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Atlanta Hawks vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 3/23/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Philadelphia 76ers at Atlanta Hawks
Date & Time Saturday March 23, 2019, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Location
State Farm Arena
Atlanta, Georgia
The Line
The Line: Atlanta Hawks +8 -- Over/Under: 235.5
TV Channel
NBAtv, FSSE, NSPA
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Atlanta Hawks meet Saturday in NBA action at the State Farm Arena.

The Philadelphia 76ers look to stay hot while building on their six-game winning streak. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 115.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 111.8 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 27.5 points and 13.8 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 19.6 points and 2.8 assists. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and JJ Redick is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.6 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won four of their last six road games.

The Atlanta Hawks could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 112.4 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 118.5 points on 47.3 percent shooting. John Collins is averaging 19.5 points and 9.7 rebounds while Trae Young is averaging 18.5 points and 7.8 assists. Kent Bazemore is the third double-digit scorer and Dewayne Dedmon is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have split their last six home games.

The 76ers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The 76ers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Atlanta and 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings. The over is 13-6 in Hawks last 19 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 4-0 in 76ers last 4 overall.

The Philadelphia 76ers have come out of nowhere with this six-game winning streak and appear to be a team ready to takeover that third seed in the East. The 76ers are shooting 46.9 percent from the field and winning their last five games by an average of 5.6 points. The Atlanta Hawks continue to compete and lose close, but they're still just 15-21 ATS at home and allow 48 percent shooting at home. If this is really a turning point for the 76ers, this is a game they should be able to win rather comfortably. I'll take my chances with the chalk.  

Pick:
Philadelphia 76ers -8

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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