76ers vs. Hawks Game 4 Prediction
After taking Game 1, the Hawks have lost back-to-back games to the 76ers but will look to even the best-of-seven series at two games apiece on Monday night. Will the Hawks pull off the small upset as a home dog or is there a better play on the board?
561 Philadelphia 76ers (-3) at 562 Atlanta Hawks (+3); o/u 225.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Monday, June 14, 2021
Venue: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA
Philadelphia 76ers DFS Notes
Joel Embiid dominated Game 3 with 27 points, nine rebounds, eight assists, one steal, three blocks and one triple in Friday's 127-111 Game 3 win over Atlanta. Coach Doc Rivers said before the game that Embiid was “feeling great” despite the questionable tag he was carrying, and while he isn’t close to 100 percent, he has still been dominant and the 76ers are feeding him in the post at will. In fact, his usage rate of 39.9% through the first two games was his highest for any of the seven playoff series he’s played in according to NBA.com’s John Schuhmann. He did have another scare to his left knee this evening (the good one), but despite hobbling around a bit, he remained in the game and seemed fine. Philly is back in the driver’s seat ahead of Game 4 with a 2-1 lead.
Atlanta Hawks DFS Notes
Trae Young's 28 points wasn't enough in Friday's Game 3 loss to Philly, adding eight assists, two steals and three triples. Young has been sensational in the playoffs so credit to Philly for keeping him in check. Yes, holding Trae to 28 points is considered a win these days. "Trae Young going downhill is not good for any team, and he did that too much [in Games 1 and 2]" 76ers coach Doc Rivers said earlier in the week. "So we have to slide him off a little bit. That's not really being more physical. That's just body position." Look for Trae to make some adjustments in Game 4 as his Hawks attempt to even the series.
76ers vs. Hawks Game 4 Playoffs Prediction
The Hawks are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven home games versus the 76ers, although their one ATS loss was to Philadelphia in Game 3. Nevertheless, the Hawks are 20-7 against the spread in their last 27 home games, are 7-3 against the number in their last 10 games overall and are 50-23 at the betting window in their last 73 games coming off a double-digit loss at home. The Sixers, meanwhile, are 0-5 against the spread in their last five games after scoring more than 125 points in their previous game.
NBA PLAYOFFS PREDICTION: ATLANTA HAWKS +3