Atlanta Hawks Battling Injuries Face Philadelphia

NBA action on Wednesday heads to the City of Brotherly Love when the Atlanta Hawks visit the Philadelphia 76ers. The current line has Atlanta favored by 1 point with the over/under point total on 207.5.

Entering this game, Atlanta has an overall record on the season of 38-36 straight up and 33-41 against the spread. On the road, the Hawks are 18-18 SU and 19-17 ATS. On the season, Philadelphia is 28-46 SU and 47-27 ATS. At home, the 76ers are 17-19 SU and 25-11 ATS.

The Hawks ended a seven-game losing streak on Tuesday with a 95-91 victory over Phoenix. The Hawks are tied in fifth with Milwaukee in the playoff race in the Eastern Conference. Atlanta is three games ahead of Chicago in ninth place. On Tuesday, Dennis Schroder scored 27 points for the Hawks.

Philadelphia has won 5 games in its past 9 played after defeating Brooklyn Tuesday 106-101. Dario Saric is continuing to keep his name near the top of the list for Rookie of the Year as he scored 23 points, which was the seventh game in March he has scored 20 or more points.

Atlanta’s struggles are due in part to injuries. Paul Millsap the team’s All-Star forward and leading scoring has missed six straight and will not play Wednesday. Kent Bazemore has missed five straight but could return on Wednesday. Thabo Sefolosha is out with a groin injury.

Saric is the leading candidate to win ROY of honors as he has averaged over 19 points per game over the past 20 games. Jahlil Okafor has played in just one of the last five 76ers games due to an injured knee, but might play on Wednesday.

Atlanta is 3-0 this season against Philadelphia and has won six straight over the 76ers.

Philadelphia guard Gerald Henderson missed Tuesday’s game but might return on Wednesday.

Atlanta is 2-6 ATS in its past 8 games played.

Philadelphia is 5-1 ATS in its past 6 games against opponents from the Southeast division.

Prediction: Both teams will be playing the second game of a back to back series. The Hawks snapped a seven-game losing streak and will be on a high looking to make it two straight. Lean toward the Hawks here.

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