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Atlanta Hawks at Philadelphia 76ers Predictions & Tips - Hawks Can Cover If Embiid Struggles Again

  • Atlanta Hawks at Philadelphia 76ers predictions for Wednesday
  • 76ers-Hawks to tip-off at 00:30 (Thursday) BST at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
  • Atlanta levelled up the series in Game 4
  • Hawks tipped to cover spread with Embiid struggling
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Leigh Copson 15 Jun 2021
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Atlanta Hawks at Philadelphia 76ers Predictions & Tips

Atlanta can at least cover when they visit Philadelphia for Game 5.

Joel Embiid’s knee injury appeared to catch up with him last time out and that is bad news for Philly.

If their star man struggles again on Wednesday they could have serious problems with the Hawks.

  • Atlanta Hawks won Game 1 in Philadelphia
  • Atlanta Hawks are 3-2 on the road in the playoffs so far
  • Atlanta Hawks’ Trae Young has double doubles in 3 of the 4 games in this series so far
  • Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid is playing with a torn meniscus in his knee
  • Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid had to leave Game 4 for treatment in the dressing room

Head To Head

  • Philadelphia 76ers lead the all-time series 204-194
  • Philadelphia 76ers lead the all-time playoff series 8-3

Atlanta Hawks Form & Team News

Atlanta impressed as they dispatched the league’s best defence, the New York Knicks, in round one of the playoffs.

Trae Young and Clint Capela were the stars of the show as Young averaged 29.2 points per game and Capela averaged 13.4 rebounds per game.

The pair have been crucial to Atlanta being tied at 2-2 with Philadelphia in this series as they prepare to head out on the road for Game 5.

Young racked up 35 points and 10 assists while Capela chipped in with 10 rebounds as the Hawks took Game 1 with a 128-124 victory in Philadelphia.

The pair dipped in a 118-102 defeat in Game 2 but had solid performances in Game 3, with Young putting up 28 points and Capela contributing 16 rebounds in a 127-111 defeat.

Young added another 25 points and 18 assists to his postseason collection in Game 4, but more importantly Clint Capela (13 rebounds) and John Collins (12 rebounds) took advantage of Joel Embiid’s struggles to help the Hawks win 103-100.

Atlanta now have a chance to get ahead in the series but they will have to do it without De’Andre Hunter (knee), Brandon Goodwin (illness) and Cam Reddish (Achilles.

Philadelphia 76ers Form & Team News

Philadelphia made pretty straightforward work of Washington in the first round with a 4-1 series lead, but they did not emerge from it unscathed.

Star man Joel Embiid tore his meniscus during that series and was a serious concern coming into this clash with Atlanta. The injury did not slowed him down though the first three games.

Embiid put up 39 points and nine rebounds as the 76ers lost the first game 128-125, but they bounced back to take Game with a 118-102 victory in which Embiid topped his previous display with 40 points and 13 rebounds.

Embiid was not has hot in a 127-111 Game 3 win too, racking up 27 points, but his knee problem appeared to catch up with him as they 76ers were edged out 103-100 in Game 4 in Atlanta.

His fitness is now a major concern heading into Game 5, but he is not listed on the injury report despite the extent of his knee problem being common knowledge.

Danny Green (calf) continues to be listed though, with reports suggesting he will not return until July if Philadelphia do advance. 

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If Joel Embiid’s injury problem is beginning to break him down it is a huge problem for Philadelphia.

Atlanta have won in Philly once already and if Embiid struggles again here, Young, Collins, Capela and Bogdan Bogdanovic could capitalise.

Best Bet: Atlanta +6.0 Spread @-111.11 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Value Bet: Young & Atlanta +6.5 Double Double & Spread @170.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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