The Atlanta Hawks completed an incredible comeback in Game 4 to tie the Eastern Conference semifinals series 2-2. After clawing their way back from an 18-point deficit to end the game 103-00, Nate McMillan and company pack up before hitting the road as they play the next game in front of an electrifying Wells Fargo Center crowd.
Tray Young led the charge and completed a huge comeback in the second half and put the pressure on the Sixers until the final seconds. It was a disappointing night for Joel Embiid as soon as he stepped on the court in the third quarter, finishing his night with 17 points in what looked like an easy win for the team early into the game. Nonetheless, they will try to take the lead on Wednesday night.
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Hawks vs. 76ers Game 5 Information
- When: Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 7:30 PM ET
- Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- TV: NBA TV / ESPN
- Radio: 92.9 THE GAME (Hawks) // WPEN 97.5 (Sixers)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Philadelphia 76ers (-263) // O/U 223.5
Why Bet on the Atlanta Hawks?
The Hawks were able to solve the Sixers’ defense in the second half of Game 4, leading them to their second victory in the series. While their opponents were looking on pace to take the win, the Hawks stayed resilient and took advantage of every scoring opportunity that went their way.
They also protected the ball well as they took advantage of an underwhelming Sixers defense. However, the Hawks were held back by their shooting, recording only 36.6% from the field. Had they improved on this, they would’ve pulled away from the Sixers much earlier.
We look forward to another stellar performance by Trae Young following his 25-point and 18-assist performance that helped his team overcome the Sixers in the last game. His ability to attack the basket and be a shooting threat can be a handful for defenders, and if he can continue to deliver this every night, he can create more pressure and at the same time find open looks for his teammates.
Why Bet on the Philadelphia 76ers?
Despite a lackluster Game 4 for the No. 1 Eastern Conference team, the Sixers are determined to secure a spot in the Conference Finals this year. Doc Rivers needs to work his way around roadblocks that the Atlanta Hawks firmly established. For one, they have to keep the intensity high on the defensive side.
Although they were able to hold back some of the Hawks’ shooting abilities, it wasn’t enough to maintain the lead. Their turnovers allowed the Hawks more shooting chances. By the end of the game, the Atlanta Hawks recorded 101 shots while the Sixers only had 86.
Joel Embiid barely made an impact in Game 4, but he is expected to bounce back from this drought come Game 5. He was ice cold in the second half and was responsible for losing the momentum with his poor shooting and wild shot attempts. Embiid was 0-of-12 in the second half. Even though he made up for his bad shooting on the boards with 21 rebounds to his name, he and the rest of his team were outplayed in the paint. If he wants to win the next game, he has to rectify his mistakes to bring more significant contributions to the team.
Hawks vs. 76ers Betting Trends
- The Hawks are 3-2 in their last 5 away games.
- The Hawks are 3-2 against the spread in their last 5 away games.
- The totals have gone over 2 times in the Hawks’ last 5 games.
- The 76ers are 9-1 in their last 10 home games.
- The 76ers are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 home games.
- The totals have gone under in 2 of the Sixers’ last 5 games.
Hawks vs. 76ers Expert Betting Prediction
With the Hawks securing a second win to tie the series, the odds are now closer than ever. With smaller margins between the two, they can try to make a run for it in Game 5 and take a win before heading back to Atlanta. A confident Hawks team can be difficult to deal with. Covering the spread shouldn’t be a problem for Trae Young and his teammates as well, and a win remains on the table.
On the other hand, a struggling Sixers team should be able to recover from this loss. They have the firepower and the experience to stretch the game even further, but only if they fire on all cylinders this time. Ultimately, we have ourselves a thriller to look forward to.
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