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Atlanta Hawks vs. Philadelphia 76ers

February 9, 2024




The Atlanta Hawks will travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to face the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center with the game scheduled to start at 7:00 PM ET on Friday evening and will air on NBA TV.

The Hawks enter this game on a two-game losing streak following Wednesday’s 117-125 loss on the road against the Boston Celtics which drops their record to 22-29 this season and puts them in 10th place in the Eastern Conference. Atlanta has been one of the highest-scoring teams in the NBA this season as they rank 3rd in the league in points per game with an average of 121.55 points per game. 

Trae Young enters this game averaging a double-double with 27.1 points and 10.9 assists per game and is 2nd in the NBA in assists per game. However, Atlanta has been one of the worst teams defensively in the league as they are allowing the most points per game in the NBA with an average of 123.96 points allowed per game. The Atlanta Hawks will look to end their two-game losing streak when they travel to face the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Philadelphia 76ers enter this game in 5th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 30-20, however, they continue to struggle without Joel Embiid as they have lost seven of the eight games without him and are on a three-game losing streak following Wednesday’s 104-127 loss at home against the Golden State Warriors. Tyrese Maxey has become one of the best players on the team since the loss of Embiid and is averaging 25.6 points and 6.3 assists per game. 

Philadelphia has been an above-average team defensively as they are allowing an average of 113.66 points per game which is less than the league average of 115.61 points per game while also being an above-average team offensively as they are averaging the 8th most points per game in the NBA with an average of 118.46 points per game. The Philadelphia 76ers will look to end their three-game losing streak when they host the Atlanta Hawks on Friday evening.

BookMaker has the Atlanta Hawks listed as 4-point favorites on the road against the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday evening. Philadelphia has won seven of the last ten and two of the previous three meetings. The 76ers have covered the spread in seven of the last ten and two of the previous three games in the series. The Atlanta Hawks are 15-36 ATS overall, 8-16 ATS on the road, and 7-19 ATS as a favorite this season while the Philadelphia 76ers are 29-21 ATS overall, 16-10 ATS at home, and 6-8 ATS as an underdog on the year.

Philadelphia has lost seven of their last eight games and have only covered the spread in one of their previous five games which has a lot to do with the injury to Joel Embiid as the 76ers have gone from one of the best teams to a below-average team without him. Atlanta has won four of their last six games while having covered the spread in four of their last five games. Lay the points with the Atlanta Hawks when they travel to face the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday evening.

Spooky Express Pick: Atlanta Hawks -4