Game Time: 7:30 pm ET, Saturday, October 30, 2021
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Where to Watch: NBA TV
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Point Spread: Hawks +3.5, 76ers -3.5; Over/Under: NL points
Bet365: Point Spread: Hawks NL, 76ers NL; Over/Under: NL points
BetMGM: Point Spread: Hawks +3.5, 76ers -3.5; Over/Under: NL points
Atlanta Hawks: 3-2 (4th place, Southeast Division)
Philadelphia 76ers: 3-2 (2nd place, Atlantic Division)
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Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers Preview and Analysis
Atlanta Hawks: 3-2 last 5
Philadelphia 76ers: 3-2 last 5
Atlanta Hawks Analysis
The Hawks are coming into this game with a 3-2 record overall to start their season off and they are 1-2 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. The Hawks were on a 2 game winning streak before it ended in Washington against the Wizards in their last game. They lost that game 122-111 in a game that the Hawks fell behind in the second quarter and just could not come back from that. John Collins led the team in points in that game with 28 while Cam Reddish was next on the team off the bench with 20 points. Trae Young was quiet in that game with his shooting but he did lead his team in assists with 13 while Collins led the team in rebounds with 12. Their offense is averaging 108.6 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 102.6 PPG against them. The Hawks opened their last game as a 2.5 point favorite with that line closing around 4 while the point total opened at 224 points and closed around 222. The Hawks not only did not cover the spread in that game but they lost it straight up on the moneyline cashing the +150 for the Wizards while the game went over the total with 233 points total.
Philadelphia 76ers Analysis
The 76ers are coming into this game with a 3-2 record overall to start their season off and they are 1-1 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. The 76ers are coming into this game off of a win against the Detroit Pistons 110-102. They took the lead in the second quarter of that game and never gave it back as they led the entire time from that point on. Joel Embiid went off in that game with 30 points while Tobias Harris was next on the team with 17 points. Tyrese Maxey led the team in assists in that game with 6 while Embiid led the team in rebounds with 18. Their offense is averaging 110 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 105.6 PPG against them. The 76ers opened their last game as an 11.5 point favorite with that line closing around 11 points while the point total opened at 217.5 and closed around 212 points. The 76ers did not cover the spread in that game winning by 8 points while the game stayed under and even pushed in some spots with 212 total points.
Hawks vs 76ers Prediction
The Hawks are coming into this game as a 3.5 point underdog with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. The Hawks are coming off of a bad loss in Washington that they will be looking to bounce back from. The Hawks have been playing very well to start their season off and they will be looking to make a statement in this game. The 76ers are dealing with a lot of distractions off of the court and they have not really beaten anybody that good to start their season. The Hawks have had a few days of rest to get ready for this game and they will be prepared to come for the win here. The best bet to place in this game is on the Hawks to cover the spread and to win the game straight up on the moneyline as they are just the better team.
Hawks 76ers Prediction: Our NBA Pick for Saturday, October 30, 2021 (7:30 pm ET start time) is Hawks 117 76ers 114.
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NBA Betting Trends
Atlanta Hawks: 24-36 ATS as an underdog of 3.5 to 9.5 points. 49-54 ATS as an underdog. 25-34 ATS as a road underdog. 32-50 ATS in road games. 19-24 ATS in the first half of the season.
Philadelphia 76ers: 45-37 ATS as a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5 points. 60-52 ATS as a favorite. 36-28 ATS as a home favorite. 43-29 ATS in home games. 43-33 ATS after 1 or more consecutive unders.
Atlanta Hawks: B. Bogdanovic (SG) Prob Sat - Ankle injury. O. Okongwu (PF) Late Dec - Shoulder injury.
Philadelphia 76ers: J. Embiid (C) Ques Sat - Knee injury. G. Riller (SG) Out indefinitely - Knee injury. B. Simmons (SG) Out indefinitely - Holdout.
"I thought they had control right from the start. We really never established that we could guard this team, and it was pretty much playing downhill all night long." - Nate McMillan on his team’s loss to the Wizards in their last game.
"He imposed his will in several parts." - Doc Rivers on the performance of Joel Embiid in their win over the Pistons in their last game.
PG Trae Young
SG Bogdan Bogdanovic
SF De'Andre Hunter
PF John Collins
C Clint Capela
PG Tyrese Maxey
SG Seth Curry
SF Danny Green
PF Tobias Harris
C Joel Embiid
PPG: T. Young (24.2)
APG: T. Young (10)
Reb/G: J. Collins (10.4)
PPG: J. Embiid (21.4)
APG: S. Milton (5)
Reb/G: A. Drummond (10)
Atlanta Hawks: Nate McMillan (2nd season)
Philadelphia 76ers: Doc Rivers (2nd season)