After the Atlanta Hawks took Game 1 of their second-round series, people wondered if they'd give the Philadelphia 76ers more trouble than expected. Since then, the 76ers have won the next two games and have now taken the 2-1 series lead. This mini win streak now has Philadelphia leapfrogging over the Milwaukee Bucks when it comes to NBA Championship odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Entering Friday night's Game 3, the 76ers and Bucks were tied at +1000 odds when it comes to winning this season's NBA title. However, after Philadelphia's convincing 127-111 win, the team's odds have improved to +750 while Milwaukee's have slightly worsened to +1100. Even though they only lead by one game, the 76ers are currently favored to eliminate the Hawks at -650 odds.
Joel Embiid was a major factor in Philadelphia's Game 3 win. The four-time NBA All-Star led the way with 27 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists while also adding 3 blocks. The 76ers' victory was also a result of great perimeter defense as the team held the Hawks to just 6-for-23 (26.1%) from the 3-point line. If Philadelphia can replicate that performance in Game 4, they could see another noticeable boost to its championship odds.
Game 4 of the 76ers-Hawks series will go down Monday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. EST. The 76ers are currently favored to win the contest at -144 odds.
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