Hawks vs 76ers Prediction NBA Picks Today 11/17

Hawks vs 76ers Prediction NBA Picks Today 11/17

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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Atlanta Hawks - Game Preview

Atlanta, GA; Friday, 5:30 p.m. EST

Line: ATL -1.5 | Over/Under: 234.5

Introduction

The Philadelphia 76ers will face the Atlanta Hawks in a crucial conference matchup as part of the NBA In-Season Tournament. The Hawks, with a -1.5 points spread, seem to have the advantage, especially considering the uncertain status of Joel Embiid for the 76ers.

 

Team Analysis

Philadelphia 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers, currently second in the Eastern Conference with an 8-3 record, are dealing with some injury concerns. Joel Embiid, a key player for the team, is listed as a game-time decision, and his absence could impact the dynamics of this matchup.

Player Spotlight: Tyrese Maxey

Tyrese Maxey has been a playmaker for the 76ers, averaging 6.7 assists per game. With or without Embiid, Maxey's role becomes crucial in determining the 76ers' offensive strategy.

Injury Update

The 76ers will miss the services of Kelly Oubre Jr. and Nicolas Batum. The status of Joel Embiid will be a game-time decision, adding an element of uncertainty to their lineup.

Recent Form

Philadelphia is coming off a loss against the Boston Celtics. Despite the setback, the 76ers have displayed resilience throughout the season and will look to bounce back against the Hawks.

 

Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks, currently eighth in the Eastern Conference with a 6-5 record, aim to capitalize on the potential absence of Joel Embiid. With a -1.5 points spread, the Hawks are in a favorable position to secure a home victory.

Player Spotlight: Trae Young

Trae Young continues to lead the Hawks in scoring, averaging 23.5 points per game. His ability to control the pace and create scoring opportunities will be crucial against the 76ers.

Injury Update

The Hawks are relatively healthy, with no major injuries reported. This puts them in a good position to exploit any potential gaps in the 76ers' lineup.

Recent Results

Atlanta faced a narrow loss against the New York Knicks in their previous game. The Hawks will look to bounce back at home and secure a victory against the 76ers.

 

Prediction

Considering the uncertainty surrounding Joel Embiid's availability and the Hawks' -1.5 points spread, Atlanta has the edge in this matchup. The Hawks, led by Trae Young, are poised to capitalize on the potential absence of the 76ers' star player. The Philadelphia 76ers are 3-5 versus the Hawks without Joel Embiid all-time.

Expect a competitive game, but the Hawks, playing at home, have a good chance to win and cover the -1.5 points spread.

Pick: ATL -1.5

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