Hawks vs. 76ers NBA Prediction
The 76ers are large favorites on Friday night versus the Hawks but they’ve struggled of late to cover spreads. Will Philadelphia come through tonight at the betting window or is Atlanta the better option as a road dog?
513 Atlanta Hawks (+9) at 514 Philadelphia 76ers (-9); o/u 221.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Friday, April 30, 2021
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Atlanta Hawks DFS Spin
Trae Young (sprained left ankle) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the 76ers. Young has been sidelined for a little more than a week, but he appears to be close to a return. Should the Hawks' starting point guard have to miss another game, Brandon Goodwin's fantasy value would increase. Kris Dunn made his Hawks debut Wednesday night but, given the amount of time that he's missed due to injury, it would be very difficult to count on him for anything as far as fantasy value is concerned.
Philadelphia 76ers DFS Spin
Joel Embiid scored 17 points on 7-of-16 shooting (2-of-2 FT) Wednesday, to go with seven rebounds, one assist, one 3-pointer, one steal, three blocks and one turnover in just 25 minutes of floor time in a blowout win over the Hawks. Embiid, who could be seen grabbing at his sore right shoulder throughout Monday’s game, didn’t seem to be all that bothered by the shoulder issue tonight, and he dominated his matchup with Clint Capela — helping hold him to just 4-of-13 shooting. With the win tonight, Philly locked up a playoff spot out East, joining the Nets as the only Eastern Conference teams to have clinched a postseason spot.
Hawks vs. 76ers Betting Prediction
The 76ers are 2-5-1 against the spread in their last eight games overall, are 2-5-1 against the number in their last eight home games and are 2-7 at the betting window in their last nine games coming off a win. On the other side, the Hawks are 9-2 against the spread in their last 11 games playing on one day of rest and are 11-5 against the number in their last 16 games overall.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: ATLANTA HAWKS +9.5