76ers The Favorite In Game 1 And Series Odds Vs Hawks

  • The Philadelphia 76ers are favored to win Game 1 of the series over the Atlanta Hawks with -135 odds.
  • The Philadelphia 76ers are favored to win the series with -175 odds.

PHILADELPHIA — As the NBA Playoffs continue, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Atlanta Hawks find themselves in a series matchup in the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals.

Going into the series, online sportsbooks have the Philadelphia 76ers are favored to win not only Game 1, but the entire series as a whole. However, after an impressive first round, bettors should not count out the Hawks just yet.

Philadelphia 76ers Vs. Atlanta Hawks Game 1 Odds

  • 76ers -135
  • Hawks +115
  • Spread 76ers -2.5
  • Total 220.5 Points

Getting into the moneyline, the 76ers NBA odds are favored and rightfully so. Looking back to the three regular-season meetings between the two, the Hawks took the first game 112-94, however, in the second and third game, it was all Philadelphia as they won both games by 20 or more points. With that said, the Sixers clearly know what they are going up against and should be able to carry that into this series.

Looking at the spread, both teams have done a great job against the spread this season as Atlanta has gone 43-33-1 on the season while Philadelphia has gone 41-33-3. Also, in their recent games, they have both looked nice ATS as well as Philly 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games and the Hawks have gone 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall.

However, there are some trends that point towards Philly covering in this one as the Hawks have gone 2-6 ATS in their last eight road games. Also, in their last six games against each other in Philadelphia, the Hawks have gone 1-6 against the spread.

Finishing off with the game total, bettors should not be swayed into taking the Under as these are both premier offensive teams. Philly has averaged 114.3 ppg on the season while the Hawks averaged 113.1 ppg. Also backing up the Over, the 76ers have gone 6-1 with the Over in their last seven games and the Hawks have gone 4-1 with the Over in their last five games against a team with an above .600 record.

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Philadelphia 76ers Vs. Atlanta Hawks Series Odds

  • 76ers -175
  • Hawks +155

It is no surprise here that the 76ers are favored to win the series considering they have a deep team that can match up with Atlanta very well in all aspects of the game. Philly has above-average three-point shooting and is one of the best defensive teams in the league. Not to mention, they have an overall size advantage on the Hawks as well.

The Hawks should not be counted out just yet though, as they showed that they can match up with any ranked defense in the league after beating the Knicks, who are the number one defense in the league, in the first round.

All in all, betting on the 76ers to win could be the safer side of the line, but there is still money to be made on the Hawks in individual games.

The series is set to begin on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. EST on ABC.