76ers vs Hawks Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for April 7 (Atlanta Takes Advantage of Philly's Absences)
By Larry Rupp
76ers vs Hawks Game Info
- Date: Friday, April 7, 2023
- Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
- Venue: State Farm Arena -- Atlanta, GA
- Coverage: NBCSP and BS-SE
The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Friday with 11 more games, including a battle between the Philadelphia 76ers and Atlanta Hawks. The 76ers rank third in the Eastern Conference with a 52-28 record, while the Hawks check in eighth with a 41-39 record. This may be a potential playoff preview.
Philadelphia enters as a loser in six of its last 10 games following a 129-101 loss to the Miami Heat on Thursday. Meanwhile, Atlanta has now won six of its last nine games thanks to a 134-116 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday. Which Eastern Conference contender will win on Friday?
76ers vs Hawks Odds & Spread
- All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: PHI: (+480) | ATL: (-650)
- Spread: PHI: +11.5 (-110) | ATL: -11.5 (-110)
- Total: 235.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Hawks enter this contest as massive home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 235.5 points, which is above average compared to Friday's projected totals.
76ers vs Hawks Betting Trends
- Philadelphia is 4-2 straight up in its last six games against Atlanta.
- The total has hit the under in seven of Philadelphia's last 10 games.
- Atlanta is 6-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven games on a Friday.
- The total has hit the under in nine of Atlanta's last 10 games against Philadelphia.
76ers vs Hawks Prediction & Pick
Much like a few other NBA games on Friday's slate, this is a matchup between one team with nothing to fight for and one team with motivation to win. The 76ers are locked into the No. 3 seed in the East, while the Hawks are trying to stay in the No. 8 seed and have two tries to win in the play-in tourney.
The 76ers have been on the wrong end of a couple of road blowouts as of late, too, losing to the Phoenix Suns by 20 and the Milwaukee Bucks by 13. This all bodes well for Atlanta's chances of pulling away in this matchup. After all, the Hawks have won six of their last seven games inside State Farm Arena.
James Harden and Joel Embiid have also already been ruled out for this game, so back the Hawks at home.
Final Score Prediction: 76ers: 116 | Hawks: 124
76ers vs Hawks Best Bet
Hawks' center Clint Capela has a shot to control the boards on Friday against what is an undersized Philly squad now that Embiid has been ruled out. The Atlanta big man is averaging 11.1 rebounds per game on the season, including 11.8 over his last 10 games.
Philadelphia averages the third-fewest rebounds per game in the NBA (47.9), which drops to 42.4 per game when Embiid is not active. If it's not clear by now, the MVP candidate makes a huge impact in that area of the game for Philly. Capela should ball out in a meaningful contest for Atlanta.
Bet: Clint Capela Over 10.5 Rebounds (-128)
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