The Philadelphia 76ers and Atlanta Hawks meet Friday, June 11th in Game 3 of the NBA East Playoffs Second Round at the State Farm Arena. The 76ers and Hawks are fighting for a crucial 2-1 series lead with things evened up at 1-1.
The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 123.1 points on 51.9 percent shooting and allowing 111.4 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 29.2 points and 2.7 assists while Tobias Harris is averaging 23.9 points and 9.4 rebounds. Seth Curry is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Simmons is dishing nine assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game.
The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 107.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 103.9 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 28.9 points and 2.7 rebounds while Bogdan Bogdanovic is averaging 15.3 points and 6.3 rebounds. John Collins is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Huerter is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 85.2 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game.
The 76ers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Hawks are 20-6 ATS in their last 26 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in 76ers last 5 overall. The under is 8-2 in Hawks last 10 overall. The 76ers are 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Atlanta and 7-15 ATS in the last 22 meetings.
The 76ers are the better team overall and probably should be favored, but they haven’t been all that impressive. The Hawks dominated game one and had their chances in game two before falling apart late in the second half. The Hawks also play their best at home where they’re shooting 47 percent from three in these playoffs. I don’t think this is going to be an easy finish for the 76ers. We’re getting value with the Hawks and the free bucket. I’ll take it.