The Hawks are looking to widen the gap and take a 2-0 lead before heading back to Atlanta. On Tuesday, they face the Sixers for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at the Wells Fargo Center. After upsetting the Sixers in Game 1 in a 128-124 thriller, the Hawks are expected to come into this game on full throttle.
Meanwhile, the Sixers will try to rectify their mistakes in the series opener, most notably their careless turnovers. The intensity of the Hawks vs. Sixers series is about to turn up a notch, and we anticipate another tight match from start to finish.
With that, NitroBetting news brings you a comprehensive preview of the upcoming game. Find important team and player data, the latest NBA odds, betting trends, and expert predictions right here. Lock in on the best picks and turn your bets into winnings right now!
Hawks vs. 76ers Game 2 Information
- When: Tuesday, June 8, 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 (-6.5) // O/U 223.5
Why Bet on the Atlanta Hawks?
The Atlanta Hawks were remarkable in Game 1, shooting 72% from the field in the first 15 minutes of the game to take a commanding 26-point lead. They made the Sixers scrambled for points the entire game, and it was only until the late fourth quarter when their opponents had a shot at winning the game.
But, Trae Young and company had other plans. Bogdan Bogdanovic and John Collins produced huge numbers, combining for 42 points, while Clint Capela scored 11 points and collected 10 rebounds. Moreover, their bench squad stepped up and outscored the Sixers 34-23, making all the difference for the team.
With a win on the road, the Hawks are now in a good position even if the Sixers tie the game before Game 3. But, if they end up snatching another win on the road, the series is expected to shift in their favor. Trae Young is eager to put in the numbers for his team in his first-ever playoff run. He now records the most points in the first five career playoff games in the franchise’s history and is expected to break more along the way.
Why Bet on the Philadelphia 76ers?
Doc Rivers and the Philadelphia 76ers were not their usual self in Game 1. The team committed rookie mistakes and had no sense of urgency throughout the game. After a relatively easy first round against the Washington Wizards that only lasted five games, the Sixers are all of a sudden getting challenged seriously. The team committed nine turnovers in their first quarter against the Hawks as their opponents started to create a sizable lead.
It was the same story in the second quarter, and it was only towards the end of the game when the 76ers started to close down the gap. But that wasn’t enough to take down Trae Young and company. Nonetheless, they did put up decent numbers from the field. Ben Simmons went perfect from the field with 7-7 shooting, Tobias Harris recorded 20 points on 8-30 shooting, Seth Curry had 21 on 7-12 shooting, while Matisse Thybulle went 4-6.
Despite suffering a minor injury, Joel Embiid put on a show in Game 1, dropping 39 points, nine rebounds, four assists, and three blocks for his team. He is expected to lead the charge for the Sixers on Tuesday night.
Hawks vs. 76ers Betting Trends
- The Hawks are 3-2 in their last 5 away games.
- The Hawks are 4-6 against the spread in their last 10 away games.
- The totals have gone under in 6 of the Hawks’ last 10 games.
- The 76ers are 5-5 in their last 10 home games.
- The 76ers are 5-5 against the spread in their last 10 home games.
- The totals have gone over in 7 of the Sixers’ last 10 games.
Hawks vs. 76ers Expert Betting Prediction
The Sixers have to change their ways coming into Game 2. They cannot afford to lose another home game and hit the road with a 2-game deficit. If the team can stay aggressive from start to finish, they have an opportunity to tie the game before Game 3. On the other hand, the Atlanta Hawks have been nothing but impressive in the playoffs. With an opportunity to take another win with a Trae Young firing on all cylinders, the team is highly motivated as the upcoming game approaches.
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