The Atlanta Hawks and the Philadelphia 76ers are going to see each other for the second time in three days, this time in Philly. Will the Hawks go 2-0 this season against Philadelphia? Or, will the Sixers get back at Atlanta in front of their fans at the Wells Fargo Center?
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Away: Atlanta Hawks (8-4/3-2 Away)
Projected Starting Five:
- PG: Trae Young
- SG: Dejounte Murray
- SF: De’Andre Hunter
- PF: John Collins
- C: Clint Capela
The Hawks are back to their winning ways after securing a 104-95 win at home Friday over Philly. Now, it’s Atlanta’s turn to play as the road team in this matchup. So far this season, Atlanta has covered only two games in three games away from A-Town. However, the Hawks are 2-0 against the spread in their last two visits to the City of Brotherly Love.
Trae Young shot inefficiently from the field in the win over Philly, scoring 26 points while shooting 7/21 from the floor, but he was 10/10 from the foul line, and he might have another productive night at the charity stripe Sunday, considering that the 76ers have allowed teams to take an average of 26.0 free-throw attempts in their last four outings – fifth-most in the league in that stretch. Also, watch out for a potential big bounce-back game from Dejounte Murray, who only scored 10 points (5/13 FG) versus the Sixers. He is putting up 21.6 PPG on 46.1 FG% this season.
Home: Philadelphia 76ers (5-7/2-4 Home)
Projected Starting Five:
- PG: Tyrese Maxey
- SG: De’Anthony Melton
- SF: Tobias Harris
- PF: P.J. Tucker
- C: Joel Embiid
The Sixers continue to struggle, and with James Harden still out, they will have to find their way back to the win column this Sunday minus their bearded superstar. But at least they still have Joel Embiid, who scored 26 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in 32 minutes in the first meeting with Atlanta. As a team, though, the Sixers shot just 38.6 FG% and went only 6/20 from behind the arc.
Tyrese Maxey will have to be more productive while Harden is out. He was fantastic for a stretch earlier this season but has only made 29.7% of his field-goal attempts in the last three Sixers games. Defensively, the Sixers can give more focus on making life harder for the duo of Murray and Young. That is going to be easier said than done, but Atlanta is also in the bottom 10 in the NBA in terms of assisted field goal rate (56.3%). The Under is 6-1 in the Sixers’ last seven home games.
Spread: The Sixers (-3.5) covers.
Over/Under: The total (220.5) hits the Under.