 103.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 109.2 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Dennis Schroder is averaging 19.4 points and 6.2 assists while Taurean Prince is averaging 13.8 points and 4.8 rebounds. John Collins is the third double-digit scorer and Damion Lee is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost six of their last nine home games.
The 76ers are 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 road games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Hawks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The 76ers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Atlanta, 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Philadelphia 76ers will be without their top player for this game, but I'm not sure that matters. The Atlanta Hawks have been in full tank mode the last couple months and are being outscored by 10.6 points in their last five games. The 76ers are outscoring teams by 16.4 points in their last five games and are shooting 49.1 percent from the field. I'm not backing the Hawks, a team that's not even trying to win at this point.