NBA Playoffs -- Philadelphia 76ers vs Atlanta Hawks Game 1 Pick and Prediction

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NBA Playoffs -- Philadelphia 76ers vs Atlanta Hawks Game 1

Play Time: Sunday,Jun 6 2021 13:00

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NBA Playoffs -- Philadelphia 76ers vs Atlanta Hawks Game 1 Pick and Prediction

 

The Atlanta Hawks and Philadelphia 76ers meet Sunday in game one of the NBA East Playoffs Second Round at the Wells Fargo Center. The Hawks are coming off a five-game series win over the Knicks. The 76ers are coming off a five-game series win over the Wizards.

 

 

NBA Playoffs -- Philadelphia 76ers vs Atlanta Hawks Game 1 Pick and Prediction

 

Philadelphia 76ers 

Philadelphia 76ers finished first in the Eastern Conference and during the regular season versus Atlanta was 2-1. Philadelphia 76ers defeated Washington 4-1 and their best-of-seven series in the opening round. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 124 points on 51.1 percent shooting and allowing 110 points on 45.8 percent shooting. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 28.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game.

 

 

NBA Playoffs -- Philadelphia 76ers vs Atlanta Hawks Game 1 Pick and Prediction

 

Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta Hawks easily disposed of New York in the opening round of the playoffs winning their best-of-seven series 4-1. The Hawks turned up the defense against New York holding the Knicks to 105 points or less in each of the five games during the series. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 104 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 97 points on 39.8 percent shooting. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 83.3 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.

 

Prediction

 The 76ers are the better team here overall, but Embiid is still likely sidelined. The Hawks have the offensive firepower to give the 76ers issues. And if the Hawks play defense like they did against the Knicks, it’s believed that they can make the chance to win.

 

Ben's Prediction: Atlanta Hawks +3 

 

 

 

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