NBA Playoffs

3 Best Player Prop Bets for Hawks vs 76ers Game 1

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Atlanta Hawks v Philadelphia 76ers
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The Atlanta Hawks remain the longshot to win the NBA Title as they begin their second round series against the Philadelphia 76ers. According to Eastern Conference semifinal series odds at FanDuel Sportsbook, the 76ers are now a -180 favorite to beat the Hawks (+152) and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.

The Sixers are just a 2.5-point favorite in Game 1 Sunday, but bettors are enjoying their favorite props and odds to cash in more at FanDuel Sportsbook.

With that in mind, here are three Hawks player prop bets for Game 1.

1. Clint Capela - Under 13.5 Points (-118)

NBA MVP finalist Joel Embiid missed Game 5 of the Sixers closeout win over Washington. The small lateral meniscus tear in his right knee may keep him out of Game 1 against the Hawks. It appears he'll be ready, but don't expect him to be 100% as he plays in this series. Embiid's impact on the floor is substantial. Philadelphia beat opponents by 12 points per 100 possessions with Embiid on the court - best in the NBA. The 76ers star also had the highest player efficiency rating in the Eastern Conference this season. Philly will likely enforce more of a defensive tempo in Game 1, minimizing possessions for the Hawks. Clint Capela's scoring is down from 15 points per game during the regular season to 10 PPG in five playoff games. He scored just 9 and 4 points in the Hawks first two playoff games against the Knicks, and now faces the best defensive efficiency team in the East with defensive Player of the Year finalist Ben Simmons.

2. Trae Young - Under 25.5 Points

Trae Young was a star worth watching in Round 1. The third-year point guard of the Hawks can fill up the stat sheet as a special shooter and playmaker. He averaged 29 points and nearly 10 assists in Round 1. Young was hounded by the New York fans, and it will get worse in Philadelphia. Same with the ball pressure from the 76ers rotating defensive stars Ben Simmons and Matisse Thybulle. Young's dazzling dribble-drives will be tougher to get against Philly, making buckets more difficult to come by for him in this series.

3. De'Andre Hunter - Under 4.5 Rebounds

Money is supporting this prop, and De'Andre Hunter has shown he can be a non-factor at times. He failed to get an offensive rebound in four of the five games against the Knicks. Now facing a top efficiency defense and top-10 rebounding team, odds suggest Hunter will come up short.


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