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Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference semi-finals of the 76ers vs Hawks series comes after both teams have done a great job in the first round and we could have a very close series here. With that in mind, we’ve got an in-depth preview of this game for you, along with betting lines, odds, and picks.
Our Top Picks and Free Betting Tips for 76ers vs Hawks
The 76ers eliminated the Wizards 4-1 in the first round of the NBA playoffs, while the Hawks eliminated the Knicks with the same result. So, both teams enter this series with a lot of positivity and it may be hard to predict what will happen. Luckily for you, we have prepared some of our favorite 76ers vs Hawks predictions for game 1, so check our top betting picks for this game:
- Spread: Hawks to Win (+3) @ -113 – DraftKings
- Total Points: Under 220.5 @ -108 – FanDuel
- Clint Capela Total Rebounds: Over 12.5 @ +140 – BetMGM
Lines and odds are subject to change at any time, so always check them with your bookie before placing a bet.
Hawks to Win on Spread (+3)
Even though it was a surprise for many that Atlanta even made the playoffs, we were not surprised by it and we were not surprised by their performances in the first round against the Knicks either. So, we have faith in this team even against the 76ers, who are one of the best teams in the East. Also, the 76ers have won two of the three games against the Hawks in the regular season, but they had the home-court advantage in both and the Hawks were a different team back then. The 76ers will most likely play without Embiid tonight, which is a huge blow and one that we don’t expect them to overcome, so our first 76ers vs Hawks prediction is for the Hawks to win on a spread.
Under 220.5 Total Points
Two of the three games between these two teams in the regular season have gone under 220.5 total points and our next 76ers vs Hawks prediction is exactly this. The two teams have been playing great defense in the playoffs, especially the Hawks. Granted, they did play against the poor Knicks’ offense, but still, the Hawks have shown massive improvement on that end of the floor. In fact, all five Knicks vs Hawks games have been under 220.5 total points, so this sounds like a smart bet.
Clint Capela Over 12.5 Total Rebounds
The Swiss center has been phenomenal for the Hawks this season. In the regular season, Capela averaged 15.2 points and 14.5 rebounds per game, while his stats in the playoffs are 10 PPG and 13.4 RPG. His rebounding prowess, especially on the offensive end, is why we chose him as our third 76ers vs Hawks prediction. This prediction is even more certain if Embiid doesn’t suit up, but even if he does, we think that Capela can grab 13 rebounds in Game 1 of the series.
76ers vs Hawks preview – Can the Hawks keep surprising us?
While both teams have only lost one game in the first round of the playoffs, this series should be much more exciting and close. So, let’s take a more detailed look at both teams:
The team from The City of Brotherly Love had a very good regular season, finishing first in the East, which means that they will have the home-court advantage in the semi-finals and eventual finals of the Eastern Conference. Led by Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris, 76ers eliminated Wizards in the first round without much trouble, but Embiid missed the last game in the series with a meniscus injury and he is questionable for Game 1 of the 76ers vs Hawks series, which is a huge blow for the team.
After clinching a spot in the playoffs for the first time since 2017, the Hawks have shown true grit in their series with the Knicks by winning two games in front of hotheaded fans of the Madison Square Garden. Trae Young has been fantastic with 29.2 PPG and 9.8 APG, but other players like Bogdanovic and Capela also showed that they have what it takes to compete at this level. The team will be without Dunn, Reddish, and Goodwin in Game 1 of this series, but they might also be without De’Andre Hunter who played all five games in the first round.
Frequently asked questions for 76ers vs Hawks
What Was the Head-to-Head Record Between These Two Teams in the Regular Season?
Philadelphia 76ers have won two games against the Hawks this season, while the Hawks have won one game – all games were won by the home team.
When Is Game 1 of the 76ers vs Hawks Series Being Played?
Game 1 of the 76ers vs Hawks series will be played at 1 pm ET, on June 6th.
Where Is Game 1 of the 76ers vs Hawks Series Being Played?
Game 1 of the 76ers vs Hawks series will be played at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA.