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Sixers vs. Hawks pick against the spread, best player prop for Game 3

We go over some of the best betting options for the NBA second round 2021 NBA playoff matchup between the Philadelphia 76ers and Atlanta Hawks on Friday.

Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks and Bogdan Bogdanovic of the Atlanta Hawks react during a game against the Philadelphia 76ers during Round 2, Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Playoffs on June 8, 2021 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images

Game 3 between the Philadelphia 76ers and Atlanta Hawks will set the tone for the rest of the series. If the Hawks prevail at home, Game 4 essentially becomes a must-win for the Sixers. If the 76ers can win Game 3, they’ll take back home-court advantage and put the pressure on Atlanta. Here’s how bettors should look at Friday’s pivotal contest.

Sixers vs. Hawks, 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

Pick ATS: 76ers -1.5

This is essentially a pick ‘em, and the 76ers are the better team. The Hawks have yet to lose at home in the playoffs this year, but Philadelphia has Joel Embiid healthy and is finding its groove. Ben Simmons should be more involved offensively in this one.

Player Prop: Trae Young over 2.5 3-pointers (-122)

Young was abysmal from behind the arc in Game 2, going 1-7 from deep. However, he’s still taking a ton of threes per game and is shooting well enough to make three. The Hawks go as Young goes and he tends to heat up at home. Although this prop didn’t hit in Game 2, it’s too good to pass on again.

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