Hawks vs. 76ers Prediction
After finally snapping a seven-game losing streak with a win last night, will the Hawks make it two in a row by also beating the 76ers tonight?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the 76ers are now 1-point home underdogs versus the Hawks after the game opened as a pick'em. As for the total, the number hit the board at 207 and has been bet down to 208.
Atlanta enters play having dropped seven of its last 10 games and is just 4-6 against the spread during that span. In fact, even though they won last night against the Suns to end their losing skid, they failed to cover as a 10-point home favorite. The Hawks are just 33-41 at the betting window this season, but they're 19-17 ATS on the road this year.
Philadelphia has split over its last 10 games on the hardwood but went 8-2 against the spread during that same span. The Sixers are 47-27 against the number on the year, making them one of the best ATS teams in the league this season. They're also 25-11 against the spread at home this year.
OUR PREDICTION: The Hawks are still in the midst of a slump but they're 6-0 against the spread in their last six games against the 76ers and have covered in six of their last seven games in Philadelphia as well. If you're worried about backing Atlanta when the team is playing on back-to-back nights, don't be. The Hawks are 13-5 against the spread in their last 18 games playing on zero rest.
WEDNESDAY NBA PREDICTION: ATLANTA HAWKS -1