Hawks vs. 76ers Game 2 Prediction
Game 2 of the East Semifinals between the Hawks and 76ers will take place on Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. ET. Down a game in the series, will the Sixers come through with a win and a cover or is there a better play on the board?
501 Atlanta Hawks (+5) at 502 Philadelphia 76ers (-5); o/u 223
7:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Atlanta Hawks DFS Notes
Trae Young hit 11-of-23 shots, four 3-pointers and 9-of-9 free throws for 35 points, 10 assists and two steals in Sunday's thrilling 128-124 Game 1 win over the Sixers in Philadelphia. Trae becomes the second player in history to score at least 30 points in his first four road playoff games, joining the Bucks' Lew Alcindor, who became Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The Hawks blew a massive lead and the Sixers fought their way back into the game late with great defense, some shaky officiating and some big plays. But the Hawks were able to hold them off in the end, even without De'Andre Hunter (knee). John Collins had 21 points, three 3-pointers, two steals and four rebounds, Clint Capela double-doubled with 11 points, 10 boards, a steal and a block, Bogdan Bogdanovic had 21 points, four rebounds and five assists, and Kevin Huerter added 15 points and three 3-pointers and the Hawks stole home-court advantage on Sunday.
Philadelphia 76ers DFS Notes
Joel Embiid (right knee) is being listed as questionable for Game 2 vs. the Hawks on Tuesday. Embiid logged 38 minutes in Game 1 on Sunday, and Doc Rivers said he "looked good" at Monday's walkaround, but Rivers also acknowledged that they're "not out of the wood's yet" with Embiid's knee injury and that he'll likely be evaluated ahead of every game moving forward. We're expecting Embiid to be out there, but this knee issue will likely be ongoing for the remainder of the postseason.
Hawks vs. 76ers Playoffs Prediction
The over is now 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams in Philadelphia and has cashed in seven of the last 10 meetings overall. The over is also 7-3 in the Hawks’ last 10 games versus a team with a winning record and is 5-1 in the Hawks’ last six games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600. On the other side, the over is 4-0 in the 76ers’ last four games overall, is 6-1 in their last seven home games and is 4-0 in their last four playoff games as a favorite.
NBA PLAYOFFS PREDICTION: HAWKS/76ERS OVER 223