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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Atlanta Hawks - 10/29/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Atlanta Hawks (2-3) at Philadelphia 76ers (3-3)
Date & Time Monday October 29, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -11 -- Over/Under: 229
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NBA | Atlanta Hawks (2-3) at Philadelphia 76ers (3-3)
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The Atlanta Hawks and Philadelphia 76ers meet Monday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Atlanta Hawks look for their second road win of the season to get back to a .500 record. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 110.6 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 113.8 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Taurean Prince is averaging 20.6 points and five rebounds while Trae Young is averaging 19.8 points and 6.8 assists. Kent Bazemore is the third double-digit scorer and Miles Plumlee is grabbing three rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost six of their last nine road games. 

The Philadelphia 76ers look to remain undefeated at home to get a game above a .500 record. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 112.5 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 114.5 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 29.2 points and 12.7 rebounds while JJ Redick is averaging 20.2 points and 3.3 assists. Robert Covington is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Simmons is dishing 7.4 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 50.3 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers haven’t lost a regular season home game since March 13.

The Hawks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Monday games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Atlantic. The 76ers are 21-9 ATS in their last 30 home games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Hawks are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Philadelphia, 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.

The Atlanta Hawks have been better than expected out of the gate, and it has a lot to do with an offense that has shown improved depth and is seventh in three point percetnage. The Philadelphia 76ers have been dealing with injuries to their key players and have yet to really put together anything consistent. The Atlanta Hawks are 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight games when a double-digit underdog. The Philadelphia 76ers have split their last eight games ATS when a double-digit favorite. Given the 76ers shaky form, the value here is with the Hawks and the points.

Atlanta Hawks +11

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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