76ers at Hawks Game 3 Odds & Pick
Philadelphia 76ers (49-23 SU, 38-31 ATS) at Atlanta Hawks (41-31, 39-32), 6/11/21
When: 7:30 pm ET Friday, June 11
Where: State Farm Arena
Point spread: Phil -1/Atl +1
After splitting the first two games of this best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinals series in Philadelphia, the 76ers and Hawks meet for what should be a fun Game 3 Friday night in Atlanta. Philly, which owned home-court advantage for this series, went off as a -180 favorite to win it, with the Hawks getting +160 as the underdogs. Now, even with Atlanta holding the home-court edge over the rest of this series, the Hawks are getting +175 to win it, with the Sixers now giving -210. Here’s our homework for this Game 3 with our free NBA playoffs betting pick.
NBA Playoffs Betting Odds
The NBA playoffs betting market opened Philadelphia as a two-point road favorite for this Game 3, with an over/under of right around 223.5. Early betting action dipped the Sixers to -1 and bumped that total to 224.5.
76ers-Hawks NBA Playoffs Betting Preview
Atlanta grabbed the opener of this series in Philadelphia last Sunday 128-124, but the Sixers bounced back to take Game 2 Tuesday night 118-102. The Hawks won Game 1 outright as dogs of 4.5 points, while the Sixers covered Game 2 as favorites of 6.5 points.
Also, Game 1 played way over a total of 219.5, but Game 2 played under a total of 225.5.
Philadelphia popped out to a 23-6 lead Tuesday and held an advantage until Atlanta took its first lead at 80-79 late in the third quarter. But the Sixers responded with a 31-9 run and maintained from there for the victory and the money.
The 76ers shot 53 percent from the floor Tuesday and won the turnover battle 18-9.
The Hawks won Game 1 of this series by building a 26-point second-quarter lead, then hanging on from there.
With Wednesday’s victory/cover, Philadelphia is now 5-2 SU, 4-3 ATS this playoff season.
With Wednesday’s loss, Atlanta is 5-2 both SU and ATS this postseason. The Hawks are also now 32-13 SU, 26-18 ATS since putting Coach McMillan in charge back in April.
Meanwhile, including these playoffs, the 76ers are now 31-7 SU, 22-16 ATS this season, with Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Danny Green, Tobias Harris, and Joel Embiid as the starting lineup.
The 76ers played eight games better than Atlanta in the regular-season standings, 49-23 to 41-31, and took the season series from the Hawks two games to one. So Philadelphia is 3-2 both SU and ATS against Atlanta this season.
On the injury front, Philly’s Embiid is listed as questionable for this Game 3 with that sore knee, but he was listed the same way for Games 1 and 2 and played anyway, tossing in 39 and 40 points. Meanwhile, Atlanta F De’Andre Hunter (15 points per game this season) is out for the rest of the playoffs with a bad knee of his own.
76ers-Hawks NBA Betting Trends
- The Sixers played 20-16 SU, 16-18 ATS on the road this season.
- The Hawks played 25-11 SU, 23-13 ATS at home this season.
- The Sixers played 21-16 SU, 16-19 ATS vs. teams that made the playoffs this season.
- The Hawks played 16-21 SU, 17-19 ATS vs. teams that made the playoffs this season.
Unders played 38-34 in Sixers games this season, which averaged 222 total points.
Unders played 37-35 in Hawks games this season, which averaged 225 points.
Unders are 3-2 in Sixers-Hawks games this season, which are averaging 224 total points against an average O/U of 221.
Against the Spread Pick
Philadelphia with a healthy Embiid is a title contender, as that record with that starting five indicates. Of course, if he goes down and out, the Sixers are cooked, but let’s hope that doesn’t happen. And with him, Philly is just the better team in this match-up. Plus, playing on the road means the spread is a bit more amenable. We’re betting the 76ers here for our free NBA playoffs pick for Friday. Bet your NBA playoffs picks for FREE this week by taking advantage of a huge 100% real cash bonus at MyBookie Sportsbook! (Must use bonus code PREDICT100 to get the extra cash credited).