The Philadelphia 76ers (41-21) absolutely pummeled a depleted Atlanta Hawks (34-29) lineup 127-83 on Wednesday to clinch a postseason berth. Friday evening at 7 p.m. ET, the two Eastern Conference foes will once again meet again at the Wells Fargo Center in Philly with similar circumstances to their matchup just 48 hours prior.
Can the injury riddled Hawks put up a bigger fight this time around? Let’s go over the best betting options at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Pick ATS: 76ers -9.5
The Sixers are a mere 14-12 ATS as a home favorite this season but the injury report on the ATL side of things is what’s driving this pick to cover. Trae Young, Bogdan Bogdanovic, and Clint Capela are listed as questionable for the Hawks while Kevin Huerter, De’Andre Hunter, and Cam Reddish remain out.
Courting a John Collins-led lineup, Atlanta shot just 33 percent from the floor on Wednesday in their lowest offensive output of the season. Meanwhile, the 76ers shot 53.9 percent overall and were able to spread the ball around as Seth Curry led the way with 20 points. One would imagine a similar outcome tonight as Philly tries to keep pace with Brooklyn for the one-seed, so stick with them to cruise at home.
Player Prop: TBD
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