The Philadelphia 76ers lost their homecourt advantage in Game 1, but they did fight back in Game 2 to even the series. Can they win Game 3 in Atlanta? This NBA betting preview for the 76ers vs Hawks NBA Playoffs matchup will provide game info, betting trends, odds and a prediction for Game 3 of this series.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Atlanta Hawks Betting Preview and Prediction | NBA Playoffs
NBA Eastern Conference Round 2 NBA Playoffs Game 3 (Series Tied 1-1)
Philadelphia 76ers (49-23, 20-16 Away) vs. Atlanta Hawks (41-31, 25-11 Home)
Date: Friday, June 11, 2021
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: State Farm Arena – Atlanta, GA
Congratulations to both Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. They fell short of being awarded the MVP and Defensive Player of the Year, respectively, but to have two players of their caliber speaks volumes about this team. There are some who may critique Simmons for only scoring four points in Game 2 of this series. To those critics, I say who cares? Simmons’ job is not to score on this team. His job is to stop/slow down the opponent’s best player and cause matchup problems with his defensive prowess. And when Embiid can step in for 40 points, why should Simmons try to get in the way?
For the Hawks, Game 2 was never a game they needed to win. Would a win have been nice? Heck yes. But because they stole Game 1, this team did not need to scrape and claw in Game 2. Trae Young will get back to his normal self at home. It would be shocking if he went 1-7 from three-point range in State Farm Arena. John Collins also needs to step up in order to make sure Embiid doesn’t slap another 40-point performance on the box score.
NBA Betting Odds
Moneyline: PHI: (-120) | ATL: (+102)
Spread: PHI: -1.5 (-114) | ATL: +1.5 (-106)
Total: 224 – Over: (-110) I Under: (-110)
76ers vs Hawks NBA Betting Trends
- Philadelphia is 6-3 against the spread (ATS) in its last nine games.
- Philadelphia is 15-4 straight up (SU) in their last 19 games.
- Atlanta is 4-1 ATS in its last five games.
- The total has gone UNDER in eight of Atlanta’s last 10 games.
76ers vs Hawks Prediction
This NBA prediction uses NumberFire’s probability model. They give Philadelphia a 50.8% chance to win Game 3 of this NBA Playoffs matchup.
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