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Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 2/9/2024 Preview and Pick

Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers

Date: Friday, February 9, 2024

Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA

TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia

Wells Fargo Center is the site where the Philadelphia 76ers (30-20) will attempt to beat the Atlanta Hawks (22-29) on Friday.

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The Hawks played the Celtics and ended up losing by a score of 125-117 in their last game. Atlanta walked away from the contest having earned a 42.2% field goal percentage (43 out of 102) and buried 13 out of their 41 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Hawks knocked down 18 of 20 tries for a rate of 90.0%. In reference to rebounding, they earned 49 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 24 assists in this matchup while forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and having 8 steals. Pertaining to defense, Atlanta allowed the other team to go 52.7% from the field on 49 out of 93 shooting. Boston distributed 33 dimes and had 6 steals in this game. Moreover, Boston had 45 boards (6 offensive, 39 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Boston finished shooting 90.9% at the free throw line by making 10 of 11 tries. They also buried 17 out of their 49 shots from beyond the perimeter. Concerning personal fouls, the Hawks ended up with 13 and the Celtics finished the game with 16 personal fouls.

Saddiq Bey is a guy who was a factor in this matchup. Bey shot 56.3% from the field and also recorded 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 36 mins and also pulled down 9 rebounds. He accumulated 25 points on 9 of 16 shooting.

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Atlanta enters this one with a win-loss mark of 22-29 for the campaign. They lose possession via turnover 13.5 times per game and as a unit are committing 18.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Atlanta is pulling in 45.0 rebounds per game and has earned 1,330 dimes on the season, which is 17th in the league in terms of passing. The Hawks are connecting on 36.3% on shots beyond the perimeter (703 of 1,939) and 81.2% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 121.5 pts per contest (3rd in basketball) while connecting on 46.6% from the field.

On defense, the Hawks are able to force 14.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.4 personal fouls. They concede 38.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 30th in the NBA in points per game allowed (124.0). The Hawks defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 50.4% (2,347 of 4,658) and they surrender 44.4 boards per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 28th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,472 surrendered so far this season.

When they last stepped on the hardwood, the 76ers took a defeat with a final score of 127-104 when they played the Warriors. In the matter of cleaning the glass, Philadelphia allowed Golden State to collect 52 overall (12 on the offensive glass). They shot 42.1% from downtown by shooting 16 of 38 and finished the game at 17 out of 22 from the free throw line (77.3%). The 76ers permitted the Warriors to bury 47 of their 94 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 50.0% in this contest. At the conclusion of this game, the 76ers shot 41 out of 98 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.8%. In terms of shooting from beyond the arc, Philadelphia knocked down 8 out of 32 tries (25.0%). They were able to knock down 14 of those for a rate of 100.0%. The Warriors earned 21 personal fouls for this game which got the 76ers to the charity stripe for a total of 14 tries. They also turned it over 14 times, while getting 7 steals for the game. The 76ers were able to snag 29 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 40 in this contest.

Ricky Council IV ended up being a major contributor for the 76ers in this matchup. He buried 4 out of 7 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 57.1%, but didn’t pull down a board. Council scored 17 points in his 10 minutes on the hardwood, but didn’t record an assist.

Philadelphia has a mark of 30-20 on the campaign. As an offense, the 76ers are shooting 47.4% from the field, which is 17th in the NBA. Philadelphia has scored 5,923 pts for the campaign (118.5 per contest) and they average 43.1 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 24.8 times per game (26th in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 12.0 times per game. The 76ers are committing 20.8 fouls per contest and they go 83.3% from the free throw line.

The Philadelphia defense concedes 34.7% on 3-pointers (579 of 1,668) and their opponents are converting on 78.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 26.3 assists and 44.3 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 14th and 20th in basketball. The 76ers on the defensive end are ranked 14th in the league in points given up per game with 113.7. They are forcing their opponents into 14.5 TO’s per game and allow teams to shoot 47.1% from the field (14th in basketball).

Who will win tonight’s NBA game against the spread?

Tony Sink’s Pick: Take Atlanta

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